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henry osborne (#47228310)
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I am trying to add a pictorial record for our local cemeteries before they are lost forever. I see so many unmarked graves or unreadable headstones. They will be lost forever. Remember your past generations.

I want to thank all who send in corrections/additions for the memorials I have created. I will make the corrections as soon as possible. Please use the edit tab on the memorial.

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.

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Betty Harrigill, Hall
Betty Beatty
Thank you so much , Henry!
Added by Betty Harrigill, Hall on May 02, 2016 2:50 PM
SWF
James and Mahulda Ward
Thank you so much!

Suzy
Added by SWF on Apr 30, 2016 2:19 PM
Nancy E. Collins
William D. Alford
I am uploading a photo to his memorial. He was a minister. He married my husband's great grandparents in 1903.
Added by Nancy E. Collins on Apr 14, 2016 8:23 PM
Jerome Harris
Photo request!!
Thank you for these pictures Henry!!
Added by Jerome Harris on Apr 13, 2016 10:19 PM
gwendolyn carter
Shirle King Alford
daes should 3-10-57/3-20-16
Added by gwendolyn carter on Mar 27, 2016 2:46 PM
JB BERRY
Northeast Veterans Cemetery
Henry,

Thank you for your visit to the cemetery today to fulfill 14 photo requests, and created 8 new memorials with photography to honor our veterans who served in defense of freedom.

Lest We Forget!

Regards,

JB Berry
Added by JB BERRY on Mar 26, 2016 8:14 PM
Canfield
James E. Canfield's TS photo
Thank you so much for finding and posting the picture of his military marker/tombstone. I hope you won't mind. I added the lily icon because of the time of year. We owe these veterans so much.
Added by Canfield on Mar 26, 2016 3:40 PM
Janice (Anderson) Welch
Request Transfer of Memorial
Janice (Anderson) Welch
Request Transfer of Memorial

Hi Henry,I would like to thank you for all the time and work that you have put into making some of my families memorials. I would like to request if you would please transfer Marie H Wallace Mondey Find A Grave# 103357540 to me Find A Grave# 48894287, she is my Grandmother & I'm trying to catch up on all the links in my family. Thank you in advance!! Janice
Added by Janice (Anderson) Welch on Mar 26, 2016 12:14 AM
JB BERRY
NELVC
The Director of Northeast Veterans Cemetery in Rayville, LA desires photo request fulfillment for the memorials on a continuing basis. If you can assist, contact:

Timothy Johnson, Th.D.
Director
NELA Veterans Cemetery, Rayville
Phone: 318-728-4346
FAX: 318-728-5921

Thanks for your support,

JB Berry
Added by JB BERRY on Mar 24, 2016 7:40 AM
Janice (Anderson) Welch
Request Transfer of Memorial

Hi Henry,I would like to thank you for all the time and work that you have put into making some of my families memorials. I would like to request if you would please transfer Marie H Wallace Mondey Find A Grave# 103357540 to me Find A Grave# 48894287, she is my Grandmother & I'm trying to catch up on all the links in my family. Thank you in advance!! Janice
Added by Janice (Anderson) Welch on Mar 22, 2016 11:16 PM
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