ACROSS AMERICA, IN MEMORIAM OF THOSE KILLED ON OUR HIGHWAYS (working title).  I am currently working on a couple of coffee table books and need your help!    Have you ever lost a friend or loved one to a traffic accident?  Was the sight of the accident memorialized by a cross, stuffed animals, signs, or other mementos for the deceased?  If so, please send me a favorite picture of your loved one along with a picture of the newly memorialized site and a paragraph describing the life of the person who was killed.  The goal of this book is to provide a permanent reminder of the lost loved one in happier times as well as a photo of the memorial site prior to becoming weather tarnished.

It bothers me to drive the highways of America only to see the weather damaged memorial sites for people who were obviously well-loved.  A beautiful book full of color photos, happier times of the lost loved on, along with a picture of the freshly created memorial site before weather takes a toll, will help the healing process for everyone affected.

Here’s an example of how the page will look…(not to scale)


Joseph W. Kaola

12 July 1930 – 15 March 2030

Joseph, known to his family as Papa Joe, lived a long and full life.  He joined the military right after high school and provided twenty selfless years to the United States Army.  Papa Joe met and fell madly in love with Mobley Roo, or Mama Moe, in 1950 and they were married in 1952. The 50’s were a busy decade for the Kaola’s as they expanded their family by 3 children and 2 dogs.   Papa Joe went on to win the lottery at the ripe old age of 88 years old, which is when he decided to tour the United States in a recreational vehicle…a dream he’d had since childhood.  Mama Moe accompanied Papa Joe to every major league baseball stadium in America.  The most notable action of these times were the recorded 855 hotdogs consumed by Papa Joe.  A feat few can claim…

You get the gist of my meaning by now, I’m sure.  I make light of the materials provided in the example only to show the slant of my intentions. This book should make people smile when they remember their loved one, or read about those they never had the opportunity to meet, but maybe wish they had.  Feel free to send the info or send me your questions Thank you!!


These photos and information will not be returned and in no way is this request made in an effort to obtain any documents that are not allowed for publication.  If you submit the information, you are essentially approving their use in a publication without any compensation.  A certain amount of proceeds will be given to a charitable entity, but that is to be determined solely by the author.  This coffee table book is the idea of the author and the author only.  Not to be duplicated in any manner.



8 responses

    1. thank you! I wish it would come to fruition already! I’m not a patient person 🙂

      1. You and me both. But hang in there. Time marches on at the same pace. The key to getting through it is to stay busy, busy, busy. Before you know it, you day to shine will have arrived!!

        1. Thanks so much for your words of wisdom and encouragement. That’s exactly what I needed tonight. You rock!!!

  1. Patience is not a trait I can claim, but you have good ideas. Stick it out, you’ll be fine.

    1. Thanks! I really feel the need to make this one work…somehow…some way…someday! Appreciate your support!!

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    1. Thank you so very much, I’m honored!!! If you get a moment, please also check out my award blog entitled “Not just any award, but an Expert! award”. 🙂

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