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
Charles Swathwood Hi, I see you have posted a grave of Charles Swathwood from Elkhart, Indiana. Do you know him? He is my Grandfather. Wanted to see if you had some sort of connection to the family. I do a lot of genealogy on our family. Thanks
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.
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(: