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Great write up. The explanation is within the last paragraph is perfectly written. I remember meeting Whitney and her entourage while she was on tour in 1991. I was working at a hotel at the time. Long story short it's a memory that will always stay with me. When I hear Whitney's voice, I remember her beautiful smile. You're right...you let people in your heart and they do become like your family. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa, as always on point. Very well said, as to why we grave. Really enjoyed the story. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa, you summed it up quite well! Whitney entered our lives and made us smile with her voice! Sad that the positive attention and accolades were not focused on her when she was alive.

RIP "angel of music"

Beautiful words as always. And spot on with explaining our depth of emotions toward ones we may have never even met and the loss and grief we feel... with some forever. With some even more so than when we lose our own family members.

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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