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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Remembering Jimi Hendrix...

We were at the cemetery with the family on Friday. We all got to say a final goodbye..for now, to my sister in law Karen, as the new gravestone was laid for her.

It was really a good thing, and actually we were all upbeat, as we all believe we will see her again in heaven because she loved the Lord.

So that being said, on too my post....

Someone else is at this particular cemetery, and gets a lot of traffic to his memorial.

Jimi Hendrix... yes, he used to be a "stones throw" as they say, from where Karen and her parents, my in laws, are.

The Hendrix family moved him down a ways, and put up a memorial with room for his family members. In fact some are already there.

We had to mosey on over and get some shots, as I thought someone out there may be interested in this information.

The original stone from his first grave, has been built into the memorial

Do you realize he would be 67? While we were there, some people were coming in to look at it... and calling someone on their cell saying "guess where I am?!" ...

For all of us locals on Seattle's eastside, well, we have known Jimi was here since the beginning. After all he was really from south Seattle, not far from Renton where he is now.

The man who runs the Cemetery said he came in from lunch recently, and a huge coach was in the parking lot...Motley Crue was stopping by to see Jimi...

I think that this Cemetery has a great marketing person... because if you turn around after looking at Jimi's memorial this is what you see...


  1. Sure has come around since the days when it was cool to go have a drink or something at his grave. Hendrix was a very talented musician!

  2. Such talent gone too soon. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That memorial is impressive! Just like him. :-)

  4. You live close enough to all these wonderful'll never run out of fodder to blog about my girl!

  5. What a blast from the past! I had no idea that was where Hendrix was buried. Too funny about space available ;)

  6. While I was a bit too young to enjoy his "Older sisters" Dusty Devoe and Cowgirljlynn will surely remember him!!!
    So glad your family rejoiced in Karen's life!

  7. Good to hear that placing the head stone was more of a positive experience for you and your family. Thanx for the pics of the Hendrix memorial.
    All along the watchtower......

  8. thanks for sharing! I checked some of your posts and i will sure come back for more...

    and thanks, too for coming by my blog...

  9. brilliant advertising idea. So people can brag they will spend eternity with Jimmy Hendrix.

  10. Hey..this is really interesting! "Move over rover and let Jimi take over" ha..came to mind- then I just found that song was inspired the mother of his bass player..her house and shepherd who liked to sit by the fireplace- Great post..I've never seen this.

  11. It was so nice to hear that you were all able to say goodbye to Karen with positive energy...
    I grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix's music, and remember when he died. Often my friends and I wonder what he would be doing now if he had much talent died so young...


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