423Re: [MidwestCemeteries] symbols left on graves
- Apr 7, 2009HI,When you put these pictures in a private place, will you instruct me about how to access them, please?Peggy Fitzpatrick
From: Matt Hucke <hucke@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:49:50 PM
Subject: Re: [MidwestCemeteries] symbols left on graves
> Many thanks for your input. The Lessley Cemetery is a favorite of mine with myInteresting history.
> grandmother, grandfather, mother and father being buried there. The story that
> goes with this cemetery is that Jane Lessley, who lived on another hill back of the
> cemetery, used to sit in her rocking chair and look out over the hills. She said
> she wanted to be buried on the hill, where the cemetery is now.
> Matt, I am writing a book about Houston at present, could I use your pictures of theCertainly! I have other photos, not showing, that you could also use; I'll put them
> cemetery with mention of your help, please?
in a private place on the site so you can see them. I'd like a copy of the book
when it's printed, please.
> We have been meeting for five weeks now about this book and the response is overwhelmingwith nothing left but houses and a few people.
> for such a small town
Local history is fascinating, but people don't realize this until you draw their attention
to it. I grew up just north of Red Bud, in Millstadt, and never knew - until years after
I departed - that my town had once been famous for an 1870s axe murder.
> I can't thank you enough. I love your photos.Thanks.
I remember my visit to Lessley clearly. I was driving southeast on a highway when I came
across a section under construction. Traffic was almost at a standstill; it took twenty
minutes or so to go just a few miles. Then, by the side of the road I saw some monuments;
I drove down a slope into the cemetery, explored it, and then sat there for a while until
I was ready to rejoin the sluggish traffic. It provide a pleasant respite from an annoying
part of the trip.
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