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I retired in June, 2013, after 30 years of teaching in Catholic grade and high schools, with a 12-year child-rearing break.
I now have time to do ancestor documentation, and am really enjoying it. I joined Find a Grave on August 29, 2014. My appreciation to all those who have created these sites.
My interest was intensified by my mother, Jo Ann, and by my paternal Uncle Audrey.
In August, 1989, my mother took me on a "Roots" trip through Iowa and Missouri. We visited homes and graves, all the way back to my great grandparents on both my maternal sides.
My Uncle Audrey was a walking family encyclopedia. In June, 1993, he took his daughter, Sandra, and me on a "Family Tree" excursion. We took notes and photographed the tombstones of 13 of our 16 paternal 3-great grandparents, all buried in two adjacent counties in Iowa!
If anyone is related to, or a friend of, a person whose site I manage, please contact me, and I'll be happy to transfer the site.