"Graving" is a new thing to me...I started all this to be able to leave family geneology information and 'stories' for our 'eventual' grandchildren! Now, I've spent quite a bit of time at it in the past five years...especially at small private family graveyards of my husband's in West Virginia. Working on family geneology evolved as a natural progression, and now I'm a full blown headstone hunter! I once even stopped at a private family graveyard in the front yard of a new home and asked if I could record the headstones and info on them and as a result of that, found family members that no one knew or could remember where they had been buried. It was such a wonderful feeling to be able to supply that information, especially to the older members of the family! I still can't get over the fact that it is the tradition here in the south to have family graveyards in one's front yard! I'm in the process of organizing all that info and will be adding those graveyards to "Findagrave" for anyone who needs it. The saddest, yet most life~impacting thing that has occurred since I joined is I was able to find a brother for a dear friend of mine. She had been looking for him for over 30 years, and unfortunately he passed away in 2004. Although her heart is broken, she at least has the closure now, and no more wondering and searching. I am happy to be able to help people that are unable to come here to find headstones....I feel like it enables me to give back a little!
As far as personally, I'm on the East Coast in Virginia now with my husband. We have two daughters, and two grandchildren, with one more on the way...so the 'geneology' continues!