Tribute to Joan #4 - Grumpy Box LbNA # 27301
|Placed Date||Nov 21 2006|
|Location||New Summerfield, TX|
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 New Summerfield, Texas to the only blinking light in town. It is located at the intersection of Hwy 79 and Hwy 110. If you are coming from Jacksonville you will need to turn right onto Hwy 110. Stay on 110 for 7.4 miles and then turn right onto FM 22. Stay on FM 22 for 3.1 miles and turn left on FM 768 S. At about 0.1 mile there will be a sharp zigzag where you make a sharp right turn and then the main road makes a sharp turn to the left. Instead of making this left, take the road that is straight. If you look to your right there should be a sign for Piney Grove Cemetery. (If you come to the Gallatin Community Center then you missed the turn) Go 1.5 miles and start looking for a small road on your left. It has a small sign that says Piney Grove Cemetery but it is sort of hard to see. Turn on this road and it will dead end at the cemetery fence. Park at the gate at the NW corner of the cemetery. When you enter the gate look to your left and you should see a headstone for Lloyd and Lucille Nobles. Notice the white plaque on the headstone with a note from LBJ. Go to a large cedar in the middle of the cemetery. From this cedar, walk east to the fence. You will see a 3 trunk tree. Grumpy is waiting behind this 3 trunk tree.
Please email me and let me know the status of this box