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Gina (#46846562)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy for a long time and enjoy it very much.
I am thankful for this sight because I've found photos of graves of my family and my husband's family that I might not been able to see.
Thank you for everyone's hard work on this site.
Most of my information comes from obituaries I have collected throughout my research or find online.
I will transfer those who are not family, just ask. I like family to be with family when possible.
I started putting where I found obituaries, so people can search for the complete obituary and information.

To One in Sorrow

Let me come in
where you are weeping friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow
such as yours,
can understand.
Let me come in —
I would be very still beside you
in your grief;
I would not bid you
cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief. Let me come in —
and hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow
such as yours,
And understand.

—Grace Noll Crowell

There is hardly anything in the world
that some man cannot make a little worse
and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price
only are this man's lawful prey.

—John Ruskin
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"Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Can Not Heal."
Found on headstone in Friends Cemetery, Bentown, McLean County, Illinois

"Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again"
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"Not lost blest thought, but gone before,
Where we shall meet, to part no more."
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Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT."
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ABOUT READING ILLEGIBLE HEADSTONES- from MOCAVO Genealogy Newsletter

The two best friends you have for reading gravestones are water, and a reflective surface, such as a mirror. I routinely bring a couple of bottles of water in my bag when I visit a cemetery. often the simple act of putting some water on the stone makes some of the etched words easier to read. I’ve even brought out letters and numbers that were completely illegible.

A mirror or other highly reflective surface works well also. This tool is best used on a bright, sunny day. Use the mirror to reflect light across the face of the stone. The shadows it creates may illuminated the illegible inscription. I’ve also used photographer’s reflectors to achieve the same effect. They are flexible and as they are not made of glass, there is no risk or dangerous breakage if you drop them. You can get them inexpensively through photo supply stores or Amazon
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Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear
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What We Keep In Memory Is Ours Forever

Sometimes I leave flowers for those I come across who have no flowers. This doesn't mean I am related - just means everyone should be remembered.
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Thanks to all the volunteer photo takers for posting photos I have requested. I am very grateful for them taking their time in getting and posting. I sometimes don't thank them personally, but thank them for getting something I have asked for.
Don't view my emails everyday, to thank them faithfully. But I appreciate their dedication in getting them.
THANK YOU.

PLEASE NOTE: Sometime I edit my corrections, but when finished, when no change is sent in a message, it's usually a COMPUTER MALFUNCTION that sends NO CHANGE message to people wanting changes. SORRY. CAN'T HELP THIS COMPUTER'S MIND.
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Love in Family
Sparrow family
I made changes to this family 's memorial per your request if you would like them transferred to your account please let me know... Family belongs with family always bren

THANKS for all you do with find a grave it matters more than YOU WILL EVER KNOW.
Added by Love in Family on Sep 01, 2015 5:26 AM
ARM
RE: ARM
Gina-
No, William and Joetta are my aunt and uncle. Joetta is my dad's sister.My dad is Lewis Miller Darsham who married Eva Maxine Carney. I have had so many people tell me that I could pass for Joetta's daughter because I look so much like her. Her daughter Jill and I favor so much. I have had people say that if they did't know better that they would say we are sisters.
Kathy
Added by ARM on Aug 22, 2015 7:44 AM
ARM
RE: Franklin Tucker
Yes I am. Franklin is a brother to my Great
Grandmother Jesse Maybelle Tucker who married
Jacob Miller Darsham. I would be glad to share what I have.
Kathy
Added by ARM on Aug 20, 2015 2:11 PM
Jeanne Irene Bailey Schaub
RE: Photo Requests
You are most welcome. I enjoy doing it. I love helping people. Thank you for being a big part of find a grave.

Jeanne Schaub
Added by Jeanne Irene Bailey Scha... on Aug 18, 2015 4:01 AM
debilyn
RE: Eyler updates
Okay, I did update couple of the other Eyler's memorials also.
Added by debilyn on Aug 14, 2015 7:15 AM
debilyn
Eyler updates
Thank you for the updates on the Eyler family in Iola cemetery. If they are your family I can transfer if you like.

~Deb
Added by debilyn on Aug 12, 2015 10:45 AM
Frieda Clark
transfer of 50354372
Thank you for the transfer. That was very kind of you.
Added by Frieda Clark on Aug 11, 2015 11:20 AM
The Secret Garden
obits
You need to check Calverts new obituaries, there was a Lane death Friday.
Added by The Secret Garden on Aug 09, 2015 6:21 PM
Louis Klockenga
RE: Raymond & Wilbur Leesman
Looks good thanks for updating
Added by Louis Klockenga on Aug 06, 2015 7:42 PM
Frieda Clark
Walter Neimann 110715985
Thank you for the page on my cousin.
Added by Frieda Clark on Aug 06, 2015 8:37 AM
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