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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I have now been back in Colorado for a couple of years but I am still dreaming of waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain. I don't know if I will ever get use to the snow but I am told we need the snow for the water levels during the summer. I am unsure of the numbers but I believe rain works better and it doesn't require a shovel.

I have been lucky enough to connect with family and friends. While in Oregon I had some great Colorado volunteers that helped me with my family's stones and have had the pleasure of meeting and working with them in Colorado and meeting new ones along the way.

I have had quite a couple of years, babies born; friends & family that have passed; reconnected with friends from high school; getting to know my granddaughter, and I have had two surgeries.

I have been working a number of cemeteries trying to help family find family and over the last three years have heard some of the saddest and happiest stories from family that were so happy I helped them locate a missing loved one. I still get surprised when someone mentions the number of memorials I have loaded or the number of photo requests I have completed. I do this for you and the numbers mean nothing. If I was somehow able to help one of you during the day find an aunt, uncle, sibling, grandparent, parent, or childhood friend it is you that has given me a reason to smile that day and continue on with what I do.

Also, I believe in transferring memorials to family no matter how many generations removed. I believe the four generation rule is used for hoarders that are interested in numbers and just want to keep your family. One of my pet peeves is people taking over or starting memorials that do not know how or have any intention of maintaining the site. I feel the family belongs to the family but should be with a family member that is going to insure that links and edits are going to be taken care of in a timely manner.

I do not transfer to non family I volunteer my time for the family and that is where I want them to end up. I am impressed and grateful that there are people who take time to work on groups and any editing you require or photos you need I am your girl but NO I don't transfer to non family.
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Colleen German
The Stadigs
Thank you so much for the pictures of the Stadig's headstones. I really appreciate it!

Added by Colleen German on May 21, 2015 8:55 PM
Velda Olding
Thank you for the pic from Fairmount.
Added by Velda Olding on May 20, 2015 9:10 PM
Nina Robinson photo
Many thanks for helping re-unite Nina with her parents here at Find A Grave! Great photo of the stone, right next to her daughter, Dorcas (Robinson) Nicholls.
Added by Nancy on May 20, 2015 7:18 PM
RE: Newspaper Obits and claiming other volunteers work!
Added by Boccapone on May 20, 2015 5:10 PM
Tombstone picture
Hello VDR,
Thank you for the picture of where Mr. Canfield is buried. I appreciate knowing very much.
Added by Canfield on May 19, 2015 10:56 AM
Calmly Searching
Thank you
Just want to take a moment to thank you for all your contributions to Find A Grave. Not only your memorials, but the photos, links, and follow-up on maintaining your memorials.

Hope you will have an excellent weekend, and are enjoying the beauty of Colorado this time of year.

Added by Calmly Searching on May 15, 2015 2:39 PM
Connie Schwindt Rumold
Charles A Glantz
Thank you for this nicely labeled photo of the area of Charles Glantz's grave site. Your notations on the photo posting are also very much appreciated.

Connie Schwindt Rumold
Added by Connie Schwindt Rumold on May 15, 2015 7:50 AM
Bob Orr
Fairmount Cem.
VDR - Thanks for the tombstone photo for Virginia Catharine "Jennie" (Weiser) Love.
Added by Bob Orr on May 15, 2015 4:45 AM
Debbie J.
Ida Castanon
Thank you so much for the photo. Debbie J.
Added by Debbie J. on May 14, 2015 6:36 PM
Franklin C. Mertz is my grandfather. I knew him quite well and stayed with him when I was growing up. He lived into his 90's. His family history is very interesting.
Added by johoman on May 14, 2015 4:59 PM
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