Monday, June 22, 2015
I haven't, although I hear that put on an incredible show. As I recall, they have done a few shows in Merrill Auditorium at City Hall. Yesterday morning driving around in a pretty serious shower, I caught this sight on the iron fence that surrounds Eastern Cemetery. I thought to myself: I could do a funny story about one of the group's members losing a glove. I could get a couple of yuks from that. I thought Lowell might get a kick out of it. This morning I pull up the photo, and I mumble something to myself something to the effect of "Holy smokes! Looky here. What is this?" Look closer at the gravestone in the background. Bedroll on the top. Straps below the plaque. Is this a stone in the design of a Civil War soldier's backpack? What's this all about? I must take a return trip, move inside the fencing and do some research. I have spent some time in this relatively small burial ground at the corner of Washington and Congress Streets, but this stone never caught my eye.
Ever find a bit of a treasure?
I think I might have.
More information to follow on this 'find'.