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I've loved graveyards since I was a child. They are peaceful, beautiful and full of history. I've also always been interested in genealogy. When I started kept coming up. Once I learned I could help people AND wander around graveyards...I was HOOKED!!

I owned my own business until nine years ago when I decided to sell it. I continue to work there as office and parts manager. Over 35 years I knew most of my customers and love the customer service part of any business. I love riding motorcycle (though I haven't now for a few years), the Black Hills of South Dakota (or anywhere else I can look for agates!), searching out old ghost towns and graveyards and my favorite I've recently began a job at the local hospital as reception, switchboard and balancing accounts at end of day. I still have a LOT to learn!! In January I had my right hip replaced...which has been a blessing to my wandering graveyards! Ten years of limping got to be too much.

IF YOU HAVE YOUR MESSAGE SYSTEM TURNED OFF AND WANT TO CONTACT ME ABOUT SOMETHING...PLEASE INCLUDE A WAY FOR CONTACT. OTHERWISE...I HAVE NO WAY OF CONTACTING YOU AND I MAY IGNORE WHAT YOU WRITE. It's getting old receiving messages from people asking/telling me what to do yet they have their own message system set for no messages.

I love going out and looking for requested graves. But something new I've noticed in last year is people are requesting a picture when there is already a picture posted. OR...they are clicking the request for a photo but looking for other information on that person? When members do this they end up wasting the time of volunteers. PLEASE only use the request button if you want a photo of the grave!

As of now I go out to look or work in cemeteries every Sunday when our South Dakota weather permits. On those Sundays for the past three years my 93 year old dad joins me as I go in search of requests! He loves driving the country side with I rode with him as a child. He sits in the car or on a lawn chair under a tree , reading, while his wife, Barb, and I look for and photograph graves. I'm lucky to be able to spend all of those hours with him!

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