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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
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Bio Photo Long-time instructor of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1923:

Baby John Doe: 136921616 and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say

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Leland Bottomley
RE: Middle East Conflict Wall
No I have no data. It was done by someone else I was only putting in Pictures. I got to 20% and decided I would just fill picture request because it would take many days to put all pictures in.
Added by Leland Bottomley on May 20, 2015 4:35 PM
thanks for the photo

Added by GoAhead-FreakMyDay on May 18, 2015 10:28 AM
Oak Grove
Thanks for all the help you have done in photographing this cemetery for the Findagrave entries.
Added by dhintx on May 17, 2015 2:39 PM
RE: Russell Canfield photo
no problem. I went to this cemetery for the first time with my sister in law. Hopefully I will make it back out there again.
Added by knitomi on May 17, 2015 12:58 PM
rfb Jenkins
Kenneth C Morlock

Thank you for the additional information. I really appreciate the headstone photos.

Added by rfb Jenkins on May 15, 2015 2:20 PM
John Wilhite
RE: McElhaney
You are very welcome. I am glad I could do it. Thank you for your kind words. Means a lot to me. John
Added by John Wilhite on May 13, 2015 11:04 AM
Bob Weaver
Dean Weaver & Bechstein Memorials
Dr Cynthia, I just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I really appreciate you taking the time to create my Grandmother's Memorial (Pauline Bechstein) and for posting the flowers on my Grandfather's Memorial (Dean Weaver). It's great to be able to have other people see and appreciate their accomplishments and highlights from their life's work. I see that you are a BGSU Professor, did you work there in the 70's and 80's when Grandpa was there? Again, THANK YOU, for creating my memorial and for your time that you have to devoted to creating all these other great memorials. If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to drop me a note.

Thanks -- Bob Weaver
Added by Bob Weaver on May 08, 2015 5:20 PM
John Sloan
James E Krone Find A Grave Memorial# 111782619
Dr Cynthia, Thank you for your volunteer work in taking and posting photos to Find A Grave. It sure helps us amateur genealogists fill-in their family history and provides a photo for a final resting place. Thank you again. Respectfully John
Added by John Sloan on May 08, 2015 11:05 AM
Elizabeth McMullen
Thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my photo request.
Added by ASAC on May 07, 2015 7:00 PM
Colin Baird
RE: gardens
Well, Cynthia, I raise Yukon Gold and Norland potatoes, white and yellow onions, sweet corn, pinto beans and bush beans, Golden Jubilee tomatoes, seedless cucumbers, zucchini, butternut squash,sweet potatoes, and I have about a 60 foot row of raspberries. In my back yard, I have two apple trees and three hazelnut trees. Just last week, my wife fixed some roasted potatoes, and that was the last of our crop from last fall. I eat a raw potato every day for a potassium supplement, and we have roasted potatoes about twice a week, so 150-175 pounds of potatoes only lasts us about 6 months.

You have a good evening..!!

Added by Colin Baird on May 05, 2015 2:17 PM
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