Genealogy and cemeteries are a passion to me and I love helping to contribute to others looking for their ancestors. I will take pictures for anyone who needs them. Currently I am researching the following names (and a few hundred others): Mangus, Manges, Mangis, Garst, Showalter, Meredith, Woodruff, Miller, Owen, Owens, Eddings, Pearson, Mathews, Matthews, Kraus, Petty, Claiborne, Berry, Benbrook, Webb, Jones, Engle(s), Taylor, Arnold - and the list goes on. If you are interested in these names - please get in touch with me. Have taken pictures from Virginia to Washington State - that I have yet to post. Also, any pictures I take can be sent in original size - just ask. Will help find things and take pictures within a 150 mile radius, or where ever I might be.
Please follow the rules of find-a-grave when requesting transfers and make requests thru the "edit/suggestion" portion of the memorial.
DO NOT leave bio information in the "Flowers and Notes" section. Send information to me and I will add it - giving you credit.
STRANGERS IN THE BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, or when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.