Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Alison Raymer and I am the co-owner and CEO of Emerson Monument Company is Springdale, Arkansas. When I first decided to create a blog about headstones I wondered if anyone would be interested in it. Actually, I doubted anyone would be interested. However, after visiting with numerous customers and fellow cemetery-goers, my initial assumption was proven wrong.
I am fascinated by life's many stories, hence the name of this blog. There is nothing more satisfying to me than to sit with a family and learn all about their loved one's dreams, accomplishments, and even their normalties. Often I find myself wishing I could have met the individual before he or she passed and am always honored to get to assist in creating his or her memorial. A true honor indeed.
That being said, it is my plan for this blog to focus on everything headstone related. Here I will be blogging about local cemeteries (both condemmed and fully functioning), historic monuments of interest, cultural differences in memorials, differences in stones used, etc., etc.
If you have a topic you would like to see discussed please drop me a comment and I would be glad to tackle it with you!
Thank you for reading!