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Cristie (#46865585)
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If I've created a memorial, then I have a photo of the tombstone too. If it's not posted, just let me know and I'll be glad to do it.



The Story Tellers...We Are The Chosen

My feelings are that in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story." So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family.. you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.

It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us that we might be born who we are; that we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.

So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family story tellers. That is why I do my family genealogy..... and that is what calls those young and old to step up..... and put flesh on the bones.

---by Della M. Cummings Wright
and rewritten by her grand-
daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis
Johnson -----

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wayne chamberlain
Mabel Chamberlain
Thanks Cristie- One of many times I have had occasion to say thank you for all that you do!! Wayne
Added by wayne chamberlain on Jul 13, 2014 11:42 PM
455th AAA Historian
Corp William M McKee
Cristie, thank you for the grave photo for William M. McKee. Much appreciated!
Added by 455th AAA Historian on Jul 13, 2014 7:04 PM
Jonathan Phillips
RE: Robert Taylor Tucker
Thanks so much! :)
Added by Jonathan Phillips on Jul 11, 2014 11:38 AM
Bobby Jean
J. Blake Stockton
I've searched our local cemetery records and cemeteries for this individual without success. Can you give me more information about him ...perhaps his first name or names of family members? He may have been interred in this area but perhaps in one of dozens of small rural burial grounds.
Added by Bobby Jean on Jul 09, 2014 11:05 AM
Margie Daniels
Larry R. Frazier
Will you please post the headstone for Larry R. Frazier 33042896.

Thanks,
Margie
Added by Margie Daniels on Jul 07, 2014 9:22 PM
Paul Renfro
RE: Wells Memorials
Cristie:

Greatly appreciated. Thanks a million.
Added by Paul Renfro on Jul 07, 2014 6:57 PM
jmkade
E.A. Armstrong
Hello Christie,
Thanks so much for all you do. Did you have a picture to post for Find A Grave Memorial# 35778341?
That was for Earl Alfred Armstrong. He was a great person and we would love to be able to see his memorial.
Best Always,
J -
Added by jmkade on Jul 06, 2014 4:30 PM
Paul Renfro
Wells Memorials
Thanks for updating the links for these three. They are listed in the wrong cemetery. Grace Wells, Judson Arthur Wells, Sr, and Judson Arthur Wells, Jr, are buried in Fairview Cemetery in Pampa, Gray County, TX, not in Bastrop. Can you update the cemetery info? I haven't been able to request a photo of these markers because they're not buried in Bastrop.
Added by Paul Renfro on Jun 30, 2014 7:13 PM
Vicki Barnett
Transfer Management
Would you also transfer management of other family members,
Charlie Evans # 25623724 and his wife Daisy E. Evans # 25623730

Robyn Kelly Barnett # 27032851

Thank you,
Vicki Barnett 47867145
Added by Vicki Barnett on Jun 30, 2014 7:05 AM
Vicki Barnett
Transfer Management
Would you please transfer management of Lillie Evans # 18654081

She is my unmarried great aunt.

Thank you,
Vicki Barnett#47867145

Added by Vicki Barnett on Jun 30, 2014 6:51 AM
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