Lydia A.

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"Death is not something that happens to you in the future, it happens to you all the time."
"There is no such thing as life and death, life is death and death is life."
(Sadhguru)

Graveyards to me are a place of peace, tranquility and mystery. I find comfort there, and the older such a place is, the better, as far as I am concerned.

So, a very special thank you, to all of you around the world who preserve history by devoting much of your time and energy taking photographs, especially of very old and withered gravestones, which may very sadly soon be lost for ever to time and the elements.

From an ancient gravestone:

"Our life hangs by a single thread,
Which soon is cut and we are dead.
Then boast not reader of thy might.
Alive at noon, and dead by night."

Genealogy is a favorite hobby of mine and my research is mainly focused on Alsace (France), Bavaria (Germany), Norfolk, Yorkshire, and London, England, as well as Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, U.S.A.

I enjoy transcribing photos where I often leave a flower, also for relatives, no matter how remotely related, or just because someone asks for a flower or token for someone dear to them.
I also manage 'abandoned', or those memorials of distant relatives where the original creator has passed away. Although I am mostly related to those people I did not know all of them personally, so if you are a closer relation/or have more information about the deceased than I do, then in most cases I will be happy to transfer such a memorial to your care.

A tip to all photo transcribers: Sometimes stones (especially very old ones) are very hard to read when transcribing. It makes sense to just add what can be safely and accurately read, and then go over the photos that you have transcribed again to make any necessary edits. To do this just click on the grave photo, and you will then be able to click on 'View original' which enlarges the photo. If there is still a problem the photo can usually be enlarged even further when clicking on it again. Good luck!

All contributors who volunteer on this site for the good of all, believe in cooperation, mutual respect, and most importantly in honoring and remembering those that have gone before us, please feel free to contact me via email or message anytime. I welcome all well researched edits and suggestions.

Rude, nasty, defamatory, insulting messages, emails or edits will be immediately reported and forwarded to the findagrave administration.

With warmest good wishes to all,
Lydia

"Death is not something that happens to you in the future, it happens to you all the time."
"There is no such thing as life and death, life is death and death is life."
(Sadhguru)

Graveyards to me are a place of peace, tranquility and mystery. I find comfort there, and the older such a place is, the better, as far as I am concerned.

So, a very special thank you, to all of you around the world who preserve history by devoting much of your time and energy taking photographs, especially of very old and withered gravestones, which may very sadly soon be lost for ever to time and the elements.

From an ancient gravestone:

"Our life hangs by a single thread,
Which soon is cut and we are dead.
Then boast not reader of thy might.
Alive at noon, and dead by night."

Genealogy is a favorite hobby of mine and my research is mainly focused on Alsace (France), Bavaria (Germany), Norfolk, Yorkshire, and London, England, as well as Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, U.S.A.

I enjoy transcribing photos where I often leave a flower, also for relatives, no matter how remotely related, or just because someone asks for a flower or token for someone dear to them.
I also manage 'abandoned', or those memorials of distant relatives where the original creator has passed away. Although I am mostly related to those people I did not know all of them personally, so if you are a closer relation/or have more information about the deceased than I do, then in most cases I will be happy to transfer such a memorial to your care.

A tip to all photo transcribers: Sometimes stones (especially very old ones) are very hard to read when transcribing. It makes sense to just add what can be safely and accurately read, and then go over the photos that you have transcribed again to make any necessary edits. To do this just click on the grave photo, and you will then be able to click on 'View original' which enlarges the photo. If there is still a problem the photo can usually be enlarged even further when clicking on it again. Good luck!

All contributors who volunteer on this site for the good of all, believe in cooperation, mutual respect, and most importantly in honoring and remembering those that have gone before us, please feel free to contact me via email or message anytime. I welcome all well researched edits and suggestions.

Rude, nasty, defamatory, insulting messages, emails or edits will be immediately reported and forwarded to the findagrave administration.

With warmest good wishes to all,
Lydia

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