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Helen Ann Hosier 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.

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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 Benedict, Chautauqua Co., NY
I'm happy, I think I've located him for you. You still have your photo request in Maple Grove, Panama, NY. BUT, I'm pretty sure he's the one in Levant Cemetery. Even has a picture of his stone. And he's linked to his parents.

Find A Grave Memorial# 58553876
Find A Grave Memorial# 17089105

If this is the right one, then we can delete the photo request and memorial from Maple Grove. Let me know.

Added by CABrown on Jul 20, 2017 12:12 PM
You have created two separate memorials for Walter Juzwiak. Please delete one of them. See your 56875272
Added by CurtB on Jun 16, 2017 12:56 PM
joe harrington
how are you?
Added by joe harrington on Apr 13, 2017 11:28 AM
Martin Burrell
Teddy Neathamer 35668639

This is a double memorial and not a four some. Teddy is his wife's nickname. So please add it to her memorial after you take down the two doubles that were created. That is why there are no dates for the center names.

Thanks, Martin
Added by Martin Burrell on Mar 14, 2017 3:34 PM
Lyn Jensen
Just pointing out you may wish to correct your note on this memorial. Millard Filmore Horn was a he, not a she. He was named after the president.
Added by Lyn Jensen on Feb 13, 2017 12:36 AM
Pat Shaw
John B. Robinson
A few years ago you made a memorial for John B. Robinson and put a pic of his headstone. The problem is there are 3 John Robinson's in that cem.. You put the John B Robinson headstone picture you took and also put it on a John Robinson memorial and of course the dates do not match. Could would you please go back and remove the wrong headstone pic? I clicked on your name to get here and do not have the ID for the memorial. All you have to do is look at your memorials for John B buried in Josephine, Ore. they are all buried there the same cem. You will see the dates do not match the one John Robinson. The one I was looking for is John Henderson Robinson wife is Olive. I have put a photo request in for them.
Added by Pat Shaw on Apr 05, 2016 1:07 AM
Mary J Griswold
Earl B Titus, #34524356
This is a duplicate of an existing record at Eagle Point National Cemetery (see Earle Buckler Titus, #72687711). Could you please delete this record. Thanks, Mary
Added by Mary J Griswold on Jan 22, 2016 6:44 AM
Mary J Griswold
Roy Thorp, 34136909
This is a duplicate of an existing record at Eagle Point National Cemetery (see Clarence Leroy Thorp, #72686748). Could you please delete "Roy Thorp." Thanks, Mary
Added by Mary J Griswold on Jan 22, 2016 5:56 AM
Mary J Griswold
Paul E Terr
Hi--I'm unable to locate this person at Eagle Point or in the VA grave locator. Is this the accurate spelling of his surname or do you have additional information on the disposition of his remains? Thanks, Mary
Added by Mary J Griswold on Jan 21, 2016 7:38 AM
Glenn D Reasoner
William Scott Reasoner
Hello - Thank you for the memorial for William Scott Reasoner. I do have a question. There is paperwork for his grave marker and the burial site is listed as Rock Point Cemetery near Gold Hill, Oregon rather than Pankey Cemetery. Is Pankey the correct cemetery where the picture was taken?
Many Thanks,
Glenn Reasoner
Added by Glenn D Reasoner on Jul 03, 2015 11:51 AM
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