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Mike (#47386052)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo In my youth, I lived in a small town in northern Indiana. One of the places we played was in the local cemetery. I become fascinated with the headstones and wondered what the people under the stone were like.
As a retired phone man, I put that fascination and my love of photography to work.
I'm not into the numbers game. I take time and try to find some facts on the person I'm writing about. Feel free to use my photos and my writings if it helps you find your past, as long as its not for profit. If I can help you in any way, drop me a line. Additions and corrections are welcome.
I'm sorry, I don't work well with rude or pushy people. If you don't receive an answer to your request right away, think about it, and try again.

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'd 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
one hundred 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.
-Author Unknown

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Added by DORRIS SICKELS SMITH on Feb 01, 2016 4:24 PM
Jackie Lynn Ingersoll Hall
RE: Rife
Find A Grave Memorial# 77521083
Added by Jackie Lynn Ingersoll Hal... on Nov 25, 2015 3:11 AM
104428635 Re: David Allen Blake
Please move his burial to Galien Cemetery, Galien, Michigan. I have added a photo of his grave marker which is located in Galien. Sincerely, Kathy J.
Added by KathyFournierJillson on Nov 20, 2015 5:21 PM
Laurie Bickel Machen
Thomas Joseph Bickel
Can you please add the cemetery: Saint Vincent de Paul Cemetery. Elkhart, Ind. Elkhart County.
Find A rave Memorial #7136589
Added by Laurie Bickel Machen on Nov 19, 2015 9:11 PM
Mark Joseph Botos 85023763
Hi, I found a location for Mark. Would you be able to update to Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, DuPage County IL? I have already added by photo, but if you don't agree I will remove my photo. Let me know. Thanks.
Added by bhd on Oct 17, 2015 7:47 PM
Jackie Lynn Ingersoll Hall
Could I please take over my Rife family memorial?
Added by Jackie Lynn Ingersoll Hal... on Oct 05, 2015 3:20 PM
Sierra Wall
Garrett Harrington's bio/memorial
I would love if you could add me, Sierra Marie Wall of Ridgway Pa as his sister and his real mother Karen Marie Wall, of Ridgway Pa to his survivors. My brother was taken from my mom by his dad Tracy at a young age, but he's still her son and my brother. We would appreciate it so much! Thank you for taking time to read this(:
Added by Sierra Wall on Sep 26, 2015 9:45 PM
Carol & Mel Hochstetler
Holiday /Holaday
Hi Mike - I got a correction from a lady on Martha's last name. I thought I got a request from you not that long ago saying she was your 2nd grade teacher but I can't remember if you wanted the a or the I. Carol
Added by Carol & Mel Hochstetler on Sep 21, 2015 12:50 PM
Shannon Clark
Trying to Find Relatives..
Hello. I see that you posted an obituary in 2013 for Doris Barrows. I think that she was my great aunt. If you can suggest and/or help with any connections here, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
Added by Shannon Clark on Sep 10, 2015 10:05 PM
Gayle Bower
Wendy Lynn Hart
Mike, I have been looking for my younger sister Wendy Lynn Hart for many years. I am so sad to find that she has passed away according to this site. She was so young and beautiful.....we had the same father and I was 30 years older than her. I would love to find out what happened to her, but don't even know where to start looking. Any ideas or suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you so much

Gayle Bower
Added by Gayle Bower on Sep 04, 2015 3:37 PM
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