How to Clean a Headstone
Headstones are constantly exposed to the elements, which can lead to a significant buildup of dirt and debris. Furthermore, a variety of elemental and natural factors can damage headstones, including rain, snow, and heat across the changing seasons, as well as animal droppings and new plant growth within the cemetery. For the loved ones of – READ MORE
Can Headstones Be Resurfaced?
Headstones serve as a lasting monument for our loved ones, so we can mark their existence with something tangible and have a special place to honor their memory. Unfortunately, headstones can become weathered over time. This applies regardless of what materials they are made out of. This is why one of the most common questions – READ MORE
Headstone Symbols and Their Meanings
If you have ever walked through a cemetery and noticed the variety of symbols carved into the headstones, you’ve probably wondered what those symbols mean. The meaning behind tombstone symbols is rich and interesting. It is essentially a history of humanity and its belief systems. Whether you have recently lost a loved one or are – READ MORE
Questions to ask before purchasing cemetery plots
Purchasing cemetery plots can be a difficult and intimidating process. When making uncomfortable decisions often questions we should ask go overlooked in order to complete the process as quickly as possible. There are not right or wrong answers to the questions below. Each cemetery is different and each has their own reasons for the rules – READ MORE
Things you didn’t know about Arlington National Cemetery
Originally Published by Readers Digest Written by Ashley Lewis 17 Things You Never Knew About Arlington National Cemetery This cemetery does more than honor those who have fought hard for our country’s freedom. It’s also steeped in a treasure trove of rich history. Nearly 30 funerals are conducted each day More than 400,000 active duty – READ MORE
Granite Quarries in North America
Materials used for monuments and memorials have varied over the past centuries. Materials like wood, sandstone, marble, and limestone have been replaced by longer lasting materials; granite and bronze. Granite is found throughout the world, a variety of colors exist but still maintain the same basic geological structure. The variety of colors exists because of – READ MORE
Why do we build monuments?
Why is the desire to build monuments so strong and lasting? What in us sparks the desire or need to build monuments? The easy answer comes from the word itself, Monument. The origin of the word comes from a Latin/ French word “Monere”, which means to remind.For thousands of years’ humans have had the desire – READ MORE
Buyer Beware- Online Monument Sellers
The photo above shows a monument that was not thought through and designed properly. The letters are illegible even from a few feet away. Once this stone was installed what could the family do to correct this? Did the manufacturer take responsibility for this, or is the family stuck with this? Online Monument Sellers – Buyer – READ MORE
Fear of Cemeteries
As children, most of us were introduced to cemeteries with sadness and mourning of the loss of a loved one, ghosts and zombies from a frightening movie, or mystery and the unknown of death itself. Each of these combinations are perceived as negative, scary, and repulsive. It’s very true there is no way to know what happens after – READ MORE
Remembering Memorial Day During the salted road winters here in the Great Lakes region, we look to Memorial Day as the kick off to vacation season; a final goodbye to the cold weather. Many of us excitedly anticipate Memorial Day as the start of summer fun: A 3-day weekend filled with Sunshine (hopefully), Flowers, Barbeques, – READ MORE
Ken Griffey Jr.
Over the past 4 months, Lou Cella at Timeless Creations along with Patten Monument, have been working on a statue project for the MLB team Seattle Mariners, a tribute to Ken Griffey Jr. Today all the efforts made by Patten Monument and Timeless Creations have come to fruition, the statueis being unveiled. Below is a step by – READ MORE
Beneath the City of Lights
Beneath the City of Lights lies 200 miles of 13th Century tunnels. Tunnels that once bustled with activity from miners extracting limestone blocks; blocks used to build the major European hub 60 feet above, Paris. These tunnels sat empty into the 1700’s, but toward the end of the century that would change. These same Tunnels today are one of – READ MORE