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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.

The Story Tellers.....

We are the chosen. My feelings are 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. 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. 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 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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Skippersgirl
Thank You
That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies.

W. Clement Stone

Thank you for all these memorials you have created and sharing with the world. I am profoundly grateful.

Ann
Skippersgirl (#47820856)
Added by Skippersgirl on Jul 21, 2014 11:21 PM
KLTucker
Thank You
I am so grateful to you HenryO, for posting photos of my Grandparents Willis Stanley & Beulah Tucker gravesite. I was too young to remember the area so I appreciate having thisw touchstone at hand; and one that will help future generations as well. God Bless you for your loving gestures.
Karen Tucker,
Daughter of Ervine Tucker
Added by KLTucker on Jul 21, 2014 6:06 PM
Shawn_Marie
Davidsons
Hi I would like to respectfully ask for a transfer of Michelle Davidson Find A Grave Memorial# 82190574, Mary Anne Davidson Find A Grave Memorial# 82190516, These are my Husband's Mother, and Great grandmother. Thank you so much for your time and contribution!
Added by Shawn_Marie on Jul 17, 2014 11:03 AM
Sylvia
Thank you
Henry,
Thank you so much for caring enough to take the time and effort to contribute in such a loving way to these pages. You write beautifully, as well, and your deep feelings for those you honor is apparent in your words and in the exquisite care you take to present this information. Your efforts on this behalf are appreciated more than words can tell.
Added by Sylvia on Jul 14, 2014 8:36 PM
Roanna Dolan Griffin
Alfreda & Malene Heck
Thank you for the unexpected transfers Of Alfreda and Malene Heck. I always appreciate having family and will take very good care of them. Thanks again.
Added by Roanna Dolan Griffin on Jul 11, 2014 12:05 PM
H. E. Gullion Baer
Lucille Neal 85246381
Thank you so much for linking my cousin W.E.Neal Jr to his wife. I d appreciate it. :D
Added by H. E. Gullion Baer on Jul 09, 2014 9:45 PM
Barb Johnston
Walker
Thanks Henry for accepting my many Walker edits!
Barb
Added by Barb Johnston on Jun 21, 2014 7:09 AM
 

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