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Laura Hawkins (#47117409)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 23 days
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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, Goodhue, and Olmsted Co, Minnesota; & Charleston Co, S.C. As well as the states of Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania & Massachusetts but the going is very slow.

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

Surnames : Gee, Rupe, Shaw, Leason, Eggleston, Kraft, Wohlers, Hawkins, Fallon, 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 in it's 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.

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
So many 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.

Poem used courtesy of Brenda S., FAG #46991033
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Messages left for Laura Hawkins (136)[Leave Message]
Dee Green
RE: Gary Arlington
You're very welcome!
Added by Dee Green on Oct 19, 2014 5:00 AM
Lora Carter
RE: Polizos
Thank you for replying, I appreciate the response..
Added by Lora Carter on Oct 06, 2014 5:27 PM
RE: Stephen Longstreth
You're very welcome. ;)
Added by MissT on Oct 05, 2014 12:05 AM
Brenda S.
Yes, please feel free to use it too. I love the message it shares. Have a great day!
Added by Brenda S. on Oct 04, 2014 5:42 PM
RE: Your Poem
I loved the poem so much when I read it also. I read it on the profile of Brenda S. (#46991033) and had to ask her if I could post it on mine. Send Brenda a message ... I'm sure she would be happy to share.

Thanks for asking me as I put "Courtsey of Brenda S. (#46991033)" after the poem on my profile now. It took me a bit to find who I got it from :)
Added by InMemory on Oct 04, 2014 12:53 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
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
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
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