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Remembering Forever (#47345717)
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Bio Photo For our children
and our children's children.....

Dedicated to my amazing, beautiful children:

How God Made Little Boys......
He took some jam, and some apple pies,
He mixed in freckles, put twinkles in the eyes,
He mussed up the hair and scuffed the knees,
Created a desire for climbing tall trees.
Spirit, fun, courage, heart….the need to explore.
He added these items….and so much more.
When he was done, He rested with joy
For there before Him was the wonder of a boy.
Author: Wendy Lyn

**** Genealogy....

Very similar to a rose bud beginning to bloom as each petal opens and slowly reveals its beauty; with each new day, a new discovery, slowly, our family heritage is revealing amazing, courageous, selfless ancestors that forged ahead to make better for themsleves, their families, children, and their communities.

My virtual cemeteries offer a partial glimpse of family members that were here before us and in the same way that I found my first ancestor on this website, I hope that these memorials might help other distant cousins who are also searching.

Through Findagrave and Genealogy combined we are able to honor our ancestors and preserve their memory of life for generations today and tomorrow.

Video tributes to those who have served our great country. Please take time to view the following:





********** We Salute Our Veterans! ******

Because of you...
I am free to believe in the promise of a better tomorrow.
I can hope and pray that we will stand united in our efforts to give a peaceful nation to our children...

Because of you...
I live in a country that honors the differences in each of us.
I cherish the richness of our history as it continues to unfold from sea to shining sea...

Because of you...
I am free and live in the finest country in the world.

Because of you...
I am an American.


We Are The Chosen

My feelings are in each family we are 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.
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 storytellers.
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.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

A thousand "Thank You's" to the wonderful volunteers who so tirelessly give their time and talent in adding memorials and information to this website.

A thousand "Thank You's" to my distant cousins who so generously shared information of our ancestors.

A thousand "Thank You's" to all the folks out there that are transcribing old record books so that the information is not lost and to the folks that are in some fashion preserving the historical information and people of the past, thank you!

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Neil B (John 3:16)
RE: Thank you and Happy Birthday!!!
Thank you and blessings to you.
Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Aug 20, 2014 2:05 AM
Claudia Rieger
RE: Lydia Banghart Hall Willliams
I drive by the Romeo Cemetery several times a week and thought maybe someone is looking for info. I believe that random acts of kindness will be rewarded back. :)
Added by Claudia Rieger on Oct 13, 2013 5:47 AM

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