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We Are The Chosen"|
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.
Author - Della M. Cumming -
Visit my Rainbow Bridge, I love all Gods creatures, and leave a flower if you can.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
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|John Rentz||Thank you|
Thank you for your loving, positive message. It is most uplifting.
Thank you so much for posting this information about my ggrandfather. My grandmother was very special to me - her name was Eddie C. Neese and she was born shortly after her father was killed. I have the telegram telling his favorite sister Lula Neese that he was gone. His death meant my grandmother - who was brilliant (she taught herself physics, chemistry, advanced mathematics) - grew up in so much poverty that she had to go to school in rags. Even though she was allowed to skip grades she didn't even graduate from high school. She had to go to work.
I completely agree that we must find our ancestors and put flesh to the bones. How beautifully said.
Take care, Crystal Jones
Added by Crystal on Mar 03, 2017 8:50 PM
|Rita & Lee Gordon||Ira Harold Livengood|
Thanks for the photo
|Sam Andrusko||Neimillers at Mt Zion Reformed, Somerset Co PA|
Have no idea if you live in the area of the cemetery, but if you do or at some point plan a trip to the area, can you determine if there is a Neimiller family plot? You have created a few entries for children without names of parents (e.g., Joe, Tom, Isaac, Rosella, and Samuel). Rosella was a child of Wilson and Viola Robertson Neimiller (per the 1920 census), and as the stones look the same, am wondering if the others are also children of Wilson and Viola (aka H.V.) Robertson Neimiller too. Are these stones in some sort of family plot/area where Wilson and Viola are buried?
Many thanks for any light you can shed on this.
Sam Andrusko (a Fl*g*l family researcher; his maternal grandmother was a Fleegle)
P.S. Link to cemetery: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=45569
|Peggy Bargen Duey||Find A Grave Change|
A friend told me about this chance a couple days after this was deployed. I have sent edits to you so I thought maybe you didn't know about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends. thanks!!! ~Peggy
New "Automated" system for "Suggest a Correction/Submit an Edit"
New System for Memorial Edits deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013
Go to your Contributor/Profile page.
Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you.
Then just review and accept.
Way easier for doing updates to names / dates / places / plot #s.
You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section or do linking.
|J. Edward Ross||Is there anyone home?|
You have many outstanding SAC requests that you have not acted on. If you are no longer able to properly maintain your memorial pages, please transfer them to me. I would be more than happy to maintain your memorial pages in an accurate and professional manner.
I have been trying to contact you. Are you still active in Find A Grave?
|Marilyn Sanner Keim||Conrad & Rebecca Baker|
Thanks for the transfer of my great grandparents -- it means the world to me.
Keep up the good work.
|KAREN LOVY||Claude E Queer|
Have you made it out there to get another photo Would apreciate another phot Thanks kAREN
|GeorgiaCA||Message from Snake|
I wonder who the other Wahl headstones belong to and if they have been documented? Have you ever found this area at Union Cemetery?
"I sent both pics. Christopher's is hard to read. I did find s bunch of other Wahl's near Maria & Christopher's stones."
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