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Lisa thank you so much for this update. It needed to be cleared up for the fans who are travelling to FL in June.

Thanks for being so selfless as to bring fan gifts from all over the world...very thoughtful of you and the MJFOSC!

thank you!

Thank you so much for this update.

It disappoints me that we can no longer get close to the Holly Terrace doors. Did the fans abuse this privlidge and ruin it for everyone else wanting to visit? I will be visiting from Canada this July and this was the hilight of my trip, to be able to get close to MJ. Can I at least still bring flowers?

Lisa...thank you so much for all the time you put into this, it is done with respect and love and it shows. So glad your gravehunting led you to Michael and us (his fans)...LOVE to you.

Thank you Lisa for the update. I'm not able to travel to LA in June, but it's good to know that those who are, should be able to visit FL without issue. We love you more Michael. <3 It's all for L.O.V.E.

I think Fl needs to start with their own employees for breach of security. The last time I checked not one fan has keys to that door. All fans should not have to pay for what one has done. Ban the person who took the picture, fire the employee and then it will be business as usual!

Kelley, the fan gained access when the door was opened by legit visitors. Security personnel did not let them in, despite rumors circulating per eyewitnesses I spoke with. If you have information to the contrary that I can follow up on and verify, please email me with it. Thanks! Lisa

I recently visited Forest Lawn Glendale to visit Michael, and I have to say to other MJ fans that my visit was intended to put closure to my grief I have felt since we lost MJ, not to go there just to say that I had been there.
I am being totally honest when I say, that the visit to Forest Lawn made me feel as if I should have not been there at all, I can't really explain why I felt like this, but it just did not feel right, I now feel that Michael just wants to be left alone in peace, I personally think fans should not be permitted to go near the great mausoleum, when you look through the glass door, you can't hardly see anything at all because it is in such darkness. We all have wonderful memories of Michael, and we should all carry those memories in our heart.

At least we haven't been banished completely & can still leave gifts,cards,flowers etc. Thanks for the update Lisa =)

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By Lisa Burks

  • Exploring History From The Ground Up!

    I enjoy spending time exploring cemeteries, reading and photographing headstones of celebrities and civilians alike, and learning about the lives and deaths of these so-called "permanent residents" of the graveyards and mausoleums. This blog chronicles those experiences.


    I am a proud member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits!

    May 2, 2009

    In addition to this blog, some of my older material is archived at Buried Treasures at LisaBurks.com

    One of the cemeteries I'm most interested in these days is Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. I wrote about its legal problems for the LA Daily News' community hub, ValleyNews.com from August 2006 to December 2008, when Valley News ceased operations. In response to reader requests to have one central source of information, I created and continue to maintain Grand View Memorial Park (dot) Info.

    "We've gotten a front-row seat to all the twists and turns taking place at the beleaguered cemetery, Grand View Memorial Park, from an intrepid citizen journalist named Lisa Burks." ~ Jason Kandel, ValleyNews.com Editor, 12/28/2006