|Deborah Wall (#46976690)|
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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
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|LADONNA SANDERS||Lucius Allen|
I added the information you sent. Which is the correct spelling of the first name? I will make sure it is correct.
Thanks for the edit.
|Frances Bowen Frost||Obit|
Thank you for sending the obit, I like to add anything that will add more info on the memorial pages.
|Jeannie Williams||Thanks for obit|
Thank you so much for Charles Amason's obit. God Bless You :)
|KBounds||RE: Percy Boyd Prewitt|
You're welcome, glad to help.
Added by KBounds on Sep 04, 2014 10:59 AM
|Kelli Smythe||RE: Fulton Ross Massengill|
you are so very welcome.
|Laura Dickey||RE: good morning|
Thanks for the obit on German Adrian! I will add it to his page.
|Tonya Sapp Hames||RE: New Zion AME Church Cemetery|
You are welcome! I just hope the work I do will help somebody else. Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend.
Tonya Sapp Hames
|S Hemingway||Rolland Tamburello|
Thank you for the Rolland Tamburello obituary. I have added it to the memorial & acknowledged that the obit came from you.
|Winnette||RE: REV. WILLIAM H. McMURRAY|
You are quite welcome.
Have a great weekend.
Added by Winnette on Aug 27, 2014 6:05 PM
|Dan Johnson||Edward Johnston Grantham 12177489|
Thank you for the obituary for E. J. Grantham. I have added it to his memorial and given credit to you.
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