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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
 member for 2 years, 5 months, 25 days
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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 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."



"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.'"


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others 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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Steve & Stefani Minner
Thank you
Thank you for the transfers. I know a lot of time and hard work was put into them. I don't think you know how much help you have been, so thank you for all the info.

Cousin Steve
Added by Steve & Stefani Minner on Jan 30, 2015 6:18 PM
Sarah Shelton
Thanks for the corrections and additional information.
Added by sjs953 on Jan 24, 2015 4:21 PM
Judy Waller Memorial
Thank you for transferring the memorial for Judy Waller to me. I truly appreciate your dedication to this wonderful website. God bless you for your hard work. It is because of people like you our future generations will have a link to their loved ones.
Added by Cemeterian on Jan 24, 2015 8:03 AM
Memorial #141353151
Thank you for posting the memorial for Julia Waller. She is my dear mother-in-law and is missed terribly. Would you consider transferring ownership of this memorial to me?
Thank you, Cemeterian
Added by Cemeterian on Jan 23, 2015 9:29 AM
Linda Brewster
Jesse Martin Duke
Thank you so much, Syd, for transferring Jesse's memorial to me. I really appreciate it.

Linda Duke Brewster
Added by Linda Brewster on Jan 20, 2015 11:29 PM
Shirley Fitzgerald Holdahl
139194933 Carline Joyce Fitzgerald
Thank you so much for this memorial. I was born in 1942 the same year as Carline and never knew about her till I saw her memorial. I find it so important to document the near past as well as distant generations because like me so many of us are not aware of what happened in our families when we were children. Hope to visit her gravesite the next time I am in Nashville. I am still amazed. Indeed thanks to your kindness, Carline will not be forgotten.
Added by Shirley Fitzgerald Holdah... on Jan 16, 2015 10:37 PM
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. These cemeteries are often mixed up on death certificates. I've deleted the memorials.

Added by sjs953 on Jan 16, 2015 3:45 PM
Patsy Sexton
RE: You now have management of ~
thank you for all your help and the transfer of the site.
Added by Patsy Sexton on Jan 13, 2015 11:49 PM
Pat Cole
# 120036445
I have been looking for pictures of my mothers burial site. I want to thank you very much. I do not live close but wish to stay close to my mother. It means a lot to have a picture to hold onto. thanks
Added by Pat Cole on Jan 11, 2015 12:08 PM
Shirley Fitzgerald Holdahl
Memorial# 77413353
Thank you for your suggestion regarding Mary Fitzgerald's memorial. May I ask how you came to be interested? I have seen her death certificate and obit, and have come to the conclusion that the informant did not give accurate information. She definitely was not born in Cork, but her father was.

Reading your bio, I want to thank you for all your work on Find A Grave. It is volunteers like you that provide us armchair genealogists motivation and lots of fun. I have had many discoveries myself on Find A Grave.

Shirley Fitzgerald Holdahl

Added by Shirley Fitzgerald Holdah... on Jan 11, 2015 1:29 AM
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