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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 10 days
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Bio Photo Long-time lecturer of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1926, and another from a death record:

Baby John Doe: 136921616

and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say.
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RE: Sarah Donelly
Glad you don't think I'm a pest!
Find A Grave 'friends' are the best, even thou we might not meet in person!
Added by sec412 on May 22, 2017 9:27 AM
Joe Brescoll
RE: Helen Materni
Thank you for your kind offer. I am not related but connected, and since I do have more of her husbands family, I would appreciate it if you could transfer management of her.
Joe B
Added by Joe Brescoll on May 18, 2017 5:31 PM
Colin Baird
RE: James Tampurages
I'm at a little bit of a standstill with my gardening until this crazy weather gets straightened out. We had mashed potatoes for lunch today, and the ended our potatoes from last years crop. We'll be buying 'spuds' at the grocery store until about mid-September.
Have a nice day,

Added by Colin Baird on May 11, 2017 12:24 PM
Colin Baird
RE: James Tampurages
Cynthia, I doubt that you will hear anything from Henry, or if you can convince him to change anything if you do hear from him. James Tampurages (1928-1987) is buried at Wood County Memorial Gardens, beside his wife Donna. If you can coax Henry to change the burial place let me know, and I will get a picture of his marker for you. That's about the best I can do. If it comes down to it, we could create a memorial for him that is correct, and then report Henry's incorrect one to Findagrave. There's more than one way to skin a cat.

Added by Colin Baird on May 01, 2017 8:01 AM
Colin Baird
RE: James Tampurages
He is also not listed in either of the Maplewood Cemetery books, Cynthia.
Added by Colin Baird on Apr 29, 2017 3:29 PM
RE: CPL Robert and Margaret Olson
The honor was all mine. Thanks for your kind message and I'm glad you liked the photo. It was nice to see the beautiful Easter flower arrangement-they must have been well-loved.
Added by Lleeah on Apr 24, 2017 4:12 PM
Patricia Moore
RE: Mohlers headed into your care
Thank you very much for transferring their memorials. I appreciate your generosity. Have a wonderful day.

Added by Patricia Moore on Apr 24, 2017 9:56 AM
Jill Rueble
RE: Knost and Pearce headed your way
You are Gracious Cynthia Mahaffey!!!
Added by Jill Rueble on Apr 24, 2017 9:00 AM
THanks for the photos!
Added by Heiden on Apr 18, 2017 4:53 PM
RE: Padgett photos
You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help. I also found a few other Padgett's that weren't listed. I created memorials for them if any are in your line just let me know. ;)
Added by MissT on Apr 18, 2017 1:18 PM
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