A few days back I came in contact with a second cousin, twice removed. We found each other on Find-a-Grave. Yes. Finding graves is a thing. It’s something I have done for people who may live somewhere in the world and want to see a picture of a headstone. If you live in say, England, you can’t just make a trip to across the world just to see a headstone so you can put a request in and someone from FAG will go find it for you. Also, the volunteers will photograph entire cemeteries and add them to Find-a-Grave. Anyway… I had tried to link some families but made an error so I contacted the photographer and we discovered we were related. He sent me 4 pages of geneology and now I am cross eyed from adding dates to my tree. And I only finished 1/3 of 1 page. But I love it.

I just remembered something that I do. It’s another bit of information that you don’t know about me. In the picture above do you see Norbert’s teepee? In the front of his teepee is an advertisement for cat food. The thing you don’t know about me is I cut out articles or pictures of things that might interest Norbert and give them to him.

The weather here has been exceptional. It’s absolutely gorgeous. A perfect fall day. Warm and sunny but the nights are cool.

Tomorrow I am going to post at what happens at my woman’s group and some of the projects I have done.

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  1. By the way, I couldn’t respond to your response in comments a few days ago so I’m sticking it in here. Just want to remind you that there’s no such thing as being “overly” sensitive. You’re sensitive, and most people are, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Your feelings are valid and don’t let anyone tell you they aren’t. Especially don’t tell yourself that they aren’t. -Kate

    • In my woman’s group we were talking about sensitivity. I think I have mostly got to a point where I embrace it. It’s only when I am very, very upset about something that I struggle.

  2. That is such a cool thing. I should contact my sister and let her know about FAG. I’m sure she would be interested either in joining or getting info on some known headstones. It’s very warm and humid right now but that will change and we will be having cool days and cold nights starting Monday this coming week also rain.

    • I requested a headstone of a 1st cousin 4 times removed who died in WW 1 in France. It took a while but someone was photographing the entire cemetery and I got a picture. I almost cried. It meant so much. He was 21 when he died in 1915.

  3. I love that you do that for Norbert! Perhaps you can collaborate with him on some collages, I would love to own a Birdie\Norbert original! It’s also a great service you are doing with find a grave. How very cool to find a relative!

  4. I need to get back to Ancestry.com. I’ve neglected my search. Find a Grave is a very helpful service.
    Norbert lives in a great world. Our weather has been beautiful, too. I love this time of year.
    Looking forward to reading about your “women’s group.”

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