Amanda Lynn Johnson-Chavez
7/24/1989 - 10/12/2012
Colorado US Hwy 50 WB near MM 40 in Whitewater
Brandon A Mills
11/12/1993 - 6/13/2012
27 1/4 Road at the NW corner of the airport perimeter fencing
I’ve been mulling over the idea of developing a book that is filled with pictures of roadside memorials, and the story behind each one. It’s been in the back of my mind for years now. So, here’s the first pic I took. I saw it today while walking with my daughter. Book to come!!
1414 Kramer Lane. Austin, TX
Paige Meredith Birgfeld
4/27/1973 – 6/28/2007
Colorado US Hwy 50 at the Wells Gulch parking area, one mile down the Wells Gulch trail
Anthony D Kondrat
2/13/66 - 4/11/99
Colorado US Hwy 50 at the Wells Gulch parking area
Sept. 27, 1986 – Sept. 11, 2012
Colorado US Hwy 50 EB near MM 55
Daniel 'Milo' Shagena
1/13/1955 - 1/29/2017
On the South side of the Elks lodge, 4th and Ute, Grand Junction, Colorado.
Removed about a week after the photo.
Driving on the Crosstown, passing by the scene of a deadly bicycle and car crash from a couple of weeks ago and noticed a memorial of flowers, a beer and paint brush. Didn’t cover the original scene. But, reporter Angela Brown and I did a follow up story with an officer with Charleston Police Department’s traffic enforcement team. The car’s driver is accused of being drunk. The victim was 59 year old Thomas Garrett. Wondered if Garrett was a painter. #tvnewslife#photoglife#tvnewsphotojournalist#memorial#roadsidememorial#charleston
MJ’s "With A Child's Heart" has been playing in my head since I crossed paths with this 2 year old commemoration of a 17 yr old Dallas area athlete killed by a hit & run driver on October 28, 2016. I was enroute to my allergist 20 miles out of town. This spot is a mile from my destination. It’s hard for me to define the pull to investigate the scene of living flowers & fall decor and flattened cross and cherubs and teddies and angels standing watch in a field of dying grass. Why did I remember to go back after my appointment? Why didn’t I just keep going straight away to home? #iAM someone who believes I must pay attention to everything I’m attracted to. It’s inconvenient & embarrassing sometimes, but I got it right today. With a child’s heart. I don’t know how else I would have discovered the boy whose life memory marks this spot. But I needed to know. I don’t yet know why. I called the police department to ask if the hit & run driver ever came forward. After holding for minutes.. “We don’t know anything about that.” I didn’t expect that response. That child IS eternity now. No matter what’s happening in the town of #sunnyvaletx or maybe #mesquitetx , or within this young mans family.. I’m feeling strongly there’s an unexpected avenue finding somethings out. Will I do it? If Spirit tells me to. #jackierockswellness 🧘🏽♀️ #writersofinstagram#roadsidememorial#cherub#angela#childreninheaven#17yearsold#withachildsheart#loa#thesecret#spiritualmatters#spirit#wellness#spiritualwriter#intuitive#empath#claircognizance
TRAVELLERS ASKED TO CARE FOR LIVING MEMORIAL 💧✝️🌷 I passed little Lisa Munro's roadside memorial just a couple of hours after her dad had planted a desert rose at the site. She was 6 when she died in a car accident there. There's a drum of water nestled in a nearby tree with a hose that drip feeds the plant. Passers-by are invited to top-up the drum.
Lisa's cross is one of four within a 10km stretch near the Willare Bridge Roadhouse in the Kimberley, about 150km north of Broome. It can be a lonely stretch of road which only compounded the tragedy in 2003. Help after the accident was a long time coming. Lisa died two hours after the single vehicle accident, before medical help arrived.😥 Every cross, every grave and every cemetery have stories to tell. It's up to us to listen.