Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Story Tellers
"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 their story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts; instead, it is 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 if it were in our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story, and so we do. In them we find ourselves." .....Unknown author
I love that quote, it couldn't be more perfect.
Cheers to all the dedicated family historians, genealogists, and geneabloggers out there and to all those in my own family; in particular, those of the Wallen ancestry of which I am a fourth generation family history preservationist; from great grandfather Oliver, his daughter Sula, his grandson Charlie, and now to me, the great granddaughter. We were chosen. We are The Story Tellers.