|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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|Don Enlow||RE: Stevens|
Thanks very much I also contacted the lady that manages Mr. Steven's mother's memorial so maybe she will fix it up. I was just trying to do a favor for my wife and her family Mr. Steven's daughter
Thanks kindly for nice photos, happy trails
|Linda Chowns (Johnson)||Richard & Sarah Fowler Graves|
Thank you so much for the photos of Richard & Sarah fowlers headstones, I appreciate your help very much.
|Trish Funderburg Walls||Carrie Hudson|
Thank you so much Henry for Carrie Hudson's headstone photo. Means a lot to me.
Trish Funderburg Walls (#47262050)
|Andrea Kreeger Waters||Your Bio|
Just read your bio and it moved me to tell you it is just how I feel about doing my family's genealogy. I have been working on it for about 18 years now. I found you through a memorial you created for Ernestine (Nobles) Sprinkle married to Lieut. Ralph Elliott Sprinkle. Are you somehow related to them?
Andrea Kreeger Waters
Just read your Bio! It was Awesome! I feel the same way; just couldn't put it into words! You did a Great Job! Continue with the Good Work you are doing!!! Appreciate all you do!!!
|Bertha Avery-Hood||Arite Payne Nease|
Thanks for the photo... Bertha
I have not been out in awhile to walk any cemeteries I need to get back at
I thank you for the multiple headstone photos you took and added for the Black family. I very much appreciate the time and effort you took to do so. Mary Black Martinson
|Kris Abelli||John & Hattie Summers|
Thank you for fulfilling my photo requests for John and Hattie Summers! I appreciate your time. :)
|Jessie Combs||Bennie Parker Tombstone|
Thanks for the photo. He meant alot to me to die so young!
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