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forever an angel (#47760824)
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Bio Photo Hi, I have been interested in cemetaries since i was a little girl. As I got older my sisters and I use to ride around and visit differant cemetaries. I grew up on Long Island in New York state. I have three sisters, four children and four grandchildren. I have many hobbies and I have been working on my family tree for over a decade. Thanks to facebook I have been in contact with many relatives that I didn't even know existed.

I am a die hard New York Mets fan and have been collecting
Mets memorabilia for many year. I also collect elephants in any shape or form.lo

I have custody of my grandson Xavier and granddaughter Hailey so they keep me on my toes.
[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

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.
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RE: Baby Cronin
I transfered everyone that shares a plot with catherine elizabeth. but i still have a few more cronins on my list.
Added by NoreenP on Dec 28, 2016 10:40 AM
RE: Baby Cronin
I updated baby cronin's name and transferred her over to you. when you get the chance please look through the list of other cronins that I set up memorials for and let me know if they are all in your family and I will transfer them over to you as well. by the way thank you for letting me know that your aunt had a name. It's nice to know that your grandparents were able to name and baptize her, and were able to have a few precious hours with her.
Added by NoreenP on Dec 26, 2016 5:09 PM
Athol Altman III
Thank you for visiting, and posting the photo of Athol.
Added by Investigator on Dec 06, 2016 2:05 PM
Thank you for leaving tokens on some of my memorials. It is so appreciated.
Added by RIN on Oct 29, 2016 2:15 AM
Your words have touched my heart. It is just as you say.......we are chosen to do the work.
Added by chevydelray55 on Aug 25, 2016 7:56 AM
carmela ciminna
Hi. Came upon your message about my brother Russ. Thank you so much for honoring him. How is it that you knew him?
Added by carmela ciminna on Jun 30, 2016 7:32 PM
Anita Brawley
Thank you
Thank you for leaving a sweet message to one of my family, Mary Eliza Brawley 1849-1852, memorial 72019441.
Added by Anita Brawley on Jun 17, 2016 2:21 PM
Kjirstin Youngberg
Thank You for Benjamin Youngberg Photo
It has been nearly 25 years since we lost Benjamin. I have only seen his gravesite three times, and live far from it now. Imagine my joy to see you had visited, and left his photo on the page. It made me cry, but thank you. They are good tears now. Did you get his photo from the cover of the book I wrote, The Promised Twin?

Our daughter, his big sister, Rachel, made me a vid for Mother's Day this year. Perhaps you would like to see it, and share it? Rachel has always been a very private person, so I was surprised when she was so public about her experiences. She discovered her friend, another singer named Robert Norman, shared the sadness of also losing his baby brother to SIDS. That is when they decided to record an album to benefit SIDS research. Anyway, I hope you like it.

In case you're wondering, his twin brother, Matthew, is a junior at the U of U and is studying IT and atmospheric sciences.
Added by Kjirstin Youngberg on Jun 10, 2016 9:31 PM
Zoe Tom
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Are these your relatives ?


Added by Zoe Tom on Mar 20, 2016 10:54 AM
chris graziano
RE: McNeice
Hello how are u ur welcome that i left dlowers my mom know
Lorraine ,from school, my mom just passed also oct 30,2015
God bless u all
Added by chris graziano on Jan 11, 2016 11:03 PM
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