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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grave Reference

One of the things I realized just this year, perhaps from a post from Rose which I'm too lazy to find, is that, in the main, it was quite fortunate how my father died in 2000. He went to the hospital on July 29, had a stroke August 4, went essentially into a coma on August 8 and died on August 10. If we had had to deal with end of life issues as a family...let's put it this way, planning the funeral took over five hours; having to decide to "pull the plug" likely would have been unresolvable.
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As a librarian, I'm always looking for new sources of information, preferably free. At some point I read about findagrave.com, where you can find the location of the final resting place of folks who are famous, and not so much. So I tried my grandparents without success, and my friends Nancy, Raoul, and Donna were likewise not found. In fact, the only "non-famous" deceased person I could find was my father:

Birth: Sep. 26, 1926
Death: Aug. 10, 2000
Inscription: US Army WW II
Burial: Salisbury National Cemetery Annex
Salisbury, Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: VA Section 8, grave 358

Record added: Oct 11 2001
By: Havis McDonald

So, thanks to Havis McDonald, whoever you are.


ROG

4 comments:

Mrs. Noodles said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sorry about your father's death, but agree with you that it could have been so much worse. You will always remember this date, won't you?

Rose DesRochers said...

I wonder what post it was? I'm sorry to read about your father.

Roger Green said...

Mrs. N. - Yup.
Rose - It was around the time you wrote about the anniversary of your loss; not necessarily that post but one around that time.

Wayne said...

Sorry to hear about your father.