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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I have now been back in Colorado for a couple of years but I am still dreaming of waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain. I don't know if I will ever get use to the snow but I am told we need the snow for the water levels during the summer. I am unsure of the numbers but I believe rain works better and it doesn't require a shovel.

I have been lucky enough to connect with family and friends. While in Oregon I had some great Colorado volunteers that helped me with my family's stones and have had the pleasure of meeting and working with them in Colorado and meeting new ones along the way.

I have had quite a couple of years, babies born; friends & family that have passed; reconnected with friends from high school; getting to know my granddaughter, and I have had two surgeries.

I have been working a number of cemeteries trying to help family find family and over the last three years have heard some of the saddest and happiest stories from family that were so happy I helped them locate a missing loved one. I still get surprised when someone mentions the number of memorials I have loaded or the number of photo requests I have completed. I do this for you and the numbers mean nothing. If I was somehow able to help one of you during the day find an aunt, uncle, sibling, grandparent, parent, or childhood friend it is you that has given me a reason to smile that day and continue on with what I do.

Also, I believe in transferring memorials to family no matter how many generations removed. I believe the four generation rule is used for hoarders that are interested in numbers and just want to keep your family. One of my pet peeves is people taking over or starting memorials that do not know how or have any intention of maintaining the site. I feel the family belongs to the family but should be with a family member that is going to insure that links and edits are going to be taken care of in a timely manner.

I do not transfer to non family I volunteer my time for the family and that is where I want them to end up. I am impressed and grateful that there are people who take time to work on groups and any editing you require or photos you need I am your girl but NO I don't transfer to non family.
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Gallo Genes
Many thanks
I appreciate you posting your photos to my Rocchio cousins Memorials. Thanks for all you have done.
Added by Gallo Genes on Oct 13, 2015 1:07 PM
Bill Macy
Macy's in Colorado
Hi Valerie - Sorry about that. Sent the message without a message. Thanks for the updates and transfers. Appreciate it. Will be in touch. Bill.
Added by Bill Macy on Oct 13, 2015 9:19 AM
Bill Macy
Macy in Colorado
Added by Bill Macy on Oct 13, 2015 9:17 AM
Edmund Smith
I sincerely appreciate your effort to find and memorialize the grave of Mr. Smith, and others who rest with him at Fairmount Cemetery. The photograph you took is beautiful; and the garden and gazebo, an appropriate resting place for those unknown souls. Thank you
Added by Forestier on Oct 13, 2015 7:51 AM
Long family
Excellent work! Thank you again.
Added by GLM on Oct 11, 2015 8:04 PM
Clara Pearl Long
What a wonderful photo of her gravestone! Thank you, thank you. Your help with this is very much appreciated. She is my second cousin and it is so special to find out more details about her.
Added by GLM on Oct 11, 2015 1:02 PM
Miriam Henley Thomas
Thank you for the information. I made the correction.

Added by Joan on Oct 11, 2015 12:40 AM
Bob Ramsdell
Mary E Hitzfield
Thank you very much for the picture. This helps to close many links of missing people from tha past in the Hitzfield tree. Now if we can find Frederick Hitzfield her husband.
Thanks again. Robert. Ramsdell
Added by Bob Ramsdell on Oct 10, 2015 1:00 PM
Mark Dieckman
Thank you for the photos on the Beeler's in Fairmount. I really appreciate the work you have put into this, and with unmarked graves, I know that it requires even more effort. Thanks again for a job very well done.

Added by Mark Dieckman on Oct 09, 2015 7:01 AM
Sharon Anderson
William Carr
Thank you for taking a picture of the site where William is buried and marking it since there is no headstone.
Added by Sharon Anderson on Oct 08, 2015 11:35 PM
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