|Dennis Rose (#47341431)|
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THE STORY TELLERS... (Unknown Author)|
We are the chosen. My feelings are that 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. 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. 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? 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.
I go beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do 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 bones 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 up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their
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 story
That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to
step up and put flesh on their bones.
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Thanks Dennis, We appreciate the Grandparents memorials.
Added by George on Jan 31, 2015 12:10 PM
|Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford||Maria Matilda "Mary" Eckenrode Howell|
Thank you for all the people you have added. Nice to see so many familiar names as my father(an Eckenrode) was from Cambria County and I have been researching in the area for over 30 years.
Writing today about a Eckenrode duplicate.
Mary M. Eckenrode Howell Birth: Mar. 28, 1863 Death: Apr. 8, 1960 Memorial # 89719773
added: May 07, 2012
Maria Matilda "Mary" Eckenrode Howell Birth: Mar. 28, 1863 Apr. 8, 1960 Memorial # 107825112
added: Apr 04, 2013
FIND-GRAVE rule is the first one stays. I do not know how you want to handle it since you have additional information on yours.
A. possibly have transferred to you and then add your info or
B delete yours after sending edits to her.
Thank you for your consideration.
Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford
San Diego, Ca.
|ColbyFarrington||RE: Francis James Rooney|
Thank you for the kind words! I've actually been a little absent lately. I need to get back to it...
|Albert Ledoux||RE: Rose Beatrice McCaa Hertzog|
I hope to get all the rest of the St. Pat's stones on Findagrave within the next two weeks. This coming Sunday we'll be dedicating the new cemetery entrance - to replace the old iron arch that blew down in an ice storm last November. I hope to get the Findagrave to replace the old pic with the new.
|Kenneth Joseph Raposa||Uncle Leo|
Thank you for updating his memorial. He is the Uncle of my Brother-in-law, but I always knew him as Uncle Leo. His sister, my-brother-law's mother passed away 10.01.2013. That was the last time I saw Uncle Leo. I will get his birth Month & Day and send it to you as an edit. Ken
|Kenneth Joseph Raposa||"Uncle Leo" Pelletier|
I added two photos and sent you some additional information as edits to Uncle Leo's memorial. I just heard the news from my sister a few minutes ago. His jolliness and laughter will be missed.
|TRICIA||RE: Alice Marie Dunmyer Brandt|
sorry meant to send to the other person, thanks
Added by TRICIA on Oct 10, 2014 12:22 PM
|Valerie Griffith||Elizabeth Kaylor Nagle|
Thanks again for transferring my great-great grandmother Elizabeth's memorial to me so quickly. I will start linking as many family members together as I can.
|Craig Berlin||William and Lydia Cribbs|
William and Lydia were my great-grandparents. My Grandma was Marie Cribbs(Berlin). I spent many fun times over at my Aunt Goldie's house (great aunt) just west across the street from the Lutheran Church. She married my Granddad and moved to Columbus Ohio in the mid 1920's, where they both resided until their death. Goldie lived to be 103.
|A Vickers||RE: Annie Cribbs transfer|
Annie would be my Great Grandfather Dale Cribbs great Aunt.
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