Tribute to Joan #1 - Bashful Box LbNA # 27297
|Placed Date||Nov 21 2006|
***This box was replaced Dec 29, 2009***
This letterbox series is a tribute to my best friend and co-letterboxer, Joan, who passed away October 10th of this year from Ovarian Cancer. She loved letterboxing almost as much as I do. Her greatest love was the seven dwarfs..especially Dopey. I had carved this series before she passed away, so I decided to dedicate all 7 of these boxes to her. One of our other hobbies that started a few years ago was walking through old cemeteries and looking at unique and old headstones. So all of these letterboxes are located in cemeteries that she and I both really enjoyed walking through.
To find this box, you will first need to find yourself to Rusk, Texas to the only traffic light in town. It is located at the intersection of Hwy 69 and Hwy 84. If you are coming from Jacksonville you will need to turn left onto Hwy 84. Stay on 84 for 1 mile and then turn left onto 110 N. You will need to take the first right (approximately 0.1 mile). There is a sign for Mt Mariah Cemetery pointing down the road. This is not the cemetery that you are looking for. Go about 1.7 miles and start looking for a sign for Medford Cemetery on your right. When we first found this cemetery, it was very overgrown. However this past year someone has been cleaning it up. So face the sign and walk to your left until you see a pine stump about 6-7 feet tall. Bashful is hiding under bark at the base of this stump on the side closet to t he road. Watch out for briars and snakes.
Please email me and let me know the status of this box