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ourfamilybones (#47598114)
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Bio Photo 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 -

Visit my Rainbow Bridge, I love all Gods creatures, and leave a flower if you can.


Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Peggy Bargen Duey
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A friend told me about this chance a couple days after this was deployed. I have sent edits to you so I thought maybe you didn't know about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends. thanks!!! ~Peggy
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Go to your Contributor/Profile page.
Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you.
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Way easier for doing updates to names / dates / places / plot #s.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section or do linking.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Feb 07, 2014 4:42 PM
J. Edward Ross
Is there anyone home?
You have many outstanding SAC requests that you have not acted on. If you are no longer able to properly maintain your memorial pages, please transfer them to me. I would be more than happy to maintain your memorial pages in an accurate and professional manner.

Thank you,
Ed Ross
Added by J. Edward Ross on Apr 15, 2013 4:30 PM
robertson
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Hi.
I have been trying to contact you. Are you still active in Find A Grave?
Joe
Added by robertson on Oct 22, 2012 3:53 PM
Marilyn Sanner Keim
Conrad & Rebecca Baker
Thanks for the transfer of my great grandparents -- it means the world to me.
Keep up the good work.
Added by Marilyn Sanner Keim on May 20, 2012 10:09 PM
KAREN LOVY
Claude E Queer
Have you made it out there to get another photo Would apreciate another phot Thanks kAREN
Added by KAREN LOVY on Apr 28, 2012 8:02 PM
GeorgiaCA
Message from Snake
I wonder who the other Wahl headstones belong to and if they have been documented? Have you ever found this area at Union Cemetery?

"I sent both pics. Christopher's is hard to read. I did find s bunch of other Wahl's near Maria & Christopher's stones."

Snake
Added by GeorgiaCA on Feb 21, 2012 5:51 PM
GeorgiaCA
Christopher & Maria WAHL
Hi Faith, I am pretty excited as "Snake" went to Union Cemetery today and took new photos for me. So, when you get a chance, take a look at their memorial pages. How are you doing?
Added by GeorgiaCA on Feb 21, 2012 5:41 PM
GeorgiaCA
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Do you have this one?
Added by GeorgiaCA on Dec 30, 2011 1:22 PM
GeorgiaCA
Memorial# 62261719
Another...
Added by GeorgiaCA on Dec 03, 2011 12:17 PM
GeorgiaCA
Memorial# 58778568
Faith, I noticed your V.C. for Biker Down - this is his Angel Day.
Added by GeorgiaCA on Dec 03, 2011 12:04 PM
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