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Most times we remember a person's death with sadness, eulogies and memorializations. Unfortunately, other time we remember a persons death with celebration. For it's not for any of us to place judgments on the character of that person, but to remember the donations to society or lack of, to make the future a better place for all generations.|
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WE ARE THE CHOSEN
My feelings are in each family we are 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. 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 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.
Author - Della M. Cumming -
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|Keith Wiese||Harry Schwabe|
Thanks for taking the photo of his headstone.
|Jacque Leehy-Dunning||Guadalupe Wright|
Sorry, I do not know when or if she has died. I was hoping her marker with Raymond would tell me. She was born Guadalupe Soulas 14 Oct 1919 in Webb Co., Texas.
|Jacque Leehy-Dunning||Raymond Wright|
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to take my photo for me. Very much appreciated.
|jim Kuksuk||Ernest Rohde|
Thanks so much for the photo it will help me with my album i am putting together once again thanks
|Diana Chamberlain||Leonard Seyller|
Thank you for adding his obituary and connecting his parents.
|Della Meize||Charles Unruh|
Thank you for adding the information that I supplied to you!
|Della Meize||John Unruh|
Thank you for adding the additional information that I supplied to you for John Unruh! Nice to have suggestions followed through with such speed!
|Della Meize||Ida Unruh|
Thank you for adding the additional information that I supplied to you. Ida is a direct relative -- being a cousin -- if you would like to transfer the Unruh's and Neuendorf's it would be wonderful!
|Della Meize||Myron Hanson & Henrietta Holtz - Hanson|
Thank you for adding the additional information I provided to you for both memorials and for linking the family together! Nice to have suggestions followed through with such speed!
|Jill Harris||Sunderlage Link|
Father and mother are already linked. Can you please link their kids?
Parents are already Linked. Can you please link
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