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From: "Eliz Hanebury" <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Visiting graves of ancestors
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 14:31:11 -0500
Were the flowers on the grave fresh [I am wondering if the Cemetery will
leave plastic flowers in place] if they do it is easy to leave a note.
One way to do it is too use something waterproof to leave a note. I might
suggest a through tidying of the stones - grubbing the grass from the side
and that should make any other visitor wonder <G> and then they might notice
a plastic bag tucked in along the stone.
On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Christine Jones <>
> Last year I was fortunate to be able to locate the graves of two of my
> great great grandparents and four of my great grandparents. I was so
> excited to find flowers on my great grandparents' graves. I told my
> I wouldn't mind staying at the cemetery this year for a couple of days to
> see who put the flowers on the graves to exchange information! My husband
> just rolled his eyes. I don't think he shares my enthusiasm for finding
> Trying to be more practical, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions
> for leaving a message in a cemetery to locate possible relatives? Hope
> doesn't sound too strange. These are gravestones that are standing
> but there are others that are flat in the ground. The graves that I
> are about 80 - 200 miles away from my home so I don't have a clue what
> to start looking in and I didn't even know I still had relatives in that
> area. I would think I would need to use something covered in plastic in
> case it rains - a notecard or ?. I also don't want the people who mow the
> grass to destroy the note.
> Could someone help me with their suggestions of a way to do this? I'd be
> interested if someone has a story to share of a similar experience of this
> sort that worked.
> Thank you. Christine Jones (Utah)
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