|Louis M. (#46599444)|
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Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.|
In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.
Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.
Happy Graving ~
I miss Chris and Martha with all my heart.
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Thank you for taking the picture of my friend Sherrys headstone with her mother. If my husband has his way we will never be in southern california again. thanks again. Sandra Munyon
Hey Louis, Hope this finds you well.....Looking forward to seeing you again soon. I submitted photos to your memorial for him. See his wife if not approved yet. James
|lollijurt||RE: Leonard and Lucy Dominguez at Rose Hills|
Hi and many thanks for the heads up on the location and distance for Leonard & Lucy. No problem. I can see that it happens at times, so no surprise at all. Thanks again. I appreciate ya'.
|Raul Rekow Jr||RE: Raul Rekow|
Please don't apologize at all my friend! We, the Rekow family, are very thankful that someone would even take the time you did to create the page for him. Please accept our gratitude! am curious about where you got the information from? Perhaps I can help correct their information as well.
Thank you again,
|Raul Rekow Jr||Raul Rekow|
Thank you for adding the information on my father, Raul Rekow. However some of the information is incorrect. If you don't mind, I sent in a request to edit his birthdate (6/10/1954) and the date of his passing (11/1/2015). Unfortunately, due to the high profile of this website and its records being used on other websites, it has caused some confusion amongst the community of my father's fans. Thank you again and have a wonderful day!
Raul Rekow Jr.
Hey Mr. T. (Taphophile),
I so enjoyed spending time with all of you. So much more fun than I imagined. I look forward to keeping in touch and many future outings. Best regards from WeHo! James
|Kathleen Warner Austin||Thank You!|
Thank you for the photo of Della Willson's grave stone. She was a very special person to me and being able to see her grave means more than I can say. Thank you so much for your generous gift of time and effort.
|J||Donald Pennigton - Photo|
Thank you for this photo. J
Added by J on Jul 21, 2016 7:26 AM
Taphophilia? Huh, I never knew! (Must admit I do like the sound of it.) Luv that you founded a group to acknowledge your passion. I too would plan bike rides to cemeteries 2 & 4 miles from home with my friends, long before we were old enough to drive. We loved gazing at the various markers & memorials, especially the ones with the ceramic black & white photos. We'd image what their life was like and usually took turns fabricating their family histories, then we'd usually say a tiny prayer for their soul before we moved on to the next attraction. After all, we were kids and didn't want to leave anyone angry, or attract a hitch-hiking souls on our bike ride home (silly children). To this day, when I travel or journey on vacations, I visit cemeteries. The ones in the U.K. are my favorites, especially Kilmartin, Scotland! Can you send me info about your Traveling Taphophilia group? Im in Michigan.
Thanks in Advance!
Added by Madre on Jul 17, 2016 12:44 PM
|S Zehr T||Florence Warfield|
Thank you for the photo of Florence Elizabeth Warfield's memorial plaque in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA. My Mother has been looking for her resting place for many years. She was my Great Grandmother through her first husband, James Francis Marion Childers. Great Grandpa was shot in the back in Faulkner Oklahoma after slandering another man's wife. She then met Mr. Warfield and married him. Just thought you might be interested in that little bit of family history.
Added by S Zehr T on Jul 02, 2016 6:37 PM
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