While visiting a graveyard might seem reminiscent of a scene from a scary movie, cemetery tourism is actually a booming industry. Whether it’s to honor loved ones, learn about history, reflect in a picturesque, peaceful environment, or, yes, enjoy the tingling unease that can result from a nighttime graveyard visit, people are drawn to cemeteries.
In this final Spooktober episode, you will experience a ‘Scandal Water’ first… a cemetery field trip! But no fear warning is necessary; the focus is to explore the lives of some interesting people who went before us.
Using an interview-style format, Candy and Ashley share their respective gravesite visits with each other, honoring a handful of notable figures from the entertainment world, including Muhammad Ali, Johnny Mercer, and Rose Monroe, better known as Rosie the Riveter.
Listen to the podcast episode AND/OR go to the Scandal Water Podcast youtube channel where you can not only watch the interview but also see the visuals and gravesite pictures that help tell the story of these intriguing individuals.
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Show Notes for Episode 59!
Mercer-Williams House photo courtesy of Ashley Raymer-Brown July 2022.
All photos at Bonaventure Cemetery courtesy of Ashley Raymer-Brown or Brian D. Barker Sept 2022.
D.W. Griffith historical marker
Edythe Chapman Neill & James Neill:
Beyond the Rocks – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-4A9n9Dv7I
The Ten Commandments – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETfELVykQp8
Family Tree: https://www.geni.com/people/George-Mercer-Jr/6000000003646459145
Brief Biography: https://georgiahistory.com/education-outreach/online-exhibits/featured-historical-figures/johnny-mercer/brief-biography/#:~:text=Johnny%20Herndon%20Mercer%20(1909%2D1976,many%20of%20them%20as%20well.
Extensive Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Mercer
Mercer House: https://mercerhouse.com/about
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
The Mercer-Williams House:
The Bird Girl: