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If I've created a memorial, then I have a photo of the tombstone too. If it's not posted, just let me know and I'll be glad to do it.
The Story Tellers...We Are The Chosen
My feelings are that 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 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 story tellers. 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.
---by Della M. Cummings Wright
and rewritten by her grand-
daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis
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If you have the photo for Clarence Parementer in Archers Chapel Methodist Cemetery in Crockett County, TN, I would love a copy of it. Thank you very much for your work on Find a Grave. Many of your contributions have helped with my research.
Added by Tenaw on Jul 27, 2016 8:31 AM
|Linda H Swindell||Laura and John Bell Craig Tombstone Photos|
Thank you so much for posting the tombstone photos on the Find A Grave memorials. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Linda H Swindell
|searcher||William Eugene Diffee|
Added by searcher on Jul 25, 2016 5:25 AM
|searcher||William Eugene Diffee|
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|searcher||James Harris Emison|
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|Cody Blue Miller||Sarah A. (Kable) Heflebower|
Would you please add a photo for Sarah A. (Kable) Heflebower (Find A Grave Memorial# 167346319)?
I saw your photos of her tombstone at: http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/tennessee/madison/hollywood/h/he/heflebowersa.htm
The photo on top was taken when the stone was in much better condition. If you would add that photo to her memorial, I would greatly appreciate it!
|Valice Raffi||Mary Pacaud Bell|
Thanks for linking Mary Pacaud Bell with her family. If you've photographed her stone, would you be able to post it on her memorial (# 27045086)?
|Betty Atkinson||THANK YOU!!|
For the photos of Sarah and Thomas' gravestone!!! It is a big help.
I would like to request ownership of these two memorials as they were my great grandparents. Thank you.
Added by JPE on Jun 29, 2016 9:44 PM
|searcher||Mary D Emison|
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