PLEASE READ - For those who make memorials the day someone shows up in the obituaries - This is NOT a game to be used as a means to see who can have the largest count!! You greatly upset families when you do that. I had this happen to me concerning my Grandparents. Please view this link and if you are this type of volunteer I hope you heed the opinion of many of us when we say this behavior is ghoulish!!!! Give it a rest. Thank you.
Ever since I was a young teen I walk through cemeteries. There is such a peace that I feel when gazing upon the memorials of the departed. Often times I would wonder if anybody still cared about those who have gone before. I liked to think so. After all, one day we all will be gone and will want to be remembered as well. As I have gotten older and I realize the days ahead may not be as many as the days behind, I love walking through cemeteries more than ever.
I like to imagine what life may have been like for those now buried. Many family lots seem to yell, "we had a story". I love to take photographs and try to learn of those who walked the earth a long time before me. Some of the prettiest cemeteries are in my own back yard here in Green Bay, Wisconsin and they are surrounded by history. I love walking to these local cemeteries because the walk takes me through some gorgeous neighborhoods with awesome houses. Many of those individuals who are buried in those cemeteries may very well have lived in one of those houses or walked the same streets. I like to imagine what it was like back when things were slower paced.
Because I am also a history buff these walks to and through local cemeteries tend to satisfy some of that passion for the past. I am delighted to start paying tribute to deceased family and friends. I feel it is an honor to fulfill photo requests and I will try to take and edit quality pictures that will bring honor to those loved ones or ancestors. I am not doing this for numbers or game I simply enjoy helping people memorialize those who have gone ahead.
**When asking for corrections or suggestions please provide specifics such as memorial numbers and understandable sentences of what you want. Many of us are not familiar with some of the short hand lingo used by some contributors. I want to honor all requests and do them correctly the first time however if the request is obscure I may have to ignore it. Thank You**