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Tess (#46890960)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo Please when suggesting an addition or correction to a memorial, go to the edit button on the memorial you want updated. This sends a link so all I have to do it click and go straight to the memorial. When sending it other ways I have to click on several links to get to where you want me to go for the correction/update. This is getting really bothersome when I have so many to do a day. This is not the place for corrections/updates.

I also do not transfer to someone so they can update then they say they will transfer back to me. If you want to type it up I can always copy and paste it in myself. Thanks for the offer but I am a big girl and I know how.

I live in Cedar Co. MO and I am here to find information on my family (Keith, Draelants, Ellerman, Eslinger, Reynolds, Hochstedler) . I will also help people find information they are looking for. Right now I am working on listing all cemeteries in Cedar Co Missouri. Feel free to email me if you have information to give or if you would like for me to find information for you, and if you see I have made an error please let me know so it can be corrected. I am working from a Cedar Co. Cemetery Directory but still there might be mistakes or typing errors.

I do transfer memorials if your related. I think it is really sad that people are here just for numbers, what does that accomplish. I do not really care how your related as long as the memorial goes to a family member. I do not transfer memorials just because you like to collect them because they are ministers, railroader, or any other people you like to collect, that is not fair to the family members if they want the memorials. And I do not like, when I do transfer a memorial to you that you will delete it and create a new one, HOW RUDE of you. If I feel that is what you will do I will not transfer the memorial. Please let me know how your related, and do not just put that they are in your family tree. I also do not transfer memorials for you to add information then say you will transfer back I am fully capable of updating memorials myself.

Thanks Tess

Something I got in an email I thought was funny.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back-country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being me, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low my heart was full.

As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks
for twenty years."

Why can't people just ask for directions?
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Charles Clayton Hutchins
RE: John Young Jr. 54490091
Thank you Tess for adding the information. If you have no family connection, I would like control of those memorials, John's wife and dau. Thanks
Added by Charles Clayton Hutchins on Apr 14, 2014 6:05 AM
Coleen Shirk
RE: John L. Graves
Thank you so much for catching that, I double checked, it was absolutely my mistake. Thanks again. Coleen
Added by Coleen Shirk on Apr 08, 2014 5:15 AM
Kim White Robertson
Darrin McCollogh
Thank you for taking this picture. Much appreciated.
Kim White Robertson
Added by Kim White Robertson on Apr 07, 2014 1:14 PM
RE: More updates
I have been having excellent luck with She has added obits for me that I just cannot get added. One gal here in particular drives me nuts. I have obits, she won't add, won't link, nothing. I have complained over and over to Find A Grave, as she is on facebook but will not take care of her graves. I have asked for hers to be transferred to me but when they get on her, she will do a few and they say she is active. I like to add as much as possible to "my family" as I call all of them. You would have to just ignore your edits for a month in order for Find A Grave to do them. I was not aware it was happening and when I did I had 116. Kay
Added by kpet on Apr 06, 2014 2:51 PM
RE: More updates
they won't do them if you respond promptly but I have several people in this area that refuse to make corrections so it is kind of nice.
Added by kpet on Apr 06, 2014 10:58 AM
RE: More updates
I usually have 50 to 60 per day. Would be nice if everyone knew but Find A Grave does do them after 30 days.
Added by kpet on Apr 06, 2014 9:51 AM
Linda Lee Holmes
RE: Old Union Cemetery
Many thanks--they are very elusive!
Added by Linda Lee Holmes on Apr 03, 2014 4:39 PM
Linda Lee Holmes
Old Union Cemetery

I am looking for Carter and Sexson/Sexton graves in the Old Union Cemetery. Would appreciate anything you could provide if you happen to run across them. Thanks so much.
Added by Linda Lee Holmes on Apr 02, 2014 10:25 PM
Roger Teters
RE: Ezell
This June, I am going Tombstone Photo taking
in Cedar Co. I have put the Ezell's on the
list to take Photos.
Roger T.
Added by Roger Teters on Mar 15, 2014 4:03 PM
Roger Teters
Thanks Tess
Added by Roger Teters on Mar 14, 2014 10:05 PM
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