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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!

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"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."

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"A US military veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"

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By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Chuck Schubert
Thanks for the information. All corrections and additions have been made. Chuck
Added by Chuck Schubert on Aug 21, 2014 12:28 PM
Matida Good
Thanks for the heads up, I appreciate it!
Added by MJ on Aug 20, 2014 6:07 AM
RE: To the best of my knowledge ~
Thanks for your message. I'm sorry I disturbed you. I have found it easier to send a message to edit to MERGE duplicates rather than upset long-time contributors to Find a Grave when I notice they have duplicates. :-/ wry lopsided smile

I do appreciate your kind words to this "newbie" in the past.
Added by Betty on Aug 17, 2014 4:37 PM
earlier question on Ollie Dewberry
Hi, Syd,

Never mind my earlier question - I found the reference on the 1910 census to "number of children born (7), number of children living (6).

I should have checked there first!

Thanks for your help (and for your patience!),

Added by acybersleuth on Aug 16, 2014 8:42 AM
Ollie Elizabeth Owen Dewberry
Hi, Syd,

Thanks again for the transfer on this memorial!

Quick question: on her bio, you mention a "child Dewberry" that I have no information on. This unknown child was not mentioned on her husband's memorial.

Do you remember where that information came from? Is this perhaps an infant that died young?

I would like to try and find more information on this child, perhaps a name, or birth and death date or location information.

Thanks again.

Added by acybersleuth on Aug 16, 2014 8:34 AM
Olloe Elizabeth Owen Dewberry
Thank you!
Added by acybersleuth on Aug 15, 2014 7:37 AM
Understandable, I will contact the person who submitted the photo and get her permission to post the image. Thanks!
Added by Helen on Aug 13, 2014 9:21 PM
Hi Syd, I see that you created a memorial for Mr. Harold Snell who passed away last week here in Nashville. What a sad day for the family as Mrs. Snell passed away last year. I would think that you could post the photo that is on his wife's memorial page of the headstone that they both share. I will see if I can get a photo of Harold to publish on his memorial page. Two of their daughters are close friends of mine. Thanks, Helen
Added by Helen on Aug 13, 2014 3:38 AM
RE: I'm sorry, but am I missing something ?
I goofed when I sent you YOUR own memorial link instead of the other person's. Sorry. Sent corrections to both of you. At any rate she deleted hers. She still has 25 out of 31 BUs added in the last 30 days. Sure hope she finds the final disposition of the remains.
Added by Betty on Aug 09, 2014 4:33 PM
D & J Cloninger
Mr Gardner,

Yes, I did see there was a memorial already created for Mrs. James and I have been in contact with the creator. When they update her memorial I will go in and delete mine!

Thank you for bringing it to my attention, although it wasn't necessary on your part. Judi
Added by D & J Cloninger on Aug 06, 2014 9:01 AM
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