Tribute to Joan #2 - Sleepy Box LbNA # 27299
|Placed Date||Nov 21 2006|
***This box was replaced on Dec 29, 2009 in a slightly different location***
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. Go about 5.2 miles and you should see a cemetery on your right with a little white chapel in front of it. Go to the entrance and park at the gate with the Lowe's Chapel sign. Again this cemetery has some really neat old headstones. so make sure and take a look at them. To find the box, from the gate that you came in, walk straight ahead all the way to the fence to a multi trunked chinaberry tree. Facing the chinaberry tree, turn right, you will see a little cedar tree next to the fence. Sleepy is taking a nap about 2 feet up in the branches.
Please email me and let me know the status of this box