A Grave Episode: Candy and Ashley Visit the Cemetery


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.

#Spooktober #October #Bonadventure #CaveHill 

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.

Candy’s Sources:











D.W. Griffith historical marker






Ashley’s Sources:

Bonaventure History:

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

Johnny Mercer:

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 Novel:


The Bird Girl:

Jack Leigh:

The Film:

Conrad Aiken:


Published by ashley raymer-brown

Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Her first film, “No Lost Cause” is currently internationally distributed and was recently featured on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Her memoir recalling her experience creating a film on a micro budget, “The Why Not Philosophy or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God and Defeat the Raptors,” was released February 2015 and is available on Amazon.com. Her second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls” was released on Amazon.com and Vimeo.com in the summer of 2016. Ashley is also a long-time lover of all things theatre and in the spring of 2014, she helped found and became the Vice-President of the theatre company, “The Theatre Downstream.” Their first large scale summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast” was awarded Best Musical (Local), Best Actor in a Musical (Local), Best Actress in a Musical (Local), and Best Set Design by the BroadwayWorld Louisville awards in 2016, and their 2017 production of "Annie" sold over 2,100 tickets, a company record-breaking number! No matter what the project, Ashley is happiest when she is able to bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the technology of the modern world and the opportunity to share her thoughts, aspirations, and misadventures. Her lofty dreams are to create things that people remember and to one day own an alpaca. Above all, she loves God, her family, her friends, her cats, and brownies. External websites: “No Lost Cause”- NoLostCausedvd.com The Theatre Downstream- TheTheatreDownstream.com “The Why Not Philosophy”- http://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Philosophy-Learned-Raptors/dp/1508557004/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455555613&sr=8-1&keywords=ashley+raymer-brown

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