About Final Resting

We are the World's First Soulcial Network.

"My parents' final resting place is over 1500 miles away from where I live, and it's been a while since I've been able to visit them. My kids were a bit apprehensive about going to a cemetery. My daughter said the thought of it 'creeped' her out. But I wanted to make sure my kids remembered their grandparents. I wanted them to know about their lives.

Most cemeteries require loved ones to maintain headstones, and with many cemeteries cutting costs, I often worried about how my parents' final resting place was being cared for. Are the weeds being pulled? Has their headstone tipped over? Are the flowers I send being placed by their headstone and collected when they wilt?

Luckily for me, my sisters live close to the cemetery and have become the caretakers of my parents' final resting place. A while back, they began sending me pictures of the headstone every time they 'dressed' it up for a holiday, birthday, anniversary, or whenever flowers or gifts of remembrance were left by family or friends.

Looking at the photos made me smile and gave me peace of mind knowing that my parents were being taken care of. I shared the photos with my daughter, and we talked about life, death, and the lives of her grandparents. It was both wonderful and very therapeutic for me to share my memories and spend time with her talking about my parents.

She had many questions, and being in the comfort of our home, looking at their headstone photos didn't 'creep' her out. In fact, we both laughed quite a bit seeing the cupcakes, cigarettes, deck of cards, and six-pack of beer left for my dad by his friends.

This is one of the main reasons I created FinalResting.com—to create a place where family and friends can always visit and share the memories of their loved ones, friends, heroes, or pets, regardless of where their final resting place is."


Todd Meagher