I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Gladstone, Missouri, with my wife Joyce. I'm retired. I have been busy on the family trees of my side (Elkins, Monroe, Stansbury, Patchin, Usher, Satterwhite, Hallum and Woody) plus my wife's Fulton, Pence, & Braidwood trees. I grew up in Neodesha, Kansas and have many of the funeral home burial records.
STRANGERS IN A BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I've often seen, At the pictures, black and white Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people These strangers in the box, Their names and all their memories are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like, How did they spend their days? What about their special times? I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time To tell who, what, where or when, These faces of my heritage would come to life again.
Could this become the fate Of pictures we take today? The faces and memories Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories. Seize the opportunity when it knocks, Or someday you and yours could be The strangers in the box.
Elizabeth Meathers Brown Kerry, I can't thank you enough for all of the information you sent on "Lizzie" and her husband, J H Brown. I know this took some time to put it all together and send it and I appreciate it so much !
Arena Rehberg/Bennington Cemetery Mr. Elkins, I just saw the beautiful photo you added to Mrs. Rehberg's memorial. She was beautiful. I would like to transfer Mrs. Rehbergs memorial to your care, if you would like to manage it. Please let me know ! Sue
RE: Memorial Photos Your welcome and thank you. I have been working on the Neodesha cemetery trying to put a photo on every grave that dose not have one. I just do it when my time and health allows me.
Pence Family Hello Kerry. I just found your message on my Daddy's memorial site. You mentioned your wife's Pence family. My Daddy was Esse Jack Pence. My name is Mary Jane Pence Casey. Just wondering how your wife is related to my Daddy. Always wanting to learn about family. My e-mail address is email@example.com. Thank you. Mary Jane
Strangers in the Box As soon as I saw the words, I understood where it would go! It is a common experience many of us share...Thank you for including. I will be including it in the history of my grandparents. The anonymous should have included a name! So nicely done!! Thank you for sharing...