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BonnieGober12 (#47204700)
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Retired legal secretary. Retirement didn't "take" so I went to work part-time at my local library and ended up staying with them 5 years. Have been working on my family tree since the mid1980s. Find A Grave was recommended to me by an archivist in Lauderdale County, Alabama and I find it an added bonus in my geneaology tracking.

"The Chosen"

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 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. 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 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 storytellers. 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 who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."

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Robert Abney
RE: Robert Forrest Smith @ Pine crest
What is the date on the pending edit? Should we advise Find A Grave to review?
Added by Robert Abney on Aug 26, 2014 6:45 PM
Robert Abney
RE: Robert Forrest Smith @ Pine crest
Added by Robert Abney on Aug 22, 2014 5:42 AM
Robert Abney
RE: Robert Forrest Smith @ Pine crest
Hope to hear from you, R.
Added by Robert Abney on Aug 22, 2014 5:28 AM
Robert Abney
Robert F. Smith-Pine Crest
Are you changing the birth date and parent info for Robert Forrest Smith?
Added by Robert Abney on Aug 19, 2014 10:52 AM
Clint Dunn
Tolbert memorials
I have transfered your family memorials to your care to update and add all information you have on them. When ever possible I perfer fammily members to maintain the memorials.
Added by Clint Dunn on Aug 07, 2014 9:45 AM
David Kemp Halls
Obituaries--Ouray, Colorado
Thank you for the obituaries on the three people buried in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. I have added the pertinent info to their sites.
Added by David Kemp Halls on Aug 05, 2014 1:47 AM
Bryan Chandler
Gober Transfers
Bonnie, You're quite welcome.
Added by Bryan Chandler on Jun 25, 2014 2:56 PM
We are related Reuben Floyd is my great great great great grandfather. His daughter Sisily Floyd is my great great great grandmother. This is so interesting!
Added by Jennifer on Jun 24, 2014 9:10 PM
Groover Gord Co. GA
Hi Bonnie,

Thanks for the info will have to look at them and add any info I don't have.

Thanks Again and take care
Added by Amby on Jun 14, 2014 8:43 AM
Judith Nan Lewis
Joseph Benson Gober
Hi Bonnie,

Bless your heart...Thank you so much for letting me know about that goofy sentence that I had typed in....... I deeply appreciate it.

I sat here and laughed my head off, when I read what I had typed in by mistake.

I wonder how many hundreds of people read that sentence and are still wondering...Ha, Ha.

Until Later.....God Bless,
Added by Judith Nan Lewis on Jun 14, 2014 12:24 AM
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