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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 12 years, 11 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!


I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

~DEAR ANCESTOR~
Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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Steve Forrest Russell
Al Spense
I was happy to transfer this memorial to you so you can add to it. I created it but had only that brief knowledge of Al. Good Luck
Added by Steve Forrest Russell on Apr 14, 2016 1:45 PM
Jason Cerny
Paino transfers
Thank you for the transfers.
Jason
Added by Jason Cerny on Apr 05, 2016 10:41 AM
Charleene
RE: John Klein
I try to add photos when ever possible. You are right about making Find A Grave better with photos. Thank you for your comment.
Added by Charleene on Apr 02, 2016 10:30 PM
Jim Schira
RE: Schira
I was too busy laughing to care a hoot! But later on I thought I'd better straighten it out before Social Security found it and cut off our benefits!

Many graves are missed simply because the cemetery rows are never covered again (for new graves).

One problem with buying the stone early is that (for instance) a modern stone will only last about 175 years tops, and our stone is already 18 years old.
Added by Jim Schira on Mar 18, 2016 2:24 PM
Jim Schira
Misc.
I agree, cemeteries are very serene and restful; that's why I also like them.

You probably COULD get your aunt's memorial transferred to yourself by appealing to Find A Grave. You have every right to claim the memorial for yourself, being a close relative.
Added by Jim Schira on Mar 18, 2016 12:02 PM
Virginia (Treacy) Burke
Transfer request
I'm requesting the transfer of Barbara D. (Hauskins)Throne Moody, # 141001871. She was my great-aunt. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Virginia (Treacy) Burke
Added by Virginia (Treacy) Burke on Mar 15, 2016 1:44 PM
Sheila
James P. Heade
Thank you for the super quick edits. Hugs:)
Added by Sheila on Mar 07, 2016 1:01 PM
Donna K
Buckholz #134095090
John's memorial has been updated. Thank you very much for the transfer!
Added by Donna K on Mar 06, 2016 10:32 AM
Sherry Hess
Beverly Kane
Good Morning

You have taken a photo for Beverly Kane @ Mount Calvary Cemetery, may I with your permission share your photo in my family tree giving you credit for the photo.

Thank you
Sherry Hess
Added by Sherry Hess on Feb 21, 2016 9:05 AM
Debra Johnson Porter
William A. Schafer--Mt. Calvary
Hello J,

I am truly about to cry. I have been looking for my my great-grandfather for years and I have been unable to find his grave, even after contacting Calvary. If you have any info on where exactly it is located, please let me know. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Deb
Added by Debra Johnson Porter on Feb 20, 2016 11:41 PM
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