I've always been that "weird girl" who would rather spend time in the graveyard than be on the playground. Every city I go to, I find myself drawn to these places. Two of my favorite resting places are Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham, Washington And St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans, Louisiana. I feel so blessed to live in the Rancho Palos Verdes/San Pedro area and am honored to be able to photograph memorials for people around the country. Green Hills Memorial Park is dear to my heart as I have many relatives there. My Grandma's resting place is right next to Babyland on the Crescent Lawn and I like to think about her watching over the "little lambs" there. Babyland and the Cloisters are my favorite places to photograph. I love reading your comments and would be honored if you would add me as a Find A Grave friend. If I have had the pleasure of photographing your loved one's final resting place and/or memorial stone for you, please regard the photos as a gift to use in whatever capacity you see fitting.
With Devotion ~ Venus
"The way we regard death is critical to the way we experience life. When your fear of death changes, the way you live your life changes." ♥ Ram Dass
Freeda Allred @ Green Hills Hello. I was at Green Hills today and this Allred caught my eye because I've known Allreds at my Church and I thought there might be a connection. When I added the photo to her memorial, I noticed your photo of an unmarked grave. The online database has the wrong location. She is in Memory Lawn, but I found this marker in the 400's area, a couple of rows below lot 445 where I was fulfilling a photo request. It never hurts to confirm at the office whether or not there is a marker because that way, if they tell you there is supposed to be one, you can also confirm the location. I've had that happen on more than one occasion. Did you take that photo to fulfill a photo request? If so, you may want to go back and tell the requester that there actually is a marker (that is, if you kept track of who it was!). Perhaps it was someone who left virtual flowers?
Best Regards from one "weird girl" to another, Bonnie
Thank you so much for posting the tombstone/urn photos of the ashes of my cousin Aileen (nee Talmage) Sears for my family and me! Most unusual...I've never seen anything like this before!
Helping others to locate their deceased loved ones is not only a selfless act of kindness on your part, it is a cherished and priceless gift that you give to us. May God bless you and yours in all your endeavors!
With heartfelt thanks and gratitude, Kati McSweeney