Celtic crosses at Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, NC

The importance of preserving our memories became quite clear when we decided to visit the Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, NC early in the evening.

I have always enjoyed old cemeteries. And Riverside is especially beautiful with its green rolling hills, old Spanish Oak trees and lovely monuments. I remember seeing so many interesting graves. There were Confederate generals, some WW1-POW’s, governors, congressmen, authors and even a body guard to President Lincoln!  I so enjoyed my time there learning so many stories about those who remain. was a highlight of this trip to the Deep South.

Do you know what Eddie remembers?

He remembers standing on the other side of the gate.  He was trying to convince the night watchman (who was trying to lock up the large metal gate and close the grounds for the night) that I really didn’t want to spend the night in a cemetery.

Granted, when I hollered at him that I was, “right behind you” I probably should have been. But seriously, Eddie knew that I could scale almost any fence, and this little moment in time should not be all he remembers from this beautiful cemetery!

 I decided right then to upgrade my camera and make Shutterfly (the online photo album company that I use) my new best friend.

I can’t count the times that we’ve reminisced about something we did or somewhere we visited and had very different memories or conflicting details.  It has become very important to me that we preserve all of our memories the best way we can.

(as a side note, photography has become a hobby that is so much fun, I’ve started selling some of my pictures with Adobe Stock!  You can see some of my published pieces and some of Eddie’s & my favorite shots HERE )  

In this category you will find lots of hints and advice on getting the best photos using a simple camera (you professional photographers are on your own!), as well as putting together great online albums.  You’ll also find ideas to preserve your memories through other creative ways to celebrate the places and things that you’ve been blessed to see and do!

Read HERE on how to make the most of your Compact Camera.
Read HERE to see some other ways to preserve your memories!



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