Born in 1950, married in 1975. Have twin sons, Mason and Weston, born in 1982. Lived in Columbia, Missouri all my life. Four generations of my ancestry is listed immediately below.
Please realize duplicates and errors are unfortunate accidents and can and will be corrected with your amiable, kind and helpful assistance. If you have a correction, please send me a courteous message, the error wasn't made on purpose. It's a mistake, it can and will be rectified. (please don't be rude) As the saying goes, "If you're not making mistakes you're not doing anything". If you provide me the number of a memorial that I have duplicated I will promptly delete mine. I make mistakes but:
~~~I never intentionally duplicate a memorial.~~~
Please use the edit tab function (Suggest a Correction) for requests for additions, updates and corrections. It does prevent additional errors. I encourage updates, additions and corrections. I try my best to make corrections, additions and transfers in a timely fashion. I hope to never manage so many memorials that I can't do that.
Please help me process your edit requests by sending me a personal email to alert me that you have sent through a correction if you see that it has been a few days and the changes did not take place. With the new system there are no notices sent to the contributors that there are edits waiting to take place and we usually have to randomly stumble across them, or check daily.
If you want to manage your relative's memorial, please let me know and I will be glad to individually transfer it to you (except my own relatives). Please let me know how they are related. I would very much like to have each memorial managed by a caring relative. I'm not doing this to see how many memorials I can accumulate and manage. I do this because I enjoy doing something, in my own small way, that I feel shows respect for those that have gone before me.
If I have uploaded a photograph you would like to copy, feel free to copy it. I give those photographs as a gift to the departed.
Don't be hesitant about adding photos, forms, certificates etc. to memorials I've created, even if others may consider them tacky, as long as they tell the person's story, I encourage adding them to mine.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rabindranath Tagore
Dear Ancestor, Your Tombstone stands among the rest, Neglected and alone. The name and dates are chiseled here, On polished marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care, Though it is too late to mourn. You do not know that I exist, You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you, In flesh, in blood, and bone. The place you filled so many years ago, I wonder if you could have known, Would spread among the ones you left In all the seeds you've sown. I wonder if you lived and loved? I wonder if you ever knew? That someday I would find you in this spot, And come to visit you?
An OMG! from Annie Hi Ron! I was looking at the Hardins of Boone. OMG! At the top was Amy M. Hardin - my only child! It was a shock for only a second, as I know she's truly alive; and she's married almost 20 years. Serendipities occur all the time on Find A Grave; affirming how small the world that is just passing was. "Love it! Annie