Sadly, Denis Svoboda and Anneabe has passed away. Please consider visiting their Find a Grave memorial page and leaving some virtual flowers. Their enthusiasm for cemeteries and willingness to help future generations lives on through their contributions to Find a Grave.
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 you¹re there. They miss the attention.