|Helen Ann Chandler (#47065701)|
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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 some how 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 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 some how 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 birth,without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. 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 they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.
Somehow this just felt like it needed to be shared. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy Hunting Helen
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|John McGlothlin||RE: Pflugh's in Jacksonville Cem.|
Not family but thanks for the transfer offer.
I just photgraph in the cemetery and noticed when I went to post that there was a misspelling. Now there are also duplicates but I'll deal with those.
Would you transfer Josephone over to me? number is 46991702 and could I use this picture on Ancestry with the Family Informtion?
Thank you so much for taking the time to take this picture of her marker. Val
Added by VPaul on Mar 11, 2013 12:33 PM
|Anna||RE: CENTRAL POINT OREGON CEMETERY CORRECTIONS|
That would be great if you would.
Thanks so much for being so generous!!
Added by Anna on Feb 02, 2013 2:06 PM
|Dave Lombard||Donald Higgins|
Thanks so much for Don's memorial.
|Karen Jennings Morlan||RE: Clinton D. Colbaugh Jr. 41156370|
Hello, I am working on attaching the grave stones of The Clinton and Mable Colbaugh family in Oregon. I am also working on attacing those same two to their parents. Mable is my mother aunt. If there son Clinton D. Colbaugh JR. is not your relative I wondered if you would please give me management of his gravestone. Thank you so much for your time and help.
Karen Jennings Morlan
|Ron Kinney||RE: Daniel Pier|
You're very welcome.
|Dorothy Young Campbell||Earl R. Dahuff|
Helen, thanks so much. Greatly appreciated.
|Dorothy Young Campbell||Tansfer|
Helen, thanks for the transfer. Appreciate it,
|NWpioneer||RE: NANCY BELLE COCHRAN|
Thanks for your help. Yes, please transfer all the Cochrans to me, as they are my family.
|jeanie sawyer||Raymond Haynes #46897785|
would you please add the below information to his memorial:
Raymond William Haynes Sr., 79, Medford, a former Klamath Basin resident, died
Dec. 19, 2002, in Medford.
Mr. Haynes was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Tacoma, Wash., to Thomas and Nora Haynes.
He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War.
He moved two months ago to the Rogue Valley from the Klamath Basin, where he
lived for 57 years.
Mr. Haynes was a Shriner and a member of the Lakeview Elks Lodge, Ashland
Masonic Lodge, and Veterans of Foreign Wars and Marine Corps League in Klamath
Survivors include his wife Lorelei Haynes of Medford; sons Raymond W. Haynes Jr.
and Thomas R. Haynes of Medford; daughters Marie Kennedy of Springfield and
Susan Rae Gorens of Longview, Wash.; sister Mildred Corey of Lakeview; four
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
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