Iranian on-line Memorial Site


Iranian on-line Memorial Site
by IRANdokht

I saw this VOA special about my friend's website.  He jokingly sent the link to me with a message "reserve your spot today" which is his way of getting back at me for all the teasing I have done about his new role as the internet "Farokhlagha khanoum" (if you have read or watched Dayi jan Napoleon, you'll get the joke)...


Despite my lighthearted comments about Cameron's new role in the online Iranian community, I believe that this is a serious matter.

For all of us who live far away from our loved ones, losing a grandparent, a parent and a loved one is a special heartbreaking event. Some of us don't have the chance to be there and to mourn their loss amongst the familiar faces which is hard to deal with and always very painful. 

I think the memorial site allows us to open up and share our heartfelt memories and mourn. I witnessed the emotional turmoil he went through when he lost his own father, a man he respects and looks up to who lived far away from him for many years.

These days that I have my parents visiting me, seeing their much older faces and shrinking bodies, I keep thinking of the unthinkable and want to spend every moment I have with them. Lets face it, we all know that the time will come sooner or later, some of us have missed our parents in so many important events of our lives. We have celebrated birthdays, Norouz, weddings etc without their presence. I am going to cherish every moment I have with them even if it's is just for a short few weeks... Do they know how much they mean to me? Do they know how much my son and I have missed by living so far away from them? 

It was good to see VOA gave my friend and his website an introduction. I have visited the site and it's very easy to navigate and tastefully done.

Please check it out and see for yourself.


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Thank you ladies

by IRANdokht on

Setareh joon we're all thinking about losses nowadays. Thanks for your kind words my dear.

Souri jan, I like the site too. He sure did a good job!





by Souri on

Thanks to Mr Niakan who founded that website and thanks to you for introducing it to us.

The site is great! I had visited it some months ago and really enjoyed the content. Very artistic and also a blessing for soul

Setareh Cheshmakzan

Dear Irandokht, thank you!

by Setareh Cheshmakzan on

What a lovely blog.  The prospect of loss is always on my mind ... This is a step towards getting some solace, somewhere to grieve and to remember.  Thank you and thanks to your friend.


Setareh jan and Anonymouse

by IRANdokht on

Setareh jan

I am very sorry for your loss. Cameron told me that he's been receiving emails and pictures from Iran and creating their pages for them. He actually enjoys doing the slides+music and does a very good job too.

Thanks for your kind words too

Anonymouse dear, I never thought of a park bench, that could work too, it has an endearing and soothing image, except this website is reachable from all over the world.

Thanks for your comments



Sounds like a good idea. I thought I'd buy a memorial park bench

by Anonymouse on

I always thought I'd buy a memorial park bench somewhere.  Like you mentioned our parents are so near and dear to our hearts and we'll always love them and this is a good way to remember them and let family members know too.

Everything is sacred.

Setareh Sabety

great blog!

by Setareh Sabety on

Very moving writing and what a great idea for a site! recently my uncle passed away in Iran and his daughter shared her grief with us by posting pictures on the net. It is such a great way to remember people and loved ones. thank you.


Thank you my friends

by IRANdokht on

Mehrnaz jan

I am enjoying all the political talks with my Dad and the celebrity gossips with Mom :o)  Thanks for your kind words my dear.

Mr Prez mahboob

Your wish is my command ;-)

Please do spread the word, our friend can use the help to get his website recognized for all the genuine effort he's been putting in it.




Thanks ID Jaan

by Khar on

BTW, I see that you've found your missing cool classic Avatar! ;-)


Irandokht Jan


Thank you.  I was really moved by your blog and the work of your friend which is very original and touches on a shared experience of many of us in diaspora.  You lucky girl!  khosh begzareh!  Salaam beresoon! :)