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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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George StOnge
hi and ty for the candle images to my family members :)
Added by George StOnge on Apr 26, 2015 6:11 PM
Linda (Tucholski) Tracy
RE: My loved ones
You are very welcome, I wish to Thank-you as well! I appreciate everyone who leaves a message or token on my memorials, It means alot to know someone takes the time to do this in memory of my loved ones! God Bless You!
Added by Linda (Tucholski) Tracy on Apr 21, 2015 7:48 AM
Jamie reed
thanks for the flower
Added by Jamie reed on Apr 12, 2015 10:47 PM
Soul Searcher
Thank you for your Easter visit to my brother's memorial. :) That was very kind of you.
Added by Soul Searcher on Apr 06, 2015 11:21 AM
Jim Gibbons
Peggy Sansonetti

May the spirit of the Easter Season shine on you and your family! Thank you so much for paying your respects to little Peggy!
Added by Jim Gibbons on Apr 03, 2015 12:12 PM
Florida Boy 64
Gina Scott
I want to say thank you for leaving an angel token for Connie Cuevas 101854215 can you please be kind and leave the same one for a friend of mine Gina Scott 111590436 she loved angels. Thank You
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Mar 15, 2015 2:34 AM
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Jenee Scrima
Who are you???
Added by Our Angels In Heaven on Dec 05, 2014 2:19 PM
chris graziano
RE: McNeice
Hey there ,sorry this was late I did not know we could pm people.your are welcome my mom was good friends with lLorraine
Added by chris graziano on Nov 09, 2014 12:18 AM
Christine Abrams
Thank you for your kind words about elizabeth begen.
Added by Christine Abrams on Mar 23, 2014 2:07 PM
Kay Harrison
My Daughter Dawn's Memorial page
Just want to say a special "thank you" for your lovely thoughts at my daughter's Memorial page.
Added by Kay Harrison on Mar 13, 2014 1:41 PM
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