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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!

As of Jan 2013 I DO have a new camera & am trying to get the hang of it all! Which means that I believe I'm able to take on photo requests in the general Victor Valley area!

I've been retired since the year 2000 & now have plenty of time to consolidate my voluminous amount of research.

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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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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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Cindi Trice Kessinger
Greenwood Cemetery
Syd how do you pick who to record in the Cemeteries Cindi Trice Kessinger #48344974
because you have recorded a lot of my family..
Are you a member of my family I haven't find yet?
Added by Cindi Trice Kessinger on Apr 18, 2014 2:42 PM
Margaret Ella Pippen Hamilton
Thank you for making link to her first husband. MHN
Added by MHN on Apr 12, 2014 4:23 PM
Robbie Pigg Barrett
Thank you for linking to her parents. MHN
Added by MHN on Apr 12, 2014 4:20 PM
Cindi Trice Kessinger
Pam Trice Hill & Charles Burney
Thank you. You do so much work for all of us. So we can find more information on our loved ones. I've been researching for about all my life starting with my aunt Carrie Mildred Trice and she is gone now but I am still trying to carry on. I am on and I've put my work in the Montgomery County Library with the Help of Tim Pulley plus the Ganaways
Thanks again
Added by Cindi Trice Kessinger on Apr 10, 2014 12:45 PM
Darrin Moore
RE: Thomas G Sykes
Hello Syd,

Thanks for transferring the memorial. The memorial has been updated and linked to his parents and wife. Someone already posted a photo of the marker. Great to see an image of the marker!

I have been working on locating the graves for all my grandfather's 20 siblings. It has been quite a task!

Thanks again,
Added by Darrin Moore on Apr 10, 2014 12:23 PM
Cindi Trice Kessinger
Frankie Pam Trice Hill
Pam Hill is my cousin. I would like to have her transfer to me if I can. Thanks for all you do. I am sorry if you didn't like me putting things on the site. I did think they would help others.. my # is 48344974 my name is Cindi Kessinger my email is
Added by Cindi Trice Kessinger on Apr 07, 2014 3:02 PM
Cindi Trice Kessinger
Charles Burney
Syd, Charles is my Uncle and I would love to have him transfer to me My # 48344974 my name is Cindi Trice Kessinger my email is
Added by Cindi Trice Kessinger on Apr 07, 2014 2:53 PM
RE: You're the one who needs to be thanked ~
" I sometimes wish there was a way for admin to notify us when photos are added, in the same way we get notices of 'suggestions' that are made." I so agree on that!

Well enjoy your daughter's wedding and cograts!! :D

Added by Deathbecomezher on Mar 30, 2014 11:20 AM
Hi Sid,

I Added tons of photos for Resthaven in Clarksville, TN , I noticed a few that needed to be updated/Fixed on info, There was to many for me to email you the memorials but I wanted to let you know as I add more photos for that cemetery :D Also thanks for your time and help in adding the memorials on Find A Grave :D

Take Care
A.K.A. Deathbecomezher
Added by Deathbecomezher on Mar 29, 2014 8:54 PM
William Joe Traylor
Syd, I sincerely apologize for the delay in adding the info to his bio.
I was busy doing much the same, sending corrections/updates on a number of folks, and I sometimes get frustrated on how slow the process can get.
Today I noticed the Tralor information was still not completed so I looked to see who the Bozo was that was taking so long, and it was ME.
'Sorry Carl'
Added by minpar on Mar 27, 2014 3:41 PM
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