This is where it all started. The Burnham monument in Glen Oak Cemetery, Hillside IL. I had never seen a metal marker before. I came home, got on the net to research its manufacturer, Monumental Bronze Company, and the rest is history!
My grandpa died when I was less than a month old. Almost every weekend was spent at the cemetery. Is it any wonder that I have such a fascination with them? Then too, it seems to run in the family. I have old family photos with my great-grandma and my grandparents spending an afternoon at the cemetery!
After seeing my first zinc monument, I became fascinated with their varied shapes, sizes and durability. Rare in the Chicago area, I spent much of the summer of 2007 prowling cemeteries looking for them. The result is my book, WHITE BRONZE, available at www.lulu.com