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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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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
Olivia Cartwright
Daniel Ed McAnally
Ms. Bonnie,

I saw where you posted on Mr. McAnally's page saying that your step-father was his son. I made a connection recently that Daniel Ed McAnally is my great grandfather. This would make your step-father and my paternal grandmother, (her name is Bertha McAnally Cartwright), brother and sister. My grandmother passed away years ago when I was really young, and I never talked to her about any of her family. I was just wondering if you had any information on him?
Added by Olivia Cartwright on Jun 01, 2014 12:22 PM
RE: Harmon Burton Laster, Find a Grave #126084753, at Shiloh Church

We took a trip and my kind husband took some
photos and, upon our return home, I posted them.

So glad to know it was a blessing to you. I pray
the Lord comfort you when you think of your
loved ones. Time is so fleeting. My husband's
mother has passed and all our grands. We've
still some parents, Lord willing for a while, and
we cherish the days.

Again, thankful to have been a blessing. May
you and yours be safe.

Added by junebug on May 31, 2014 2:15 PM
Martha Wallace Herriman
I read your note on Vera Herriman Kaiser's memorial, I'm related to Martha Wallace would you know where her grave is?
Added by Charla on May 27, 2014 1:55 PM
terry tackett
Mary Floyd
Mary is my great grandmother. My siblings remember Mary and John Green. Grandfather, Monroe Huston Farris. Mother Inie Mae Farris Tackett. You do good work, thanks.
Added by terry tackett on May 27, 2014 7:14 AM
RE: James Gober Jr - Find a Grave Memorial #50266597
No, I am not related. I visit graves, read the history where available & respectfully leave a flower or gif as tribute. Sometimes I find a relative but in this case I am not related to the Gober branch.

Thank you,
Added by Dee on Apr 26, 2014 9:10 PM
Elmer South
Correction has been made. If you need anything else please let me know!
Added by bmarlar9 on Apr 26, 2014 1:51 PM
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