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Larry (#47255152)
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Bio Photo I live in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Actively retired senior that enjoys history, genealogy, and cemeteries. It is enjoyable to help others in their family searches. Others have been of great help to me also.

Most of my entries are of people who I have no relationship with as I am a volunteer. Yes, I do transfers to anyone who has an interest in honoring the memorials. I daily check FAG and approve all edits as quickly as possible.

I have met many wonderful people on FAG, and, a few knuckle-heads! God Bless you in your desire to know your family history.

Larry :-)

Added August 26, 2015

OK Punky, Heads Up! This is an alert. Each morning when you wake up, stand in front of the mirror, slap yourself across the face and say "Good Morning you handsome dude." If you are a lady do the same, but change to "Good Morning you smoking hot lady called ME."

After doing this routine for a week, you look forward to getting out of bed and seeing that adoring face in the mirror. And, if you are lucky, you will believe what you say!

September Duplicator Alert!

Beware, duplicators are out there waiting to pounce on your memorials you have submitted. These pathetic nerds are anxious to one up you. Sometimes their entry is superior, but often, unacceptable compared to the original.

I propose a voluntary circular firing squad that will make duplication a capital punishment. All we need is a wall, a post, cigarettes, and blindfolds. Executions can be seen on U-Tube and seen by millions. What caliber should be used you ask? I think paint balls would be appropriate.

Imagine the obituary reads, "Duplicator killed by circular firing squad of paint ball marksman!" It would be a colorful way to go!

Thought for the Day:

Each time I go to the cemetery, I think to myself, I am the luckiest person in the cemetery! Know what I mean Vern?

October 4th Entry:
Ever wonder what happens to your "Edit Requests"? Mine seem to drop into never never land. Amazing how few findagraver's bother to update their memorials! People who do not edit their memorials should be punished by placing them in a small cubicle with a life insurance agent for 24 hours. That would break them from their bad habits!

I recently found "Common Sense" while wondering through the local cemetery. He is buried next to "Dang Nabbit" is Section 3, lot 7, graves 8 & 9.
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Edna "King" Jackson

Made a couple updates for Edna Jackson, she is a sister to a family I delivered newspapers to in Colman, SD. Earl was her brother, and I got to know both Earl and his wife. I will be adding more info if you don't mind, as I have the local library allowing me to research all of the residents of Colman and surrounding towns. The Colman Argus left their collection from back to 1906 to the library, so I have plenty to review

Added by RGB on Oct 05, 2015 11:36 AM
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your comments on your "home" page. Having a great sense of humor is an absolute MUST for those of us with this hobby.
Added by Phyllis on Oct 02, 2015 11:30 AM
DE Sundeen
RE: Great Job Part 2
You are too too kind.

I very much appreciate all you do, the Edits and photos. Absolutely wonderful.

Thank you
Added by DE Sundeen on Sep 30, 2015 9:54 PM
thanks for permanant photo
Added by SEPGator on Sep 29, 2015 9:29 AM
Lynn Balvin
Thanks for the great photos of the Carl & Matilda Gustafson family in Independence, MN. They are my great great grandparents! I just added some edits to their information for your approval. And thanks for cleaning off the grave for the photo, it makes such a difference. Hey, you're a pretty swell guy!
Added by Lynn Balvin on Sep 28, 2015 7:14 PM
Kevin Cantrell
John Wesley Goble Relative
Hello sir, my name is Kevin Cantrell. While searching on this website, I came across the memorial that you made for grandpa's cousin, John Wesley Goble (63713549). I was wondering if there was any way that I could take care of John Wes' memorial? If so I'd really appreciate it! The family moved away from Kentucky many years ago and grandpa never saw those cousins again. Thank you for making a memorial for him. His grave is unmarked, but if I ever make it up to Minnesota, I'll try to find a cemetery plot map and get him a marker.
Added by Kevin Cantrell on Sep 23, 2015 8:30 PM
RE: Katherine
Hi Larry
Yes those old stones like Katherine's are very easily broken or vandalized. I am surprised that they have last as long as they do. I looked at her Fathers Memorials Head stone picture and it shows her and her little 8 month old Brother Joseph and her Mother Helena are all together, and she stands out because of her repairs. And you are right in saying Someone is "Lovingly" taking care of this old Cemetery very well kept.
Thanks again for your diligence in finding her.
Regards John
Added by lookyloo on Sep 17, 2015 1:10 PM
Thank you very much for sending the photo of the Fenkner grave. Many thanks
Added by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2015 12:07 PM
RE: Hi Toots!
Hiya Larry:
I hear ya w/about the thinking thing.
Right brain - left brain this ain't no thinking thing (ever heard that song ? )

I'm still going through stuff (sigh).It's going to be a long drawn out process I'm "thinking".

My sister is is what it is.

South Dakota cow girl ? ME ? NEVAH ! You must have me confused w/someone else :-)

2,000 + have been a busy little bee haven't ya ? WOW !!!

Local exotic dancer contest for senior citizens @ the VFW ,eh ? Ohhhh please do send me a picture if you do win.LOL !!!!

Have a great evening my friend,

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Sep 16, 2015 3:27 PM
Katherine "Katie" Steffes
Hi Larry
Thank you so much for the 2 Very clear and wonderful pictures of Katie's headstone and surrounding are of her headstone. Up until you came along She had eluded other Find a Grave photographer's I would also like to request permission to copy and use your pictures for my Family Tree on Ancestry.
Thank You again for your Time and Dedication to Find A Grave.
Regards John (lookyloo)
Added by lookyloo on Sep 16, 2015 1:45 PM
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