New England Yankee

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Find a Grave ID
49912569

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I am a New Englander to the core (or maybe just to William and Susanna White on the Plymouth Rock shore... ;-), amateur photographer and history buff. I love to travel the New England area, take photos and learn something new...

I consider cemeteries to be history books - there is so much to learn from them. My approach is to do what I can to enhance the 'stories behind the stones', through photographs and other information, in order to lend additional meaning to (and celebration of) the life represented by the memorial. Exploring our cemeteries is a great activity, especially during our current difficult times. I've come to look forward to that small portion of the day for peace and reflection. I guess that is part of what energizes me to do this. It's one way to shine a little light on the forgotten, and to learn more of the history that makes our communities what they are now. The contributions of individuals and the roles they played at important points in time; family lines - how they intersect; and, particularly, the number of children who never got to experience much of life. It's pretty fascinating to contemplate. History certainly comes alive in a cemetery.

Since joining Find A Grave, I have been very impressed with the amount of effort so many people have given to build such a fine database - I hope that I can contribute to that in some small way.

I am a New Englander to the core (or maybe just to William and Susanna White on the Plymouth Rock shore... ;-), amateur photographer and history buff. I love to travel the New England area, take photos and learn something new...

I consider cemeteries to be history books - there is so much to learn from them. My approach is to do what I can to enhance the 'stories behind the stones', through photographs and other information, in order to lend additional meaning to (and celebration of) the life represented by the memorial. Exploring our cemeteries is a great activity, especially during our current difficult times. I've come to look forward to that small portion of the day for peace and reflection. I guess that is part of what energizes me to do this. It's one way to shine a little light on the forgotten, and to learn more of the history that makes our communities what they are now. The contributions of individuals and the roles they played at important points in time; family lines - how they intersect; and, particularly, the number of children who never got to experience much of life. It's pretty fascinating to contemplate. History certainly comes alive in a cemetery.

Since joining Find A Grave, I have been very impressed with the amount of effort so many people have given to build such a fine database - I hope that I can contribute to that in some small way.

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