If you have suggestions for me or disagree with my actions, kindly be civilized enough to contact me privately at my provided email, rather than attempt to shame or berate people publicly. To do so doesn't show respect. I make all efforts to do the same, except when people refuse to have a point of contact. Thanks in advance.
** I have taken over guardianship of all of the memorials that my son added in 2012. He is involved with his career (He's a chef) and doesn't have time for FAGrave at present.
I am cemetery historian and history buff who was a docent at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta for many years. I love photography in general, but mostly cemetery photography and symbolism. I am also the family genealogist and am currently trying to add memorials to my family, as well as helping friends do the same.
This all started when my grandfather, William Walner, would take me to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia, while he tended my Nana's grave. My PopPop was terribly overprotective, especially of his only grandchild and the only place I could wander freely was the cemetery. It became a form of therapy to walk in a quiet place, read stones, look at photos, admire flowers and learn about history. I think of cemeteries as outdoor museums. To this day, I have no problem pulling off the road to look at an interesting cemetery, no matter where we are traveling.
I am working slowly on adding as many graves as I can from Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta, as well as family graves in Norfolk, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I will soon start to add more memorials to South View and Lincoln cemeteries in Atlanta as well.
However, I am in no way limited in my cemetery interests- have camera, will travel!
I am proud to be associated with Find-A-Grave. It gives me great peace and joy to know that we are helping people be remembered and bringing connections and history alive for so many others. I know that my own family has entered into lots of wonderful conversations because of Find-A-Grave. We swap stories, look at photographs, and foster a real sense of closeness. Bless Find-A-Grave for making that possible!
IF YOU HAVE CHANGES/ADDITIONS to any of the memorials I have posted, please contact me via my email. I don't always see what is posted below and I don't wish to frustrate anyone, myself included. Thanks! I regret that I can not currently be a photo volunteer, but hope to be able to in the near future.
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