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Photograph Headstone Location
Sometimes it is not easy to find a specific headstone in a large cemetery, so when I take a photo of the stone itself, I take a picture of the stone with some feature that will be likely to remain in place in relationship to the stone (e.g., a structure such as a gazebo, a large, distinctive stone or monument, or other permanent outstanding feature in the area). Trees die and are removed, so they do not make good points of reference. These photos help other family members find the headstones when they are visiting for the first time.
Cape Girardeau, MO
3â€™ x 6â€™ Office
Back in the 70s when I worked all day and went to college three nights a week, I needed peace, quiet and a place to study, type and store things. Our tiny master bedroom was a challenge until I rearranged the furniture to free up a spot for my work. My husband bought me a full-size door, smoothly sanded which he laid across a nightstand and a filing cabinet, spaced six feet further down. It was my office for 5 years.Â My workspace was 3ft x 6ft! It was in front of a window. I had an overhead light and a table lamp on my left side. I never could have accomplished a thing if I hadn’t had “my own little office, 3FT x 6FT”Â
Saving E-mails as Documents
In response to David J. Stratton’s suggestion for saving emails, I do, but I save them as word processing documents. I do this (in XP) by:
Â With the email document open:Â
Â Â Â Click on File
Â Â Â Â Â Click on Save as:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Change file type to Text Files (*Txt)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Go to My Documents and save the file
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Close the email document.
Â Go to the desktop:
Â Â Â Click on My Documents
Â Â Â Â Â Click on the saved document
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Highlight all of the text and press Ctrl C (for copy)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Open your word processor for a new document
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Press Ctrl V
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Save the word processor document (in a special folder) with a meaningful name.
Â You can then delete the text file.
After that, if you want to add any follow-up information to the saved document, it is available in a format that should be familiar to you.Â It also makes it easier to save the information to disk, especially if you do regular backups of your My Documents folder.
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