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Laura Hawkins (#47117409)
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Bio Photo I got seriously involved in my geneology when my father passed in March 2009. I am still a newbee to all of this but I am trying hard and making many new friends traversing the many avenues of research.

I have many, many ancestors in Mower Co, Goodhue Co, and Olmsted Co, Minnesota; Charleston, S.C.; the state of Iowa and Ohio. I am trying to advance my family research in the state of Pennsylvania & Massachusetts but the going is very slow.

Living in Southern California I have to rely on others for alot of my information for which I am eternally greatful.

Surnames : Gee, Rupe, Shaw, Leason, Eggleston, Kraft, Wohlers, Hawkins, Ryan, Cunningham.

Any photo taken and posted by myself is free to use. No need to ask for permission to reuse nor is acknowledgment required to reuse. Once anything hits the internet it is out in the world much like our journey thru life and it is just as hard to control. So feel free to enhance your family trees and records with what I have.
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Agnes A. Meyers edits
All of the items you have sent have been added to Agnes's memorial. Thanks, Laura! :-)
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 11, 2014 1:16 AM
Marcella D. Myers and Agnes A. Meyers
Laura ~ Note that Agnes A. Meyers (Find A Grave Memorial # 135716505) is in Block 1, a number of graves south of your Aleta, and Marcella D. Meyers (Find A Grave Memorial # 135715425) is closer to Aleta and she is resting in Block 6. Click on the GPS links to see the locations of all three ladies, resting in a beautiful place. ~ Bridey
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 10, 2014 9:05 PM
RE: Aleta Pennock Myers
Dear Laura: One last detail I forgot to mention -- yesterday when I met with Don in the cemetery office, he showed me the actual original large format, handwritten map, with "Aleta Myers" written in the plot where she is interred, so there is no doubt in my mind that she is there in that unmarked grave in Block 1 at Sunset Memorial Park. ~ Bridey
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 10, 2014 8:24 PM
Laura ~ By the way, Joe and Frank have a sister named Belle -- short for Isabella. Small (dog) world! ~ Bridey
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 10, 2014 3:19 AM
Marcella D. Myers
Hi again Laura ~ Marcella D. Myers is resting in Block 6, which is directly next to Block 1 at Sunset Memorial Park. She is just a few rows from Aleta Ann Myers. I have photographs of Marcella's grave, too, if you would like to have them. ~ Bridey
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 10, 2014 3:15 AM
RE: Your Belle the "little tank"
Well, well! I have the perfect match for your Belle! It's my yellow Labrador, Frank -- he is the brotherman of Joe. With Frank, it's almost ALL about what you can do for him. With Joe, it's all about what HE can do for you. Joey opens door handles for me with his nose (deadbolts included), and drawers when you point to which one you want to be opened and say, "Open it, Joe!" And he reaches for it with his toes spread out, pulls, and opens the correct drawer! I will give Frank credit for being my moving handrail when I go up and down stairs, he is very good at sensing my needs, and he paces his steps to be even with mine. Frank is also good at helping with yardwork when I have large branches to prune. I cut the branches with the lopers and say, "Pull, Frank, PULL!" And he grabs the branch between his teeth and pulls it out of the tree or bush. Getting the danged thang back from da' boy is a whole 'nuther story though -- he prances around with it for a spell and then commences to whittling it down to just wood chips! My third yellow Labrador is Little Girl, and she is a pound rescue. She accompanies me to the cemetery and assists in locating graves! One day, it was getting late and dark, and I was still seeking Elmer Stone. Up and down the rows, up and down. No luck. Little Girl came scampering over to me, turning her head sideways and perking up her ears. I looked at her and said, "Honey, we need to find Elmer Stone because it is getting dark!" She stared at me hard, hopped about ten paces, and sat down with another stare my way. She almost never sits down while at the cemetery. But that day, she did. So I walked over to her. And she was sitting at the foot of Elmer Stone's grave! I am not kidding. It was amazing -- absolutely amazing!! We dog people are lucky to have such fantastic creatures to share our lives and return our love. I have been a Dawg Momma all of my life -- always having large dogs who gobble up the organic beets, kale and swiss chard I cook for them as though they were horses, and catching blackberries (or plucking them) from our vines! Kind regards, Bridey Light
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 10, 2014 3:12 AM
PSS! Who is that GOOD lookin' DUDE?
...with the fine, fine ears and bright eyeballs in your profile photograph? Dude or dudette? ~ Bridey :-)
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 09, 2014 9:42 PM
PS Another Myers nearby Aleta
Laura ~ I forgot to mention, there was another Myers individual (the given name escapes me at the moment) a few rows away from Aleta and I took some photographs of the grave with lot shots for you. Once I have edited and uploaded them, I will email you all if you would like. RSVP on that please. ~ Bridey
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 09, 2014 9:41 PM
RE: Aleta Pennock Myers
Dear Laura: You are so very welcome! I am my father's daughter -- "NEVER give up!" I couldn't agree more about the strangeness of her not having a marker and not being interred with or near other members of her family. Hmm. I wonder how much a marker for Aleta would cost? You will enjoy the lot shots and her unmarked grave shots -- I placed a bunch of pink flowers to mark where she is resting and she is truly in a very beautiful spot at Sunset Memorial Park (in fact, much nicer than where the two Myers at Ocean View are resting!). Lots of blue sky and a few palm trees in the photographs. Kind regards, Bridey
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 09, 2014 9:39 PM
Aleta Ann (nee Pennock) Myers
Dear Laura: Today I returned to Block 1 once again, after Don at Ocean View Cemetery's office confirmed via an email that Aleta is at the location you and I had been given. I walked the entire area again and even had one of the groundskeepers look along with me, and we could not locate a marker for Aleta. At that point, it was my second time to seek her marker and I had walked all of the double rows surrounding her area at least seven times. I drove over to the OVC office and Don showed me on the map who her neighbors were, so I went back to Sunset Memorial Park again and placed flowers where her unmarked grave it located. It will take me a few days to edit and upload all of the photographs I took today, but I wanted you to know she IS interred at the plot location you have, but your Aleta definitely does not have a grave marker. I will send you a set of GPS coordinates in an edit once I am ready to upload her grave and lot shot photographs. It was a beautiful day for photographs today! Kind regards, Bridey Light
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 09, 2014 8:59 PM
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