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Roadside memorial is a reminder

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Issue 24, Volume 17.

A roadside memorial is not only a memory, but a reminder of how short and precious life can be. It also reminds people to drive safe, because there is a chance a driver and/or their passengers won’t make it to their destination. It is also a reminder that the road itself may be dangerous.

People have been placing memorials where a loved one had spent their final moments here on earth for centuries. The Advertisement
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memorials put family members and friends at ease, giving them a sense of peace and closure. For some of those who passed on and do not have an exact final resting place, it is like a cemetery spot that can be visited.

This is in loving memory of Kelley Anne Fritz, May 4, 1998 to Sept. 25, 2010.

Jillian Fritz

Editor’s Note: Kelley Anne Fritz, age 12, perished in an accident near the Bonsall Bridge.



Comment Profile ImageJillian fritz
Comment #1 | Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm
Caltrans says the memorials are distracting. But they are not they are a reminder. There are many other things that are more "distracting". I could think of political signs for voting, yard sale signs, signs advertising fresh produce... Not to mention caltrans has the option for one to purchase a memorial sign, if certain requirements are met and pay a fee of $1,000. And would say drive safely in memory of Jane doe. It would be 36" by 30". When someone's driving and sees a cross you glance, but to actual take time to READ a memorial? Why make people pay a ridiculous amount of money for a memorial after they've already payed a lot for the funeral? Just a thought
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Comment #2 | Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 2:08 am
Mrs. Fritz- I am sorry for your tremendous loss. It always adds insult to injury when funeral arrangements and memorials cost a fortune. My aunt, uncle, and cousin were killed by a drunk driver in 1991. Their final expenses were well over $40,000.00. But the price and pain of losing someone you love is immeasurable. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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