Gravestone tour


In Natchez City, they have a colorful cemetery that you can tour. Here are two highlights:
  • Florence Irene Ford died when she was 10. Because she had always run frightened to her mother during thunderstorms, her mother made a storm shelter with stairs leading down to a place where she could view her daughter's body through a glass window. Picture above.
  • Ruphus E. Case wanted to be buried in his rocking chair. To accommodate, the cemetery built a brick structure around him and his rocking chair. Unfortunately, as the bricks started to crumble, anyone with a flashlight could peek in and see him.
http://www.natchezcemetery.com/custom/webpage.cfm?content=content&id=2

5 comments:

Sindi said...

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odd facts said...

Thanks. I will. I really like your jumping frog icon.

kasper794 said...

This is a very interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

Leon said...

I enjoyed your blog a lot! The Natchez Cemetery post sent me into a journey of stories and history in the Natchez Cemetery site. Congrats!

odd facts said...

Thank you. I think it is really cool that you have a blog in Spanish and in English. I wish I could speak Spanish.