I'm 37 from Tampa, FL. I currently live in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee (outside of Knoxville).
I've been on Find A Grave for 13 years now. I don't remember how exactly I came across it, but I love this site. Everyone in my family has been cremated so we don't have anywhere to visit so to speak. It's nice to be able to log on & let the whole family, no matter where they live, visit memorials.
So far, I've only added my family with the exception of one person. He was a local sportscaster with great humor & wit that I admired. I was truly saddened when he passed away.
Anyway, like I said earlier, I live in Strawberry Plains,TN now & there are a lot of cemeteries around here that have some old graves. I love to go through & read the info on the headstones. When I was a kid, my step dad took me to a lot of famous graves. No matter what state we went to, we always had to go to cemeteries. Seems I spent quite a bit of time there, lol. It creeped me out at the time, but I think it's where my interest started.
I'm wondering if the memorial for John Vercher would be the same John Vercher I knew in elementary school in Clearwater, Florida.
The john I know had a brother, I believe jason. John was very intelligent, loved computers, and wouldn't surprise me if that would have been a career choice. We spent hours literally reprogramming video games in order to cheat and win. That was crazy stuff back then on commodore 64 computers. Home video games were a new frontier let alone messing with the code. I remember John's dad worked for Sperry computers (late 70's early 80's).
Anyway if this sounds like the John then at least I will know. Anyway I just found it so strange I couldn't locate him with the advent of facebook and such. When I came across this memorial I thought the worst. Let me know, Thanks Matt
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Thank you... ...for honoring Harvey Milk today. If you have time, could you please leave something nice for Harvey's boyfriend, Scott Smith, and George Moscone as well? They could use a few more flowers.