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Cristie (#46865585)
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If I've created a memorial, then I have a photo of the tombstone too. If it's not posted, just let me know and I'll be glad to do it.
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The Story Tellers...We Are The Chosen

My feelings are that 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 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 story tellers. 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.

---by Della M. Cummings Wright
and rewritten by her grand-
daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis
Johnson -----

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djyancey
RE: Pond Creek Cemetery
wonderful!!!
thanks for all you do!!

you dont need to wait for a request to post the photos

just post them when you have time.

Thanks
and God Bless!
Added by djyancey on Jul 19, 2017 2:13 AM
djyancey
RE: Pond Creek Cemetery
Please keep me posted of any progress taking photos at Pond Creek Cemetery.

Thanks

dyancey@miami.edu
Added by djyancey on Jul 18, 2017 8:40 PM
Linda H Swindell
Tombstone Photos
Cristie,

I want to thank you for the tombstone photos of Manuel Wright, Julia Jones, Roy Jones and Jimmie Keltner. I appreciate the time it took for you to go to the cemetery, locate the tombstones, take the photos, and post them to Find A Grave.

Linda H Swindell
Added by Linda H Swindell on Jul 16, 2017 7:09 AM
Sheila Davis
William H. Conley
Thank you so much for going out and getting the photo. You're much appreciated.
Added by Sheila Davis on Jul 14, 2017 12:03 AM
nancy rushing candella
Katherine Medling
Your work and time are greatly appreciated. I am so sorry you went to all that trouble and found nothing. Can"t say how very much all that is appreciated. I will cancel the photo request to keep anyone else from doing the same thing. Thank you so very much.
Added by nancy rushing candella on Jul 13, 2017 1:44 PM
Marion Johnson
Guy Horton
You had filled my request back in October 2016.

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to photograph the headstone of Guy Horton and posting it to Find-A-Grave. I appreciate it very much.

Marion Johnson
Seattle, WA
Added by Marion Johnson on Jul 12, 2017 2:29 PM
Evelyn Walters
Memorial 54493915
Doris Ann's maiden name was Slaton, she married James Carroll Coleman 1931-2002.

Thanks for the good work. Evelyn Walters
Added by Evelyn Walters on Jul 11, 2017 9:00 AM
vera stober
Ellie Warmath
I'm sorry this thank you is so long in coming...I really appreciate your time to take this photo...Thank you!
Added by vera stober on Jul 09, 2017 8:07 AM
Toni Kee
Maggie Jones Photo
Thank you so much for the photo of Maggie Jones at South Fork Baptist Cemetery. I apologize for being so late in responding.
Added by Toni Kee on Jul 07, 2017 12:04 AM
Jacque Brandau
Memorial for Lena Arbie Hanna Meeks
Hi Cristie, I created a memorial for my ancestor James Anthony Hanna #142535577 and at some point Lena Arbie Hanna Meeks #32906123 has been connected as one of his children which she is not. You can see his children listed in the bio. I would like to delete her name from the memorial but since you manage her memorial I am not able to change that. She must have been connected by mistake and is the daughter of another James Hanna. Thank you for checking this and making the correction.
Regards, Jacque Brandau #48056828
Added by Jacque Brandau on Jul 03, 2017 5:03 PM
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