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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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Nancy Paul-Grammer
RE: Douglas Rogers Hitchcock
I've updated the information. Thank you.
Added by Nancy Paul-Grammer on May 08, 2016 3:38 PM
Greg Krieger
Craig Russell
Your bio you wrote for Craig Russell says "directed by Richard Benne". The director's last name was Benner. Saw no other way to correct that info.
Added by Greg Krieger on Feb 13, 2016 4:07 PM
Lea Lewis
RE: Benjamin Swan
Hi. The only Benjamin I have info on is Benjamin Franklin Swann (1924-1945)who was my great-uncle, Eliga Edgar Swann's son. BF was killed in WWII and his wife, Gladys, remarried (Bollen). When she remarried, she and BF's daughter, Shirley, who was very young, moved to LA and she still lives in that area. Our Swann family is primarily in Polk and Haralson Counties in Georgia. I'm not sure this is the family you are researching.

Lea Ann
Added by Lea Lewis on Jul 07, 2015 1:18 PM
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
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
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
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