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Larry (#47255152)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I retired about five years ago and have found Find A Grave to be beneficial for my quality of life in retirement. It gives me purpose, exercise, and satisfaction. Family members and friends think I am somewhat weird to enjoy visiting cemeteries! They say, "What's the rush in getting there?" Little do they know the solace one gets in walking amongst the dead. It is a time of true reflection on one's life and of those who passed before us.

If I have made a duplicate, please forgive me as I try hard not to be guilty of that. Duplicators need to be treated with respect and compassion. Those however who are triplicators deserve condemnation and ridicule. (Like pelted with rubber bands and paper wads.)

I am like you in that I get warm fuzzy's when complimented and appreciated for my volunteerism. Sometimes I pat myself on the back and feel like I am earning my angel wings.

Seriously, what we are doing is of great value to others and those yet not born. Imagine someday people may be drinking coffee at the Planet Mars Cafe and reading your Find A Grave work! Now that brings tears to these old eyes.

I try to update and approve of my edit requests daily. Because I am unrelated to 99.9999% of the memorials I have entered, I rely on others to validate the accuracy. If you send me an update, I assume you are correct until proven wrong.

Thank you for caring about your family history and those who preceded us. An old proverb says "We live as long as we are remembered." And, old William Faulkner is noted for saying, "The past is never dead. It isn't even past." (Unsure what this fellow was talking about!)

Good luck to you in all you do...........

Larry :-)

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Messages left for Larry (6)[Leave Message]
RE: Nasty!
Hiya Larry:
The wedding was absolutely beautiful and I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried buckets of tears throughout most of it.Good thing I don't wear make-up as I would of looked like a raccoon.

The 1st song they danced to was by Heartland called "I loved her 1st" and I bawled like a baby as that was the song that my daughter and Don had picked out for their "Father-daughter" dance but we all know that God had other plans for it ended up being the 1st song they danced to :=)
A friend of mine and Dons sang it and played his guitar while singing it :=)

I think my computer ate your email address or maybe it's still kinda drunk as Bud was accidentally spilled om it awhile back...

My bad

Can you send me an email so I'll have it again ?

Thank-you my sweet friend :=)

Have a great day,

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Sep 25, 2016 8:43 AM
Shelley Miller
RE: Henrietta Miller - Elmwood Cemetery
YES! I did see the headstone was rescued! So wonderful! Also allowed us to discover that there were two previously unknown babies buried there. I see that you added most of Denney family memorials too! Can't thank you enough!
Added by Shelley Miller on Sep 07, 2016 9:21 AM
Carol Zastera Michels
Clarissa Maine "Clara" Holbrook Carlton
Thank you so much for being so prompt about updating Clara and her family's memorials.

Until last night, No one on Ancestry knew what had happened to my 3rd great-aunt. You've helped give her back to her family.

I appreciate all of your hard work.

Happy Labor Day!
Added by Carol Zastera Michels on Sep 05, 2016 4:09 PM
Cheryl Senescall
RE: New Photo's!
Thanks for the photos for Elizabeth Schwerin's grave-site, you took such nice ones. I really appreciate the time and effort you have spent to help me get her site corrected. Keep up your good work with Find A Grave. Cheryl s.
Added by Cheryl Senescall on Sep 02, 2016 3:18 PM
Shelley Miller
Henrietta Miller - Elmwood Cemetery
Thank you for the nice memorial and fantastic photos of this young mother's grave. I am happy to see it and add to the family tree.
Keep up the great work - you are helping thousands of people trace their roots.
Shelley Miller
Added by Shelley Miller on Sep 01, 2016 7:44 AM
RE: Minnesota Viking Mania Begins
Hello my LUV!

Yes! I look forward to watching my Purple & Gold boys in their shiny new stadium eating cheeseheads for breakfast!

Stompin' season has been a hot one down here in Texas, but will soon travel to the Northland where I can visit all the lovely cemeteries without having heatstroke!

I hope all is groovy with you -- keep in touch more often; it makes my day!!

Happy Hunting!

Added by LezleeO on Aug 21, 2016 7:09 AM

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