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Cindy - Living To Tell (#47061506)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo My name is Cindy
. Originally from Bradford and West Newbury MA, I now live in sunny Clearwater, FL.

For as long as I can remember, I've beeen interested in cemeteries. Some people see cemeteries as sad, morbid places and some see them as scary or spooky. I see so much beauty in a cemetery. I see stories of lives lived and relationships carried on beyond this world and onto an entirely different level. I don't feel that when someone leaves this world, they're gone forever. I believe that this is only one phase of our experience.

My own experiences have taught me to make the most of this life and not to fear the next, rather to look forward to it with the knowledge that the end of my life "here" will be the beginning of a new and amazing journey "there".

I spend many, many hours exploring cemeteries all over the US and many times, come across the old, abandoned, unkept graves of children. I "adopt" them. I clean up and take care of the graves. I visit them regularly and decorate them to look nice. I just feel that this is an easy and extremely rewarding way to recognize and acknowledge that theirs was a life led. No matter how young they were, they were here. Someone loved them and if those people can't be here to take care any longer, I love doing it for them.

This is a true labor of love and I get so much more from it than I can ever express.

I'm currently working on a project which will become a book honoring the memories of people who've passed and the relationships they held with their family and friends. If you'd be interested in participating or learning more, please feel free to contact me. I have been working with hundreds of families all over the US and I have met some amazing, uplifting and wonderful people. I feel incredibly honored that so many people have welcomed me into their lives in such a personal way.

Please see the link below to find an article written in the Eagle Tribune, describing part of what I do as part of Living To Tell.

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Megan Zopf
Navia Jean
Hi Cindy
I see we have a lot in common. I was at the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Kittery Point, Maine and I came across the flat marker with a picture of Navia Jean with no last name so I took a picture of this today and searched on ancestry and found
Name: Navia Jean Colson-Spinney
Birth Date: 26 May 2011
Birth Place: Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death Date: 3 Jul 2011
Death Place: Kittery, York County, Maine, USA
I added the picture to her findagrave entry you made. I should have asked you first but I didn't want to loose this info so I took my chances. I can always remove it but I am almost certain this is her. Let me know if this is definitely her.
Megan Zopf
Added by Megan Zopf on Mar 02, 2017 8:34 PM
Kayla Clark
Christopher Todd Jennings
I would like to say thank you I've been gone for many years serving in the us army I'm currently in Germany my brother is Christopher Todd Jennings the one with the dirt bike headston today is his birthday oct 4 yet another year I can't visit him so thank you for letting me see is grave even if it's just a picture
Added by Kayla Clark on Oct 04, 2016 1:38 PM
Viola Frost/Riverview Cemetery
Thanks so much for taking the time to add Viola Frost [43612604] to Find-a-Grave. Like you, I always want the young children to be remembered. Keep up the good work!
Added by DASG on Aug 26, 2016 7:32 AM
Ashley Maclean
who are u
My sister was toni-lyn maclean. Imagine my surprise when I googled her name and found pictures of her grave. Who do you think you are posting pictures of the grave of a child you have never known? How dare you violate my families privacy? You are sick
Added by Ashley Maclean on Jun 13, 2016 3:50 PM
ms. jenkins
Hello Cindy,

I was just wondering if you ask the family members if ok to post there loved ones stones?
Added by ms. jenkins on Mar 17, 2016 7:58 PM
Memorial# 18014039
My name is Kate and I have been putting together a genealogy for my motherís ancestors. I have interspersed various photographs within the text to accent interesting facts about some ancestors. I plan to publish and print hard copy books for my immediate family and their children. I have included the following photo, Robert Swann, Sr. Memorial# 18014039, that you posted and I donít want to use it in my book without your explicit permission. I will include your credit with the photograph and Find A Grave in the citations.

Last week a friend of mine who works in the printing industry approached me with an offer to print and bind my book at no charge if I allow the printer to use the content in a sample print run of approximately 100 books. They would not be sold but instead would be distributed to demonstrate digital ink jet technology. I would like to accept this offer, however, I cannot do so without gaining your permission to use your posted photograph.

Would you please grant me permission to use your posted photograph, listed above, in my book.

Thank you for your consideration, please respond at your earliest opportunity.


Added by Kate on Sep 20, 2015 5:20 PM
Undertaker's Gr-Granddaughter
Doo you know if she ever got a headstone?
Added by Undertaker's Gr-Granddaug... on Sep 15, 2015 5:52 PM
Carolyn Highwood
How wonderful yes I would like to participate in any I can.
Added by Carolyn Highwood on Jul 15, 2015 5:41 AM
Butch Cook
Do you have take care of all Butch's entries? I'm finding lots that are posted but it's before they were deceased. So, they have passed and I'm not sure how to go about adding the info. Any help would be great! I sent about 3 edits thru, just wasn't sure where the were going:)
Are you able to transfer the names I mentioned in the St.Joseph's cemeter? pam
Added by pmazo on Mar 30, 2015 4:49 PM
RE: Families in St. Joseph Cemetery
Hi Cindy,
I just entered an obit that has his children in St. Joseph's cemetery.They are under Butch Cook's name. Can you connect them for me? The name is Curtis "Skip" Bouchard and Cathleen A. Bouchard. The Father's name is Curtis C.Bouchard 143404873. Thanks, Pam
Added by pmazo on Mar 06, 2015 5:00 PM
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