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June 25, 2009


Terry Thornton

Thanks, Larry, for being a HOGS blogger! I appreciate your kind words, but most of all, I appreciate your endorsement and call for volunteers to help preserve and record local history.

Today here in Mississippi I had the pleasure of meeting a couple (he is in his 80s) from Maryville Tennessee who, a few years ago, "adopted" one of the Hill Country's remote and abandoned cemeteries. They have restored the grounds, fenced the cemetery, recorded the burials, and they come annually from Tennessee to clean and do more restoration on this small historic cemetery. We need more folks such as the Stanford Downs family of Maryville. The 95+ degree heat didn't slow them down one bit mowing and weeding and cleaning.

Again, thanks for your continuing help in preserving local family history.

Terry Thornton
Fulton, Mississippi

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