Glenda Nash

Boise, ID

#22 Mar 7, 2011
book worm wrote:
I want to write a book on the crosses we see each day, going to work or shoping. I need the names, places and the story of the people the cross or marker represents along with a picture of the marker. This is my way of giving honor to them and the life they lead. We leave a marker to show people that someone passed away, someone that was loved, now we need to leave their storys. I am hoping to work with the Kentucky Dept. of Safety to publish this book.
please let me know if you want to be a part of this project and I will give you a address to send the information and picture. Lets all remember them.
thanks,
Yes I would like to be a part of this , I lost my Daughter Nov. 28th, 2010 and we are taking a cross out where her accident was. my email is gnash422@yahoo.com she lived in Oregon and was killed in Oregon. she was 36 yrs old with 4 little children & a single mom. She is so very much missed . please get back to me . Thank you Glenda Nash gnash422@yahoo.com
Brandyn Murray

Spirit Lake, IA

#23 Mar 8, 2011
Crosses on the side of the road are NOT a distraction. If you get side tracked by a cross then maybe you shouldn't be driving if you're that ADD. I agree that they are reminders to be careful because accidents happen all the time. It's important to remember the loved ones we have lost and to respect how they lost their lives.
taunya

Houston, TX

#24 Mar 16, 2011
Hey guy my name is taunya I live in texas. U have no room to speak about the crosses put on the road or hwy's if u haven't been in my shoes. Those crosses mean something. Like I lost my 8 year old boy due to a stupid no caring girl who wanted to drink and do perscription drugs,which she did not have a perscripition for. If we didn't have so many people like drunk drivers and drugs we wouldn't have so many crosses out there. Those people didn't think twice about getting behind the wheel and taking away lives. My 8 year old boy, christopher will never be forgotten he was loved and still is to this day. My family and I go to his cross all the time where he was killed. How would u feel if u lost ur mother, wife, father or ur Child. Im sure u would change ur mind about the crosses on the road ways.if ur child was with u or ur wife or family member and got in an accident and ur child died there, promise u, u would place a cross there to remember that day and to let others know what happen. U know I thought my kids would bury me and their dad,but I was wrong.life is to short.u better appreciate the time u have with ur kids and family cause it can be taken from u in a blink of an eye. Think again before u respond. Taunya
peggy

Dallas, TX

#25 May 24, 2011
Sundance Kid wrote:
I certainly don't gawk at them, but I do notice them. I don't see how they are a distraction.
on a road to work there is a tree with huge crosses, pictures, and plastic flowers and bricked with white gravel filling in the area around the tree. TWO TIMES i have been ran off the road by people coming straight for me as they vere out of their lanes looking at this nonsense. my brother died in room 420 at methodist hospital dallas. they would think i was crazy if i insisted on hanging teddy bears and crosses and fake plastic flowers. if you want something permanent to remember them by, throw some wild flowers. we live in texas. how about some blue bonnets. i think they are idiots! and i am going to start riping it off the poles and trees myself if the city of dallas does not tend to it.
peggy

Dallas, TX

#26 May 24, 2011
taunya wrote:
Hey guy my name is taunya I live in texas. U have no room to speak about the crosses put on the road or hwy's if u haven't been in my shoes. Those crosses mean something. Like I lost my 8 year old boy due to a stupid no caring girl who wanted to drink and do perscription drugs,which she did not have a perscripition for. If we didn't have so many people like drunk drivers and drugs we wouldn't have so many crosses out there. Those people didn't think twice about getting behind the wheel and taking away lives. My 8 year old boy, christopher will never be forgotten he was loved and still is to this day. My family and I go to his cross all the time where he was killed. How would u feel if u lost ur mother, wife, father or ur Child. Im sure u would change ur mind about the crosses on the road ways.if ur child was with u or ur wife or family member and got in an accident and ur child died there, promise u, u would place a cross there to remember that day and to let others know what happen. U know I thought my kids would bury me and their dad,but I was wrong.life is to short.u better appreciate the time u have with ur kids and family cause it can be taken from u in a blink of an eye. Think again before u respond. Taunya
sorry about your loss. every thing of remembering them alive though? why dwell on where they died? go to the cemetary. if you believe their body is still on this earth, then go where you laid them to rest. the rest of us do not want to see it, nor do we care. we've all lost love ones.
mkyshdw

Arlington Heights, IL

#27 Jul 7, 2011
sweetpea wrote:
To all those who want to complain about this issue, I pray that you never have to endure the loss of a loved one in a car accident. The crosses are a way for these families to grieve the loss of their loved ones. Let them have their closure and grieve in their own ways.
Having just gone thru this type of situation I agree wholeheartedly!
john martin

Fontana, CA

#28 Jul 20, 2011
My brothers cross is on the side of the road on 91 nort it is a remembrance of him not a distraction . I agree with the comment about cell phones radios and billboards being a distraction
Lisa22

Hollywood, FL

#29 Jan 30, 2012
I had the same idea and was wondering if you ever did this.
Harley Guy

Washington, DC

#30 Feb 3, 2012
I would like to whoop ky hillbillys smarta$$!!
Harley Guy

Washington, DC

#31 Feb 3, 2012
Plus if it takes all his skills to drive 60 get the hell of the road dumba$$!!!
The cowstabber

United States

#32 Feb 4, 2012
The crosses are no more a distraction than talking on a cell phone or attempting to text while driving. If you are that easly distracted then you have no business being on the road.
Broken

United States

#33 Mar 22, 2012
kykid wrote:
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We have and we grieve in the safety of the cemetary. Not on the side of a busy road.
On 1/22/12 my baby brother got hit by a train in Sunnyvale, CA. He was 28 & it was a week before his birthday. My family & I put a cross where it happened. We never thought about something like that happening to our family...it's something you see on tv. We were a very close family who had been through hell and back our whole lives. We didn't have the money to get space at a cemetery. We barley got enough for the cremation. We all felt guilty one way or another for not being there to stop it..to save him. So to all who talk shit about people who put up a cross to mourn a loved one go fuck your selves.
Broken

Dallas, TX

#34 Mar 22, 2012
Im sorry for my wording in my previous post, I'm angry and hurt by some of what I read. Today our cross was taken down and my family was told we need to move on and not to put any more things up. Personally I think the train station were just thinking about bad publicity. Tomorrow I'm putting another one up and every time they take it down I'll put another. I lost my best friend...I miss him so much I'm broken and as a single mom it's been bad..
missing him

Spirit Lake, IA

#35 Mar 23, 2012
My father has a cross on the side of the road. It happened in Dec. 07 in Marion, ky on Co. Road 2132
Jdh10389

United States

#36 May 28, 2012
Not everyone can go to a cemetery either a close friend was recently involved in a head on collision and died. She was 21 and her parents had her cremated and she will not have a grave anywhere near where she lived. She will be greatly missed and loved by many people so the cross we placed will be our place remember her.
Thoughtful

New York, NY

#38 Aug 22, 2012
I don't see the crosses as a distraction and when I see them on the side of the road the only thing it makes me is more cautious and realize how easily that could be me or someone that I love..
theresa stewart

Broken Arrow, OK

#39 Sep 7, 2012
I would like to read that book. send me an email at jflministries@cox.net
Pam Masters wrote:
I actually have a friend who wrote/published a photo journal book of these road side monuments and the story that goes along with her journey to document what she saw is not only amazing and heartfelt...you will never believe the last chapter. It makes me cry everytime I read it. The book is being published and will be in print soon. If you would like to have a copy or if you are interested in participating in the online community around this roadside tribute movement---please send an email and I will send you information about release date and website launch.
Pam Masters
Opportunity Press
"Everyone should have the opportunity to read and be read"
mom2the5k@yahoo.com
doc holiday

United States

#40 Nov 20, 2012
Kentucky Hillbilly wrote:
Fancisandy-----You are not even close to the point. Crosses along the highway have little to do with grieving which is from one's heart. Crosses along the road are simply traffic distractions. You even admit that by writing "everytime I see a cross" which obviously means you are not attentive to your driving.There are many places you can comfort yourself through grieving, however driving at 60 or 70 miles an hour requires everybit of skill you can muster and that does not include being inattentive to view crosses along the roadway.Until you have worked the highways and investigated dozens of accidents, many which are fatalities, you have no idea do you? I just trust you are not the one we have to remove from a serious wreck because you were watching for crosses along the road and had lost control of you vehicle.
For one if your stupid enough to watch the side of the road while driving that fast then good riddince two if you have nothing better to do then be desrespectfull to the familys that can't put there loved ones in a cemetery and if you got a problem come and get it
Lily

United States

#41 Dec 10, 2012
My prayer is with you guys!!!!!!!
staci

Saint Albans, WV

#42 Jan 4, 2013
sweetpea wrote:
To each his own, I guess. I was just saying that people handle things differently. Yes, safety is an issue, but what about all of the billboards and signs on the side of the road? Should they be removed also? They are distraction.
GREAT POINT!!

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