Visiting Sharon Tate’s grave, Sunday, September 29th, 2013. It was a warm afternoon, quiet; it was a surprise to find it without any flowers or mementos I see around the likes of other famous graves, like Marilyn’s or Tyrone Powers.. No Sharon Tate, along with her unborn baby Paul,her sister Patricia, and her mother Gladys were together, quiet and by themselves, and I was glad to find them. The top left picture is me, after saying a few words of thanks and hellos, the right picture is me lightly touching the marker and feeling the warmth from the sun across her name, and the bottom one is a curious pic my camera must have taken without me knowing it, but clearly capturing her name..
With so much love and respect to the memory and legacy of the incredible Sharon Tate..You are so loved, and never ever forgotten.
“Tacloban, Leyte (CNN Philippines) — The residents of Tacloban — one of the hardest-hit cities of Typhoon Yolanda last November 2013 — have visited their departed loved ones at the Holy Cross Memorial Cemetery on All Saints’ Day (Sunday, November 1).
Most Yolanda survivors whose relatives are still missing are still emotional hoping one day the bodies of their friends or relatives will be found to at least give them closure.
The residents who went to the cemetery brought markers and writing materials with them because for now they would have to make do of picking random crosses and painting the names of their departed loved ones. Some decided to customize their crosses by putting an improvised gravestone.
This is also what they did during the All Saints’ Day last 2014, but they have to repeat the process as the local government installed new and sturdier crosses this year.
Three thousand crosses have been installed in the cemetery in memorial of those whose bodies have yet to be identified or retrieved.
The government said it can take about two years to properly identify all the buried bodies of the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, but so far until now, some of those who lost their relatives are still left guessing.
Officials said more people are expected to flock to the cemeteries before the day ends.”
(( *BOWS* PLEASE FORGIVE THE RUSTY RUSTY BISAYA, I HAD TO CONSULT MULTIPLE DICTIONARIES AND DISTURB MY VISAYAN FRIENDS TO HELP ME WITH THIS AHHHHHH ))
(( Last year, we weren’t able to make a tribute comic, although we’ve long planned to, and here it is, sitting in the WIP shelves for so long, and though we know it is a bit too early but….what’s important is that we all do remember to never let a super storm like Yolanda/Haiyan ever destroy completely or almost completely any provinces/cities ever again due to human error. If we can do something to prevent a disaster, let’s do it seriously and with heart, and not merely for compliance. Now it’s finally completed. ))
(( Even up to now, there are still a lot of missing people from the storm, and more graves with no visitors continued to be put up. ))
(( May they rest in peace and may God bless their souls. ))