|Deborah Wall (#46976690)|
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We Are The Chosen |
We are the chosen. 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.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing
life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at
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What wonderful paragraphs you have about why we all do this thing called "genealogy". No one could have expressed it better.
Added by Marilee on Aug 22, 2015 10:05 AM
|NWilliams||Caroline Kelley Carpenter|
Deborah, I have found that there are two memorials set up for Caroline Kelley Carpenter on Kelleys Island. The first was set up in 2007; #23191230, and yours in 2009. Unfortunately, the 1st memorial has the incorrect date of death, of which I have informed the memorial creator. I see that you also added the headstone photo when you created your memorial. Perhaps you can add the photo to the original memorial and its creator will correct the date of death as I asked her to do.
Thank you for all the work you have done for Find A Grave. I have a strong vested interest in Kelleys Island as I am a descendant of Datus Kelley's brother, Irad, & my family has been summer residents of the island for over 100+ years.
N Williams #48780211
|marelle44||James Pollock Thonpson|
And thank you also for adding James' middle name to your Memoral for him.
|marelle44||Anna Mary Patterson Thompson|
Thank you for performing the edits I sent you for Anna Thompson's Memorial, but especially thank you for all the time and effort you put into all of your Find A Grave Memorials. They show how truly dedicated to you are to preserving the memories of so many for their families and all to enjoy.
|Dani Ryan||RE: Alonzo Mullins|
|Denise Denham||RE: Lennex|
Hi, yes I am. My grandmother was a Lennex.
|Jim||RE: Rev Paul Andrew Johnson|
You're welcome Deborah. Paul was a cool dude. Was glad to do it. Take care. - Jim
Added by Jim on Jul 16, 2015 7:08 AM
Hi, you can call the cemetery office at (828) 350-2066.
Added by Natasha on Jun 23, 2015 12:22 PM
What a lovely statement you have placed under your findagrave bio. It really says it al, and sent shivers through my body. Thanks for all you do.
Added by SR on Jun 17, 2015 11:55 AM
My name is Karla AKA: Snarkle on Find A Grave.
I wanted to thank you for the flowers you left on my maternal grandfather Albert McNeal's memorial page. His physical burial place is Baptist Hill Cemetery, Brewton, AL.
God bless you!
Added by Snarkle on Jun 10, 2015 10:53 PM
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