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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 13 years, 3 months, 15 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.

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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RE: Fred Brady
Thank you,
Added by mcrina on Aug 25, 2016 7:26 AM
Alvin Poole
Selma & Jesse C Joy
Thank you for taking the time to get the headstone photo's for me, I appreciate your efforts. God's blessings to you. Alvin 47244491
Added by Alvin Poole on Aug 25, 2016 6:07 AM
Alvin Poole
Selma & Jesse C Joy
Thank you for taking the time to get the headstone photo's for me, I appreciate your efforts. God's blessings to you. Alvin 47244491
Added by Alvin Poole on Aug 25, 2016 6:07 AM
Clayton Raney
William W McDow
Thanks for the photo. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Clayton Raney on Aug 24, 2016 5:05 AM
Pam Roach
Marvon Buffum
Thanks for the photo:)
Added by Pam Roach on Aug 18, 2016 7:19 PM
Merilee Speilberg Sommers
Doris Fugitt Turk
At the memorial service that we had at Willamette National Cemetery in 2011, the headstone was not in place. Thank you so much for photographing the site. You took a great picture. You are a saint for those of us who do not live nearby.
Merilee (her daughter)
Added by Merilee Speilberg Sommers on Aug 18, 2016 8:17 AM
willard keune
thank you so much for the great photo.
Added by willard keune on Aug 18, 2016 4:28 AM
James Oliver McComas #3912937
Thank you very, very much for fulfilling my photo request!
Added by fosterx on Aug 15, 2016 6:05 PM
Debbie Klotsche
Mary Oli West
Do you mind if I use your Find A Grave photo on my ancestry family tree? Thanks Debbie
Added by Debbie Klotsche on Aug 15, 2016 8:46 AM
Pamela Jamison
Earl Raymond Davis
Thank you so much for your effort and time to provide the photo of the marker for Earl Raymond Davis. Every bit of information adds to my family history and answers questions. Your kindness is much appreciated!
Added by Pamela Jamison on Aug 12, 2016 11:31 AM
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