Sadly, Michael Andrews has passed away. Please consider visiting their Find A Grave memorial page and leaving some virtual flowers. Their enthusiasm for cemeteries and willingness to help future generations lives on through their contributions to Find A Grave.
I am busy documenting Minnesota cemeteries in the following counties. Chippewa, Swift, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Big Stone. I have pretty much completed photographing Chippewa and Lac qui Parle County. I have over 30,000 digital pics in my collection. A lot were taken during the Fall of 2006 and 2007.
If you have a name of a cemetery located in Minnesota but need help in its location, try emailing me. I have GPS mapped cemeteries for pretty much everything south of the Minnesota River and western half of Minnesota. No pics. Just GPS coordinates. update: with stage 4 cancer, I really do not have much time for this project.
You think you have some decades left to work on this tombstone project of mine and then a seizure lead to MRI test which found a very rare cancer in my left nasal cavity. So samples have been sent to research folkes and what was I exposed to that would be so unique.
I will find out the MRI results of the first round of chemo treatment this Friday, Sep 16 2011. I was told that it is so rare that samples have been sent out and what was I exposed to that would be so very rare that I breathed it in. No treatment might mean less than a year left.
Like the movie The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, my bucket list is a simplier one. I need to wrap up my work on the smaller cemeteries in my area and see if there is anytime left for the larger cemeteries in my area. So a master index for my area with digital photos linked to their names. If I had more time, additional family notes posted on the internet to be linked to a tombstone. That takes a lot of research for one marker.
Again with my photo icon, the fighter pilot in the movie Independance Day is kinda like me. The missile represents the harshest chemos drugs that I am taking. The alien ship represents the cancer cells. I hope I can get the 2nd round of chemo started this Friday Sep 16 2011. And I was curious how that actor was doing today. I did not realize he is going through tough times himself. I hope he has better times coming to him.