A Roanoke chef recently won big on a foodie television game-show. River and Rail Chef Aaron Deal won $20,000 after making pizza with a peanut butter reduction and a gourmet franks-and-beans platter. And he’s hoping his win will draw attention to the region.
Walk around any cemetery and you’ll find tombstones bearing the same last name. . . family members buried next to each other. A new Virginia law will now make it possible for people to be buried beside their pets.
“There’s Peanut and Bootsie and Choppie, Niles, Sassy Mae, Mr. Bojangles, Gypsy, and Princess.”
“People are devoted to their pet, love their pets. As you can see, we’ve got flowers and memorials, and a couple Easter decorations.”
Don Green is the President of Evergreen Memorial Trust and we’re standing in a corner of MountainView Cemetery in Vinton.