Growing up in southwestern Pennsylvania was a fun thing to do. I used to be my older brother's tag-along. We often rode our bicycles to the town of Crows Run.
There, in the hills, near a cave where we played, we saw the gravesite of "Mr. Conway." He was supposed to be the founder of the town we lived in--Conway, Pennsylvania.
It was a far different world from what it is today. We could do this as children (11-12 years old) and be completely safe. We didn't have to lock our doors at home or put bars on our windows. People could leave their cars unlocked, if they were fortunate enough to have a car. We weren't.
We were poor, but happy. Our Mom would give us each 25 cents a week allowance. It was quite a treat. One day a week, we didn't have to ride our bicycles. Instead, we rode the bus to the movie theatre in Freedom, Pennsylvania, paid to get into the show, bought a bag of popcorn, and had a nickle left over.
We went to the show often because one week's chapter had the hero being blown up in a cave and we'd have to go back again the following week to find out how he escaped.
Conway Junior High School had the best teachers in the world. We thrived on going to school and enjoyed our history classes most of all.
Now that I am much older and my family has all passed away, there is no one with whom I can go forward so I made the decision to go backwards with the historical studies of genealogy.
At Find A Grave, I have met some of the nicest people in the world, who have the same interests as I do. They have provided me with information about my family and my genealogical research for free and for fun.
To Whom It May Concern: I am unable at the time to make any changes to any FAG records. Please do not email me.
abbie neal hi carol my name is amy mcadams whipkey. abbie neal was my great great aunt. I have enjoyed seeing the pictures you have posted on her grave. I had never gotten to meet her but my daddy talked to her and about her a lot as I was growing up. after he passed I went on to a mission to learn about my heritage. since he talked so highly of his aunt esther I wanted to get to know her. thank you for all the pictures that filled in the missing parts. I hope to hear back from you would love to talk to you my email is firstname.lastname@example.org thank you, amy mcadams whipkey
RE: Penny Leap Oh Carole, I thank you so much for contacting me. I was always hoping to see Penny before she passed. We thought she was coming to NY to visit her mom's grave a few years ago, but we never heard back from her.
She has been in my prayers.
I will include you in my prayers Carole and hope that the chemo treatments have aided you in your recovery.
Thank you again for caring enough to contact me. You're an angel!!
Abbie & The Ranch Girls Carole, I see that you have put up a lot of information about this group of entertainers. I have a photo you might be interested in. I was trying to find a date for it and stumbled onto Abbie's Find a Grave page. It is a photo of the Harrah's Club Marquis in 1959 when the group was on the marquis with Jerry Colonna and Dick Contino. Also on the marquis was the Mary Hickman Group. Mary was my mother-in-law. I am now the Hickman family historian and have just been given this photo. I would be happy to send a copy by email or have a copy made and sent by snail mail if you are interested.
RE: Elizabeth Hahn Raisley #125795063 Done. Thank you for taking this over. I hope you can link a bunch of info. Even though I am no relation to anyone in Laurel Point, I lived three doors down from there so I thought I would record it. Also, I know Jeff Hahn who is related somehow. He told me how, but I have forgotten.
I have attempted to make sure every headstone in St. Cecilia's Cemetery in Beaver County is represented on Find a Grave, but I was unable to find a headstone for Henry Drumm (# 14207159). If you have any idea where this headstone is, please let me know.
Thank you I've finally found my 3rd great grandparents on my mothers side. Every family member on my mothers side has passed away. Thank you for posting about my grandparents and there children. Thank you Jill DeLaney Dubell
Amanda Jane Mullins Neal I am wondering if you might help. Back in 2013 I had contacted Nancy about Amanda Neal but did not get a response. I now see Nancy has pasted. Amanda was my husband's great-grandmother's sister. I would love to find any info on her. I thought that since you knew the family you might know something. Do you know where Amanda lived when she pasted? Any info would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
It was brought to my attention that I have duplicated the record you entered for Arlene Kemp. I used the memorial in the mausoleum in Sylvania Hills as my source. I'll enter some edits for you to take a look at and then delete my record. I'll contact Christy Quattlebaum and ask her to add the photo to your record as she had on mine.