Category Archives: Places To Go

Gravesite Of Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash

Are you a fan of Johnny Cash?

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny Cash grave site

A few days ago, I played tourist in my hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Although I’ve lived here for more than five years, I had never visited the gravesite of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. I have seen the Cash’s house on the lake, though.

The graves are at the Hendersonville Memory Gardens, located just 25 minutes north of Nashville. It’s a beautiful final resting place for two of the greatest legends in country music.

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny Cash burial site

When I arrived, not a single person was around. This place is very peaceful and serene. I parked at the funeral home and walked just a short distance (slightly uphill) until I found the gravesite.  It’s in the center of the cemetery, straight across from the main entrance.

Johnny Cash Burial Site

The gravesite of Johnny Cash is simple but pretty and you could see that visitors had left flowers.

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny cash burial site

Some of their family members are buried here as well.  Reba Cash Hancock (Johnny’s sister) is buried right next to Johnny and June.

Johnny Cash burial site

There are a few other music legends who rest here – Merle Kilgore, Ferlin Husky, and Sheb Wooley.

Johnny cash grave site

While there, I said a prayer for my mom and her brother. Both went to heaven a few months ago.  I stood there,  tears streaming down my face, and could hear their voices as I once did when the were with us.

It feels odd to say this, but this truly is a lovely place. I would highly recommend a visit, especially if you’re a fan of Johnny Cash. If you go, please be respectful, it is a final resting place.

Our Trip To Chicago

Happy Friday, everyone. So glad the weekend is just around the corner.

I wanted to share a few more photos from our recent trip to Chicago. Two of my three kids and I drove from Nashville to Chicago. This happened during their fall break. The drive there was a lot slower than the drive home. We made it back in seven hours. We arrived in Chicago on a Friday evening and left on Monday morning.

Our two dogs had to stay at a kennel since my daughter’s apartment doesn’t allow pets. This was their first time away from us and we were all sad ( and worried) to leave them. Luckily, they had each other and we were told they did just fine.

Although all my kids were born and raised in Los Angeles, Chicago was the first “true big city” my son had ever visited. And even though Los Angeles is the second largest city in the country, it doesn’t have that big city feel as everything is so spread out. My son loved Chicago along with the energy and hustle of a big city.

Two years ago, I moved my daughter to Chicago to attend law school. She is in her final stretch, getting ready to take the bar next August. We’re so proud of all her hard work. I know she’ll make a great lawyer.

We ate lunch at the famous Giordano’s on Rush Street. Their pie is huge and we ordered half sausage/ half veggies. I’ve never seen so much cheese in one dish. My son, the cheese lover, was in heaven.


Chicago is a beautiful city. Every time I visit, I’m amazed at how clean and attractive this city is.

His first time on a subway.

Chicago Marathon

On Sunday, our friends, Jalei and Nikolai, ran the Chicago Marathon. They did great – we’re so proud of them! Jalei’s family came all the way from California. It was so much fun seeing everyone and cheering with them. After the race, Nikolai said he was “numb from the waist down”. Ouch!

On our last day, my daughter took me to her apartment rooftop to witness this beautiful sunrise. Thank you Chicago for a wonderful visit.

Ladies’ Night Out

Renewal House provides Nashville’s first, largest and most comprehensive residential recovery program for addicted women and their children — allowing families to restore, renew, and recover their lives together. Since opening its doors in 1996, more than 650 mothers and their children have experienced new beginnings.

Women come to Renewal House with a substance-use addiction and other interlocking issues, such as co-occurring mental health disorders, homelessness, unemployment, limited formal education, a history of trauma, and entanglements with legal and child welfare systems.

On April 25th, Renewal House is having a red carpet fundraising event at The Reserve at Fat Bottom Brewing in West Nashville. Every mom needs a night out with her girls. This event is a great way to combine a special night for themselves with an organization that’s helping other moms in the community.


3rd Annual Ladies’ Night Out
Join Renewal House during our 3rd Annual Ladies’ Night Out for a much-deserved evening of pampering and fun at Fat Bottom Brewing’s new space in The Nations!

         Come walk the red carpet, enjoy live entertainment, bid on unique auction items, and             shop the latest trends from local vendors. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments,                                    including a selection of wine and beer, will be served.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Reserve at Fat Bottom Brewing

800 44th Avenue North  |  Nashville, Tennessee  37209

                                            Chic Attire  |  Complimentary Valet Parking
*This is a 21+ Event – All attendees must show a valid photo ID at the door to enter
                               Refunds will not be issued for anyone without an ID at the door. 


                                                                 PURCHASE TICKETS

Individual Ticket – $75
Ladies’ Party 6 Pack – $390

 6 Tickets @ $65 ea.  |  Must be purchased as part of Ladies’ Party 6 Pack
Purchase Tickets Online HERE – OR – Call (615) 255-5222 ext. 120
*Tickets are non-refundable.