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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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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
marelle44
W. Ambrose Lunsford
Thank you for linking W. Ambrose Lunsford to his wife Vashti Houston Lunsford.
Added by marelle44 on Jul 03, 2014 11:12 PM
Nelda Click
T. J. McCall - 130289322
Hi, I think that T.J. McCall is listed in the wrong cemetery. His obit indicates that he should be in the Paul Family Cemetery in Sabine Parish rather than in Rapides Parish. There is already an entry in the Sabine Parish Paul Family Cemetery. Thanks.
Added by Nelda Click on Jun 29, 2014 10:45 AM
Barb Johnston
Walker,Hogan, Holmes
Thanks for adding my links, Henry! Barb
Added by Barb Johnston on Jun 26, 2014 10:45 PM
Mary Standridge
Betty May FAG # 93477463
Thanks so much Henry, when I read it, I just knew it needed to be connected with Find A Grave so that it could be shared. What a great tribute to a Special Lady called "Aunt Betty" by the community. It makes my day to know that it is with her Find A Grave site.
Added by Mary Standridge on Jun 24, 2014 12:55 PM
Ronnie & Marjeana
Mrs. Taylor's Obit
Sorry hit wrong key on last message. Ok to E Mail it to you?
Added by Ronnie & Marjeana on Jun 24, 2014 11:31 AM
Ronnie & Marjeana
Ms. Taylor's obit
Added by Ronnie & Marjeana on Jun 24, 2014 11:21 AM
Mary Standridge
Betty May FAG # 93477463
Hi Henry, I have typed out an article about Betty May that was in the Post Dispatch and included it with a flower that I left for her. I hope that you will cut and paste it onto her Find a Grave page so that it is easy for everyone to read.

Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Mary Standridge on Jun 24, 2014 10:02 AM
Ronnie & Marjeana
Obit for Artense Taylor
Mr. Osborne we have a copy of Miss. Taylor's obituary if you would like it.
Added by Ronnie & Marjeana on Jun 23, 2014 4:16 PM
Vicky Weaver
Monroe Lee Fleming
Thank you very much for the photo of Monroe L. Fleming...much appreciated!
Added by Vicky Weaver on Jun 21, 2014 10:30 AM
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