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Cool book with the photos! And you did pretty darn good!

Thanks Lisa. That is very interesting information. You did a great job filming and narrating. You have a lovely voice for narrating-strong and clear. I look forward to future video blogs. It brings the gravesite to "life". You really should consider writing a book. I read your last blog about your Mom, MJ, etc and you are a talented writer. I really enjoy reading your blog posts. I am so happy to hear that your Mom is doing better. Cherish her. My Mom passed away last year and I would give anything to have her back here with me.

Thank you, Missy and I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. *hugs* I'm working on some publishing projects related to cemeteries and cemetery history right now, stay tuned for more information on that in the future. :)

Thanks for the *hugs* Lisa. I miss my Mom even more as time passes. Losing her left a hole in my heart that will never heal.

I have loved old cemeteries and looking at gravestones since I was a child when my parents would take us to the haunted old St. James Sag Cemetery in Lemont, Il where some of our ancestors are buried. It dates back to 1833 and we would spend hours there enjoying the peace, beauty and serenity as well as the interesting old gravestones. We also have relatives buried in an old Civil War Veterans cemetery that we visited often. That began my lifelong interest in appreciating cemeteries and gravestones and the stories behind them and why I love your website and blog. Please know all your great effort is enjoyed and appreciated by many.

I am so happy to hear about your upcoming publishing projects. I'll be first in line to purchase a book by you!

Happy hunting! Missy ;)

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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