Even as a very young child, I loved walking around the cemeteries with my grandma, Bertha Tolbert (133873460) She would show me our family's graves, and tell a little story of each one, as we walked them. Now I take my camera.
I am not sitting at home with a book of obituaries, or cruising the funeral home and newspaper obituaries just to build up my numbers. (Where's the reward in that?) Other than my family, and friends, most of the memorials I create are from walking the cemeteries with my camera. I do it to pay tribute to, honor, and so someone can find their departed, and I can transfer them. I will always transfer memorials.
Please, Do not put death certificates, or other documents on the memorials that I have created. I prefer to honor their lives.
A sincere, heartfelt, thank you to all who visit my "loved ones" I appreciate it very much.
Among others, these are three scripture that I try to live by:
~ Ephesians 4:32 ~ "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
~ James 4:17 ~ "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth not, to him it is sin."
~ Matthew 25:40 ~ "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
Be kind one to another, for what we do to one another, we do to Jesus.