I am a descendant of the Walker, Westfall, Kinser/Coffey, Whisler who m. Rebecca Turner from Ohio, Hill, Altum, Burch, Bingham, and Sullivan, families from Texas and Wright Counties Mo. The Fagan, Kent, Keele, Lord, and Johndrow families from Kansas City, Ks, Pettis,St Clair,and Hickory Counties, Mo. The Fagans who came to KCKs from Arkansas. The Kents, Links, Sarratts, and Cummins from Sullivan Co Missouri including Appanoose Co Iowa. Would enjoy hearing from anyone else interested in these families. Also I am available to help with Iron County Missouri inquiries, bios or pictures of gravesites.
I search out those in my area who made a difference in the lives of others and/or those who might have been all but forgotten. Then make an attempt to give them their due by creating memorials or adding info to memorials that already exist. I believe they earned the right to not be forgotten with the passing of time.
I promise to never become a high number contributor or one that rushes to buy the newspapers just to enter the obits on FAG. I promise to transfer memorials to their "APPROPRIATE" requesters (this does not include Family Pools or Related Family pools) and never act as if memorials or pictures of headstones belong to me. They don't. I have experienced those who feel this way and I am totally disgusted with their pompous claims of, its my gas, time, camera, sore feet, sweat, blood, and tears. Whine, whine, whine,(check out the definition of "VOLUNTEER" in Webster's) or I have had too many transfers deleted therefore refusing to transfer memorials to those requesting them. What a lame excuse that is. Hey, if they delete them then just post them again. The best excuse for not transferring memorials has to be claiming to be the caretaker of a certain county's cemetery records. Then you offer to add or link info but request patience of the requester because you are only 60 to 100 requests behind.
"COMEON" people. Just do the right thing.
If you don't, whose going to put your sorry butt on findagrave? "NOT ME."
When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us. It means that if we meet again, you will know me. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart. For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost. (Arthur Unknown)
Those who have no pride in their ancestors are not worthy of being remembered by their descendants.
"I wake up in the morning, delighted to be waking up, read, write, feed the birds, watch sports on TV, accepting the fact that in the forseeable future I will be a dead person. I want to remind you that dead people are people too. There are good dead people and bad dead people. Some of my best friends are dead people. Dead people fought in every war. We are all going to try it sometime. Fortunately for me, I have always enjoyed mystery and solitude."
The Dark Side of Death by Tom Davis who was one of my most favorite comedy writers.
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