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WE ARE THE CHOSEN by Della M. Cumming ca 1943.-"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. 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, never giving in or giving up. It goes to 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 bone."|
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Thanks for the photography hint with the LED light. If I need it, I use a photo reflector to shine the sun on those "in the shade" transcriptions. I can then either steady the reflector with my legs/feet/free hand and take a photo...it works pretty well for me. I think whatever works for us is a good thing!!!
Added by Sara on Jul 23, 2014 6:02 PM
I took care of my edits this morning..hadn't gotten to them...you should be all set.
On a side note...I'm glad you left your photo request up for Eunice Orcott d 1750 in Edwards Cemetery South Windsor CT. Often photo volunteers go up to a cemetery when the sun is not shining on the front of those older gravestones...and so they are unreadable. I will attempt this cemetery at some point...
Good luck with your genealogy,
Added by Sara on Jul 23, 2014 10:41 AM
I got it all, I believe. Do you want me to transfer to you??
|John Beckstein||Eunice Orcott|
I am member of Godfrey Library. I visited the site and a photo is listed there. I viewed the photo and the information. I am not able to visit the cemetery to look for the stone but it is there.
|Eliz Davis Hanebury||RE: Vesta Wolcott|
Thanks! I have been very busy with this family thanks to you -smile- and I only had 132, have lots more now!
|AmyKimSto||Framptons & Wolcotts|
I´m related to the Framptons through Martin. F.´s sister Rachel (she married William Gillen and I took a pic of his grave back in 2010). Have no info on the Wolcotts.
|AmyKimSto||Mary Ann Frampton|
Yes, I have her as a daughter of Martin & Sarah. "In memory of Mary Ann, daughter of Martin & Sarah Frampton, who died Sept. 23, 1823, aged 2 years"
|Marie Bonafonte||Rhoda Robbins Wolcott|
I don't remember - it was so long ago & I can't even offer to go over there since I relocated to NY. "The Moo" (#46834101) has been there several times and taken lots of really great photos - you might want to contact her to see if she is able to go there to see what she can read on the table (I'm thinking that something very light writing must be able to see on it for me to know it was a "Robbins") or check the headstones next to that table. Or, you could also contact Don Blauvelt (#46932939) who I believe has done extensive research on the Robbins in this cemetery for a long time. I'd hate to put Rhoda's name on this one and then find it isn't her. Best, Marie
|Thomas P. Moen, Jr.||RE: Bennett O Moen|
Uncle Bennet was the live wire in our family. He always told the best jokes, and always had a good word. He worked for Cargill, and was in charge of their sunflower production. They gave him a station wagon with a telephone in it in the late 1960's so he could report from the fields. The picture I posted is his wedding picture. I was told that he was buried in that suit.
I really want to thank you for all you've done to keep track of our burial sites in our family. This heritage will outlast us all and will help our descendants a great deal when they want to research family.
At the end of July we will be driving to Idaho Falls, Idaho. Our nephew, Joe Boyd, is getting married, so it is a great time for family to get together.
One of the best parts of Find-A-Grave is that I've been able to meet you folks.
God bless you with His best and nicest blessings.
Bismark Cemetery is quite old and rarely used. All the missing Taylors are probably there with no stone. I recently revisited it and now have better resolution pictures.
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