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Dancing With Ghosts (#47068368)
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Bio Photo PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING

First thanks to Basil McVey and Robert Moorefield for all the pictures (hundreds)of graves and cemeteries in Johnson County Tennessee they have donated. Big HUGs. Also Big Hugs to Dixon Marshal for All the Photos of Rural Cemeteries.

If you are a cemetery photographer and do not want the work of imputing individual graves send to me and I will do it. I always give proper credit for others work. The goal for me is to get the information out there.

I am more then happy to post family links, bios, obits and photos to any memorial. Please do not post with a flower but click the edit button and give me a day or 2.

I hail from Riverside County CA, I restore antique photographs, love my iguana (very large very cranky lizard)and am willing to photograph graves within 75 miles of Riverside.

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 I am 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 storytellers.

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.

Della Commings
1943
http://www.ancestorhunt.com/the-chosen.htm

To Cღ (#47360448)Thank you so much for the writer's information on "The Chosen." Folks like you are what makes Find a Grave the resource treasure it is!

PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING
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Forestier
RE: Coming your way
My public email address here works. Glad to hear from you.
Added by Forestier on Jul 04, 2014 2:25 PM
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Link to Poem We Are The Chosen.

http://www.ancestorhunt.com/the-chosen.htm
1943 Della Cummings

Hope this is of interest. Love your Dancing With Ghosts. Have a Blessed Week.
Added by Cღ on Jun 25, 2014 9:18 PM
cag
Mathilda Hamilton Watson
Sorry the picture is not very good. It is an old white stone and the writing does not show very well.
cag
Added by cag on Jun 10, 2014 8:06 AM
Mrs Fenton
Celia Carmen
I've got her!
Added by Mrs Fenton on Jun 03, 2014 6:55 AM
Mrs Fenton
Ceila Wolfe 59675355
After reading her profile...would she not have been a Carmen? I found several of those..posting now.
Added by Mrs Fenton on Jun 03, 2014 6:51 AM
Mrs Fenton
Wolfe's in Oak Grove 59675355
I added the only Wolfe's I found in Oak Grove, maybe they are of some relation.
Added by Mrs Fenton on Jun 03, 2014 6:47 AM
Jennifer Early Pitsenbarger
107663005
I just realized that the photo posted actually goes to Sarah Jane and not this memorial. I apologize. I will remove my photo.
Added by Jennifer Early Pitsenbarg... on May 26, 2014 12:57 PM
Jennifer Early Pitsenbarger
107663005
I meant to say Jane McPheeters not Jan.
Jennifer
Added by Jennifer Early Pitsenbarg... on May 26, 2014 12:56 PM
Jennifer Early Pitsenbarger
Memorial 107663005
I have posted a photo of a Jan McPheeters to this memorial. The odd thing is the biography states this person passed as a child. Please refer to the photo. I either have not posted to the correct person or the bio is incorrect.
Jennifer
Added by Jennifer Early Pitsenbarg... on May 26, 2014 12:55 PM
bcmlnkne
John Beesley
Just for my records, can you provide me with the source of the middle name "Marion" for John Beesley that I approved with your edit request? Thanks. Bill.
Added by bcmlnkne on May 09, 2014 8:11 AM
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