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Deborah Wall (#46976690)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. 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.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing
life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers 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 am I
and why do 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at
birth.
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Dani Ryan
RE: Alonzo Mullins
You're welcome!
Added by Dani Ryan on Jul 27, 2015 8:13 AM
Denise Denham
RE: Lennex
Hi, yes I am. My grandmother was a Lennex.
Added by Denise Denham on Jul 21, 2015 9:32 PM
Jim
RE: Rev Paul Andrew Johnson
You're welcome Deborah. Paul was a cool dude. Was glad to do it. Take care. - Jim
Added by Jim on Jul 16, 2015 7:08 AM
Natasha
RE: Whitson
Hi, you can call the cemetery office at (828) 350-2066.
Added by Natasha on Jun 23, 2015 12:22 PM
SR
Your Bio
What a lovely statement you have placed under your findagrave bio. It really says it al, and sent shivers through my body. Thanks for all you do.
Added by SR on Jun 17, 2015 11:55 AM
Snarkle
Thank You!!!
Hi Deborah,

My name is Karla AKA: Snarkle on Find A Grave.
I wanted to thank you for the flowers you left on my maternal grandfather Albert McNeal's memorial page. His physical burial place is Baptist Hill Cemetery, Brewton, AL.
God bless you!
Added by Snarkle on Jun 10, 2015 10:53 PM
Anonymous
Theresa Ann Moran
Hi Deborah,
Thank you so much for the memorial for my 2nd cousin which you created (Theresa Ann (Moran) Brosius) # 86285693. I very much appreciate also that you attached her obituary.

I LOVE your bio. Priceless and so true.
Thank you for all the hard work and hours you put into this site.
A fellow genealogist,
Debbie # 47064450
Added by Anonymous on May 26, 2015 1:57 PM
K Jaskey Orr
Photo Of Kelleys Island Cemetery
Thank you for uploading the photo, my great grandfather is buried there, William Jaskey.
Added by K Jaskey Orr on May 21, 2015 8:39 AM
Dani Ryan
RE: Samuel
Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
Added by Dani Ryan on May 13, 2015 1:29 PM
Amy E Morrison
Thank you!
Thanks so much for transferring my Grandparent's memorials to me.
Added by Amy E Morrison on May 07, 2015 6:31 AM
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