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That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies. W. Clement Stone
Simple words on a piece of paper will bring life to any character we choose. The ONLY reason we know about George Washington, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Martin Luther King and other great men, is simply because someone somewhere took the time to put simple words on a piece of paper.
I am reminded of confederate soldier gone for such a long time that his family feared he had perished in the war. One day his wife saw him coming up the road and, "was so happy to see him, she didn't bother to open the gate but jumped the fence and ran to meet him". Thanks to Lisa Franklin and her research, I will always have this vision of my ancestor.
I wish only to remember a life. I do not know all the answers and encourage ANYONE related to add memories, corrections and family connections.
An elderly Uncle has filled my ears with his adventures as a child. Missing information prompted me to begin a "short" search for him. However, I am now hopelessly hooked. The more I dig, the more questions I have.
Family connections are Skipper, Waites, Lucas, Jernigan, Craddock, Franklin, Morrow, Nettles, Slack, Bates, McCoy plus many more.
In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, the bridge to our future.
- Laura Plummer Ranville
KEEPER OF MEMORIES
I am the listener…
As the Elders tell their stories
Of their memories of yesteryear
As if it all happened yesterday.
I am the questioner…
That sparks recollections
Of days gone by
Of lives once lived.
I am the viewer…
Of worn photographs
Of the people and places
Now gone from this world.
I am the writer…
That transcribes the frail voices
Piecing fragments together
As their life's stories unfold.
I am the keeper of the memories they've told
Posted by Yvonne Horton at 8:47 AM
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|Sonja Krisell||RE: James Arthur Skpper|
I might. Have lots of information I've not processed and entered. Just really getting back into research after a few years hiatus. Will keep your contact information. Thanks.
|Sonja Krisell||James Arthur Skpper|
Thanks so much for the obituary on my GG Uncle Jim. I can mark this one off my research list.
|Judy K. Brantley/Wilson||RE: Hollywood Cemetery|
Thank you so much for writing and your very nice comments. I have update some of the pages since hearing from you, with a little more information. I am glad that it was of help to you.
|Nancy E. Collins||D. K. Thomas|
Hey Skippergirl!!! Thanks for adding my 3rd great grandfather. What is so strange is the story that was written in the "Bienville Parish History" book was that no one knew where he was when he died or where he was buried. I did see the mortality schedule on ancestry.com so I know he was close to home when he died.
By the way....you need to put me on your friends list. Haha
|Alverne J. Hollingsworth||RE: Waites|
Ann, It is nice to hear that my work is appreciated. It gives me much pleasure helping to connect others to their family members.
|Francine Coppage||Elias Skipper|
Do you have info on Elias Skipper, born about 1800 in the Carolinas? Married to Keziah Thomas. Died in Lowndes Co., GA. He was my great great grandfather.
|Beatrice Bennett||RE: Blow transfer|
I was happy to make the transfer. I think Families should be together.
|Beatrice Bennett||RE: Blow Transfer|
I was happy to make the transfer. I think Families should be together. Thank you for leaving the red rose on my son Maddux's memorial. I truly appreciate it.
Have a great week...Bea.
|Donna Chisum Fountain||RE: Jernigan family|
Just send me the ones that you want transferred to you and I'll be happy to do it.
|Donna Chisum Fountain||Jernigan family|
I will transfer any and all the Jernigan family to you if you want me to..not my family..just posted what I could find on them.
Donna Chisum Fountain
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