|Denis Svoboda and Anneabe (#726)|
| || member for 13 years, 1 month, 10 days|
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My fondness of cemeteries stretches way back to my childhood. I have always enjoyed walking along rows of headstones and reading the names, dates, and sentiments inscribed on them. Wondering how the person I am standing over died at the tender age of 20. Wondering what it must have been like for this person to live to the age of 104. It affords me a peace I cannot find elsewhere. Cemeteries are quiet, serene places where I can think and reflect. Then one day, I walked into none other than Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy fame. Afterwards, I began wondering if more celebrities were buried nearby. And so it began. It is an interesting way to kill time.
I enjoy the work of classic Hollywood movie and television stars that have passed on. Seeking out and photographing their memorial markers is one way of keeping their memories alive. Find A Grave is a great web site as I can share my photos with all of you.
Cemeteries are peaceful places to get away from the real world, and all the history in them alone is worth a look. Some of the sculptures and crypts are remarkable. To anyone out there, try it, you might like it. Also, say hello to your relatives while youčre there. They miss the attention.