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I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Springfield, Missouri, with my wife Joyce. I'm retired. I have been busy on the family trees of my side (Elkins, Monroe, Stansbury, Patchin, Usher, Satterwhite, Hallum and Woody) plus my wife's Fulton, Pence, & Braidwood trees. I grew up in Neodesha, Kansas and have many of the funeral home burial records.|
STRANGERS IN A BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where or when,
These faces of my heritage would
come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of pictures we take today?
The faces and memories
Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories.
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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|Joanne Scobee Morgan||20723515 Jack Downing|
Hi. I see that you have a memorial for Jack Downing 20723515 that was transferred to you by Charles Brown. Did you know him? Did you know his wife, Jean Thompson? She was my best friend in high school. I know he had been married previously and he had grown daughters, and he and Jean had a daughter, Lori.
I knew that Jean had died but do you know where, or if, she's buried somewhere, or whatever happened to her daughter?
|Pam Miller💕||John Elkins|
Thank you for the heads up on the duplicate.
Sometimes it seems to get stuck, so I send it again, then there are two without my noticing.
Good work. Makes you wonder how a little girl from Tennessee whose father lived in the small town of Dyer, Gibson county, Tennessee met her husband.
Added by Gwen on Aug 26, 2017 9:03 PM
|Gwen||RE: Mary Pursley Woolley|
Thank you for updating Mary Pursley Wooley's memorial. Our working together may help some family member be able to get back in their family tree. When there is a person whose obituary shows they died in a location far from home, I try to find a way to help connect.
Added by Gwen on Aug 26, 2017 8:25 PM
|Shane||RE: Rev. David Shaeffer gravestone|
Glad to help.
Added by Shane on Aug 12, 2017 6:03 PM
|Bonnie Sisson Manning||Toy Elkins|
Nevermind - I found it!
|Bonnie Sisson Manning||RE: Toy Elkins photo|
Thanks for letting me know of the error.
Can you tell me if this is a Union Parish burial?
My files are huge and it's tough to zero in on some of them.
hum.. sorry, I don't recall do you have a memorial # that might refresh my memory? thanks.
Added by Capt on Jun 12, 2017 1:21 PM
|Diana||RE: Sharon Wolf|
I found the stone by looking up her husband.
Added by Diana on Jun 12, 2017 11:34 AM
|Diana||RE: Sharon Wolf|
You are welcome! :-)
Added by Diana on Jun 12, 2017 11:18 AM
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