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Single mother of two sons ~ 1 has 2 legs the other has 4. |
Spent my adult life working in customer service and as a caregiver to terminally ill friends and family. I have watched dementia and Alzheimers destroy memories that can never be recovered. It is for that reason I feel that each and every memorial should include as much information as possible. I have been told that this site is merely a database for locations of graves. And it is my opinion that if that were true we wouldn't be posting flowers & messages. We wouldn't be adding photos and bios. We would have nothing more than John Smith row 4 plot 7 Sunny Acres Cemetery.
Most of my memorials are created from grave photos. I search the site before I create the memorial. If I find that I have created a memorial and subsequently find that it is a duplicate of a BU memorial I send an Edit to the contributor advising them of the grave location and that I have a photo of the grave. If the location is added to the memorial I will post the grave photo and delete the memorial I created.
If the contributor does not respond or update the location within 30 days then I will keep my memorial and it's photo in place. As per the site guidelines the contributor is supposed to update the location within 30 days of creating it.
If I have posted a picture of a grave marker it is a picture that I have taken myself. I place no monetary value on these photos. I took the pictures to create or complete memorials and provide photo documentation of the grave site. If family or friends would like a copy of the grave site photos they are welcome to them.
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|Phil & Donna Whitaker||Dewey Foster|
If the obituary had a cemetery listed I would surely have place Mr. Foster there OR if the sponsoring person would have let me know of the burial place I would have edited it to reflect that.
Now here lies the problem we have with entering memorials without burial locations (I see that you have several yourself) .... some folks just don't take the time to look before entering a new memorial. It is apparent that the person who entered number #2 was not doing a cemetery survey but entered only this person. It is also apparent that she is not accustomed to Find A Grave usage.
I will move mine to the cemetery since it is sponsored. Otherwise I would give the obit to Joy and let delete mine. I am not in it for numbers as so many contributors are.
|Phil & Donna Whitaker||RE: Harold Yocham|
You can use what you want. I ran across it and always hate for important information to get lost in the internet maze.
|John Donne||LT Christopher Anthony Shea, USN|
Hello, I'm curious as to why you declined to make the appropriate edit I suggested for Lt. Christopher Anthony Shea (# 111528411) to add the title "Lieutenant" as it is inscribed on his headstone, "LT". Find a Grave includes titles for a reason. Veterans earned their rank or grade and it is perplexing why the reply to my suggested edit was "declined" for the stated reason that this memorial "is up to date". If the press of managing many memorials is great, I would be glad to assume the management of LT. Shea's memorial, including properly honoring him by adding a biography of his military service.
|John Donne||Jessie Lee Fowler Shea|
Hi Mary, I guess you were able to confirm that Mrs. Shea was buried there, even though there is no indication on a headstone, right? Thank you for taking the photo. Regards, JD
|Colleen Parkinson||Henry J Hencken|
What a pleasant surprise to find your photo of Henry's grave stone. Thank you!
|Sarah Mikkelsen Carson||Delmar Lee Garner|
Thank you for making the links.
|Susan Saunders||Minor Smith McLain's Grave|
I'm his granddaughter by his son Minor Horne Mclain. My dad never really knew his father as he and his mother divorced when he was very young. My dad recently passed away. I was already doing genealogical search for more info on my grandfather starting in 2000 when I first got on the "net". I just joined this site as I will be adding my dad's grave later this month. I'll be adding my profile here soon also.
|Everett Mefford||Kenneth Wemmerş|
Thank you very much for the info
|traycx||Leslie Farmer Sacramento County Cemtery|
Thanks for trying to find his marker.
Added by traycx on Feb 14, 2015 8:39 PM
Thanks for your efforts.
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