Graveyard Walker

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Thoughts of my loved ones are my reminders that they too think of and watch over me.

My passion at find-a-grave is reconnecting the memorials of children with their parents and siblings. For so many years and miles their names have been separated.

I appreciate every photo taken for me and will do the same for anyone that I can.

My permission is hereby granted to anyone who wants to download, copy, or use any photos that I have posted on the Find-A-Grave website. However, I am not and can not be responsible for photos posted by anyone else on a memorial that I am the manager of.

Edits and Suggestions that I receive or send should attempt to adhere to the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) as the guideline for establishing the reliability ("proof"). Edits and Suggestions that I receive and accept or decline upon further investigation I may not agree with my original decision to accept or decline; and will then further edit the memorial to contain what in my opinion is most likely the more accurate information. In other words, sometimes I feel since I have not usually been provided by the suggesting member "proof" supporting their suggestion, their suggestion is only their beliefs and/or their undocumented opinion. Also if another suggestion is received that contradicts information that is posted on the memorial or has offended someone; I again re-evaluate the information that is posted on the memorial. I do not intentionally post information on a memorial that is most likely incorrect information. Again, some information is inevitably assumptions without "legal" documentation to support the data and I do sometimes utilize the "more likely than not" opinion. Use data on any of my managed memorials as a tool to further research. The edit feature is available on the memorials so they can be edited as more information becomes available that the memorial manager feels they can and want to endorse as being accurate; or to delete information that they no longer feel they should support as being valid or "more likely than not" as being accurate information.

I do not normally post complete published obituaries in "biographies" because I do not consider the time of the burial services, etc. to be a part of a person's biography. I do, however, include family member names (preceded/survivors) because they have already previously been documented in a publicized obituary. I do not normally intentionally link memorials to burial locations that are "unknown/presumed/undocumented/imaginary" or just for the sake of creating a "family tree" on a burial registry website.

I sincerely hope that I have helped others make discoveries and the connections that they have been trying to make.

I have always been drawn to reading autobiographies, historical novels, jigsaw puzzles, and preservation.

Virtual flowers are appreciated.

DID YOU KNOW:
A graveyard is a burial ground that adjoins a Church's ground. A cemetery does not.

A pall is a heavy cloth that is draped over a coffin. Thus the term pallbearer is used to signify someone who "bears" the coffin which the pall covers. Some Christians use a pall to cover their loved ones when burying them.

A pallbearer is one of several participants who help carry the casket at a funeral. They may wear white gloves in order to prevent damaging the casket and to show respect to the deceased person.

Some traditions distinguish between the roles of pallbearers and casket bearer. The former is a ceremonial position, carrying a tip of the pall or a cord attached to it. The latter do the actual heavy lifting and carrying. There may otherwise be pallbearers only in the symbolic sense if the casket is on an animal or vehicle.

In Western cultures, the pallbearers are usually male family members, close friends, or colleagues of the deceased. The first duty of a pallbearer is to appear at least thirty minutes before the funeral begins as the funeral director can then provide directions. Secondly, they will also be notified on where they are able to sit during the funeral service. Thirdly, pallbearers carry the casket to one's final resting area after the funeral. Depending on the tradition, pallbearers would either carry the coffin on their shoulders or by their waist.

At times additional pallbearers, known as honorary pallbearers, walk either behind or directly in front of the casket in a showcase of supplemental distinction towards the deceased. This type of pallbearer is most often a person in the profession of the deceased who has achieved significant merit within their position.

In history a Nun always took the first name of the mother as her first name and the first name of the father as her middle name.

PLEASE NOTE:
I will gladly document in the biography any suggested information that seems to me to be appropriate, such as it relates to the memorials that I manage. This sometimes includes things such as their assumed, and most likely, family link relationships. Please use the appropriate suggestion links on memorials as recommended by Find-A-Grave.

Because Find-A-Grave is a burial site registration website I do NOT intentionally link to "burials" whose location is "unknown". My interpretation is that It is NOT the purpose of Find-A-Grave to be a Family Tree or Ancestry linkage website - there are a number of "Family Tree" websites. Find-A-Grave is likely not in most situations the appropriate site for unknown burial locations just for the sake of linking or acknowledging family members AKA a family tree.

A NOTE ABOUT HISTORY:
History is not there for you to like or dislike. It is there for you to learn about it. And if it offends you, even better. Because then you are less likely to repeat it. It's not yours to erase or destroy.

GENEALOGY:
Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation, and in the last stages, is an incurable disease. Author Unknown

A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ME:
Being a veteran's daughter/brat because my father served in the US Army Tank Battalions in WW II and in the US Navy Seabees during Korea; and my fiancé went to Vietnam, but didn't return, I do understand. I take preserving the memories and the honoring of every veteran very seriously.

Thank you - yes, I say it a lot, and I mean it every time I say it.

Check out the New Mexico Forgotten Heroes Burial Program through New Mexico Veterans Services. I am the "mother" of that program. My name is rarely found in connection to any publications about it (and I don't care one bit); but I am the one that brought the problem to the attention of Veterans Services and I didn't quit until the program was born; and now it lives and thrives because of the dedication of the citizens of New Mexico, countless people who show that they want this for our indigent veterans, and the brotherhood/sisterhood of veterans.

I never wore a uniform, but I was raised with the simple premise of "you know what's right and you know what's wrong"

Thoughts of my loved ones are my reminders that they too think of and watch over me.

My passion at find-a-grave is reconnecting the memorials of children with their parents and siblings. For so many years and miles their names have been separated.

I appreciate every photo taken for me and will do the same for anyone that I can.

My permission is hereby granted to anyone who wants to download, copy, or use any photos that I have posted on the Find-A-Grave website. However, I am not and can not be responsible for photos posted by anyone else on a memorial that I am the manager of.

Edits and Suggestions that I receive or send should attempt to adhere to the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) as the guideline for establishing the reliability ("proof"). Edits and Suggestions that I receive and accept or decline upon further investigation I may not agree with my original decision to accept or decline; and will then further edit the memorial to contain what in my opinion is most likely the more accurate information. In other words, sometimes I feel since I have not usually been provided by the suggesting member "proof" supporting their suggestion, their suggestion is only their beliefs and/or their undocumented opinion. Also if another suggestion is received that contradicts information that is posted on the memorial or has offended someone; I again re-evaluate the information that is posted on the memorial. I do not intentionally post information on a memorial that is most likely incorrect information. Again, some information is inevitably assumptions without "legal" documentation to support the data and I do sometimes utilize the "more likely than not" opinion. Use data on any of my managed memorials as a tool to further research. The edit feature is available on the memorials so they can be edited as more information becomes available that the memorial manager feels they can and want to endorse as being accurate; or to delete information that they no longer feel they should support as being valid or "more likely than not" as being accurate information.

I do not normally post complete published obituaries in "biographies" because I do not consider the time of the burial services, etc. to be a part of a person's biography. I do, however, include family member names (preceded/survivors) because they have already previously been documented in a publicized obituary. I do not normally intentionally link memorials to burial locations that are "unknown/presumed/undocumented/imaginary" or just for the sake of creating a "family tree" on a burial registry website.

I sincerely hope that I have helped others make discoveries and the connections that they have been trying to make.

I have always been drawn to reading autobiographies, historical novels, jigsaw puzzles, and preservation.

Virtual flowers are appreciated.

DID YOU KNOW:
A graveyard is a burial ground that adjoins a Church's ground. A cemetery does not.

A pall is a heavy cloth that is draped over a coffin. Thus the term pallbearer is used to signify someone who "bears" the coffin which the pall covers. Some Christians use a pall to cover their loved ones when burying them.

A pallbearer is one of several participants who help carry the casket at a funeral. They may wear white gloves in order to prevent damaging the casket and to show respect to the deceased person.

Some traditions distinguish between the roles of pallbearers and casket bearer. The former is a ceremonial position, carrying a tip of the pall or a cord attached to it. The latter do the actual heavy lifting and carrying. There may otherwise be pallbearers only in the symbolic sense if the casket is on an animal or vehicle.

In Western cultures, the pallbearers are usually male family members, close friends, or colleagues of the deceased. The first duty of a pallbearer is to appear at least thirty minutes before the funeral begins as the funeral director can then provide directions. Secondly, they will also be notified on where they are able to sit during the funeral service. Thirdly, pallbearers carry the casket to one's final resting area after the funeral. Depending on the tradition, pallbearers would either carry the coffin on their shoulders or by their waist.

At times additional pallbearers, known as honorary pallbearers, walk either behind or directly in front of the casket in a showcase of supplemental distinction towards the deceased. This type of pallbearer is most often a person in the profession of the deceased who has achieved significant merit within their position.

In history a Nun always took the first name of the mother as her first name and the first name of the father as her middle name.

PLEASE NOTE:
I will gladly document in the biography any suggested information that seems to me to be appropriate, such as it relates to the memorials that I manage. This sometimes includes things such as their assumed, and most likely, family link relationships. Please use the appropriate suggestion links on memorials as recommended by Find-A-Grave.

Because Find-A-Grave is a burial site registration website I do NOT intentionally link to "burials" whose location is "unknown". My interpretation is that It is NOT the purpose of Find-A-Grave to be a Family Tree or Ancestry linkage website - there are a number of "Family Tree" websites. Find-A-Grave is likely not in most situations the appropriate site for unknown burial locations just for the sake of linking or acknowledging family members AKA a family tree.

A NOTE ABOUT HISTORY:
History is not there for you to like or dislike. It is there for you to learn about it. And if it offends you, even better. Because then you are less likely to repeat it. It's not yours to erase or destroy.

GENEALOGY:
Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation, and in the last stages, is an incurable disease. Author Unknown

A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ME:
Being a veteran's daughter/brat because my father served in the US Army Tank Battalions in WW II and in the US Navy Seabees during Korea; and my fiancé went to Vietnam, but didn't return, I do understand. I take preserving the memories and the honoring of every veteran very seriously.

Thank you - yes, I say it a lot, and I mean it every time I say it.

Check out the New Mexico Forgotten Heroes Burial Program through New Mexico Veterans Services. I am the "mother" of that program. My name is rarely found in connection to any publications about it (and I don't care one bit); but I am the one that brought the problem to the attention of Veterans Services and I didn't quit until the program was born; and now it lives and thrives because of the dedication of the citizens of New Mexico, countless people who show that they want this for our indigent veterans, and the brotherhood/sisterhood of veterans.

I never wore a uniform, but I was raised with the simple premise of "you know what's right and you know what's wrong"

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