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I've always had interest in old cemeteries. As a young girl I had recorded all the names in a local cemetery into a notebook. I assumed it was thrown away, when I moved from home. Since then, my military & family life had taken up most of my time. Now that I'm retired, genealogy research led me to FAG and now another interest had taken over my life, just kidding. I belong to a local historical association and one of our duties were to record all the names in our parish's cemeteries. I have so many interests/hobbies there's not enough time in the day it seems like.|
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|Charlotte Smith Muir||RE: Re: Flowers/Tokens|
I always carry flowers too, because like you, I find so many that don't have flowers. And, yes it is a sad reality. Recently, someone photographed a baby's grave site for me, that had no headstone, and they carry a teddy bear to place where the marker should be...I thought that was the sweetest act of kindness. So, now I carry a teddy bear too... :) I have found many military stones sinking or ones that are broken or have fallen over. I need to research those areas for an organization that will go out and reset them, or a way to have them replaced. If you know anything about this process, or where I should start, please let me know via my email... or you can post to my wall..whichever. Thanks for all you do and have a great weekend!
|Charlotte Smith Muir||RE: Flowers/Tokens|
That is so kind of you to acknowledge.. I always leave a note for our Service Members when I happen across one of their memorials. I feel it is the least I could do. Recently, I read where another contributor was complaining about people "running around" leaving flowers on as many memorials as possible :O it was then, I truly realized some people will just never "get it".. anyway, yes they are dying rapidly and was a discussion of mine just the other day. Very Sad. I wish I lived close enough to help you photograph, it's perfect weather now. I take it you are in the South? Louisiana, maybe? Just curious and thank you for leaving flowers for my loved ones :)
|Ms Martie M||RE: Butler Cemetery|
THANK YOU for the info; change made.
|No Guts, No Glory||Tangipahoa Parish|
|Norman Wallace||Jackson & Vincent - Ponchatoula area cemeteries|
Thank you very much for the kind words about the Jackson & Vincent family memorials. I put a lot of effort into honoring the fallen family members.
|Bobby||RE: Mabel Duczer|
no problem at all
Added by Bobby on Oct 22, 2015 10:28 AM
|Verna H. Gatlin||RE: New Beulah Cemetery - Baptist, Louisiana|
Judie, I am working Sat. Oct 17th, but I will take Flowers to the Cemetery tomorrow (Friday). Thank you for the Message. Verna
|Peachy Pringle||RE: McIntyre - Ponchatoula Cemetery|
I have never been to the Carter Cemetery in Springfield. I bet there are some interesting people buried there.
Every Fall, my husband and I pick a cemetery that needs updating and polished and we try to photograph it before the grass turns brown. We seldom get that done and so we have to finish in the Spring - but that's nice too as one can sometimes get the cemetery flowers (camellias and azaleas) in the photos with the tombstones.
We did Arcola-Roseland; some very interesting people are buried there; a number of people in unmarked graves. It worries me that they are now burying new people in the old historic part of the cemetery which one would have presumed full - if not all had stones.
Then we did Mulberry Street Cemetery in Amite. We had that at 100% photographed, very briefly. But then they buried some new folks, and now we are down to 98%.
We did Amite Memorial Gardens which had been fairly well listed, but just need updating and photographed. We never could get that one past 94%.
We did Garden of the Pines in Covington. Weird cemetery - they knowingly bury two or three people on top of each other in the same grave; and the enclosed mausoleum smells even in January.
We have noticed that often request at Ponchatoula are going months without being fulfilled, and photographers are having to walk the whole cemetery for each request. Ponchatoula was listed on Find-A-Grave as having 2037 residents - 77% photographed. "We can fix that." we said. (famous last words). We now estimate that there are over 4000 people buried there; at 200 photos per week - thats 5 months - we will be working on that in 2016.
ANYHOW, I still remember where the McIntyres are if you have any special request.
If you go to Ponchatoula yourself - poke the flowers with a long stick before you touch them - they have a moderate yellow-jacket-wasp problem.
|Shirley Elizabeth Little Vicich||RE: Simeon In Carter Cemetery|
Please give me complete names and state or county. What dates?
|Faye||RE: David Connell|
Judie, I removed the photo that I added to David Connell's memorial and posted it again to be sure it is posted as a photo not a grave. I did not posted the other photo's, they were posted by his sister and her husband. Thanks, Faye
Added by Faye on Sep 27, 2015 9:21 AM
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