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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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Anna McElroy
Amanda Henson
Thanks Henry. have been in the hospital and rehab. Anna
Added by Anna McElroy on Apr 14, 2014 9:21 PM
Cindy S Munson
Margaret Wear Reaves
Thank you so much for transferring Margaret to me.
Added by Cindy S Munson on Apr 13, 2014 2:19 PM
Nancy Magar Rea
Gregory Scott Gross #126338403
Thanks so much for the transfer. Two funeral homes and two different obituaries can make information confusing. Thanks again for your help.
Added by Nancy Magar Rea on Apr 11, 2014 8:35 AM
Annabeth
Grateful
Thank you so very much for transferring my uncle's memorial to me. I really appreciate your kindness!
Added by Annabeth on Apr 10, 2014 8:00 PM
FMB
Eva Hébert Lum
I thank you most gratefully for this transfer and for taking such a wonderful photo of her stone.

Best regards--
Added by FMB on Mar 29, 2014 12:48 PM
Patricia Leonberger Hooper
Transfer
Thank You so much for the transferof Isabellas' memorial! Patricia Hooper
Added by Patricia Leonberger Hoope... on Mar 26, 2014 1:10 PM
Lynda Duncan Miles
COOK, HAROLD & THELMA
Thank you for the transfers of my family, Harold and Thelma. I sincerely appreciate it, and will begin filling out the bio now. God Bless you, and thanks for your hard work for this great site!
Added by Lynda Duncan Miles on Mar 25, 2014 8:57 AM
Charlie Rogge
Xfer - Jane Ann Rogge Jones
Henry, I am requesting a transfer to me for Jane Ann Rogge Jones, my dear First Cousin. My member number is #48353011. I have just recently joined 'Find A Grave', and appreciate everything you have done. Thank you, Charles Rogge
Added by Charlie Rogge on Mar 19, 2014 5:12 PM
Kimberly Hebert
Mother Memorial Number
Hi there,

The mother of Lloyd Joseph Hebert, III is Memorial number: 126423225, Lillian Arnold Hebert. Thank you!
Added by Kimberly Hebert on Mar 15, 2014 11:22 PM
Terry L & Becki Taylor
Flossie Ary's Memorial Transfer
Henry,

Thank you so much for transferring Flossie's memorial to me. I have already updated and linked it.

Thanks again,

Terry L Taylor
Added by Terry L & Becki Taylor on Mar 08, 2014 4:46 PM
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