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Dan (#46920253)
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Bio Photo Retired old curmudgeon, sharing space with numerous cats, books, prints, broken furniture and other detritus of 19th and 20th century life.

I've always enjoyed the peace and serenity in old cemeteries. When I was small, my gg-grandmother, g-grandmother, grandmother & mother would pack a picnic lunch, usually on Easter sunday and the whole family would visit our ancestors in Forest Park cemetery in Houston. Afterwards I would feed stale bread to the swans, geese and ducks and we would eat lunch by the lake in the middle of the cemetery under the spreading branches of the old oak trees. I was destined to become a taphophile.

I discovered some old photos while going through a recently-deceased relative's possessions. Among the collection were several photos of five generations of my ancestors, almost seventy-five years ago, dressed in their Sunday go-to-church clothes, with my gg-grandmother holding me in her lap, the first-born of the next generation, with the cemetery lake in the background. What a find!

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Steven Curtis
RE: Joe Byars
Yes Joseph Hewey Byars & Essie were my grandparents. I lost my mom Billie Byars Curtis in 2013. Do you still live in Texas?
Added by Steven Curtis on Mar 01, 2015 1:05 PM
Steven Curtis
Joe Byars
I noticed you maintain my grandparents memorial. Are you related to them?
Added by Steven Curtis on Feb 28, 2015 5:21 PM
Patricia Sillix
RE: Etan Patz
You are welcome.
Added by Patricia Sillix on Feb 10, 2015 9:35 PM
Pat Gillespie
RE: Keelings at Zebulon
You're still crazy, Cuz, I love your cat! Hey, they might be afraid to give DNA - they might find out who they really belong to! Especially in the South! LOL. Hugs & cheers! Always happy to hear from you!
Added by Pat Gillespie on Feb 10, 2015 8:53 PM
teresa meyer
Jesse Walter Byars
You left flowers on his page and wrote some incorrect information. Jesse Walter Byars (1892 - 1962) was never married. There is a Walter J Byars (1890 - 1979) who married Orra Peppers. Just thought you'd like to know.
Added by teresa meyer on Dec 19, 2014 7:17 PM
teresa meyer
Calvin Felix Byars
Was just wondering if you recieved my email about Calvin Felix Byars and his wife Minnie?
Added by teresa meyer on Dec 16, 2014 11:36 AM
Pat Gillespie
RE: Keeling links
You are more than welcome, happy to do that. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Looking forward to a great 2015!! Cheers!
Added by Pat Gillespie on Dec 16, 2014 8:46 AM
MissusD
Generations of Photos
Oh! What a wonderful discovery of old photos, and then with you in them is even more dear. Congratulations on the addition to your detritus.
Added by MissusD on Dec 13, 2014 2:56 PM
Tracy C.
RE: Ruby Owens
No problem at all, Dan. Thanks.

Tracy
Added by Tracy C. on Nov 21, 2014 3:59 PM
Pat Gillespie
RE: Keeling's at Zebulon, Toccoa
Hey, you're doing great - I know we do love challenges! A guy I worked with years ago used to say, "Pat, if it was easy, anybody could do it!" I've never forgotten that!! Cheers and happy hunting. Brrrrr.....
Added by Pat Gillespie on Nov 17, 2014 8:55 PM
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