Tribute to Joan #7 - Dopey's Box LbNA # 27303
|Placed Date||Nov 21 2006|
***This box was replaced December 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.
This cemetery now has a double special meaning to me. First of all there are several generations of my family buried here, my grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, great great great grandfather. Also this is where my dear friend Joan is buried. This letterbox is located at her headstone, which I truly believe she would have loved, especially since it is of her favorite man...Dopey
To find this box, you will first need to find yourself to Jacksonville, Texas to the intersection of Hwy 69S and Loop 456. If you are going out of Jacksonville towards Rusk you will need to turn left on Loop 456. Go 2 miles on Loop 456 to Hwy 204 E. Go 1.8 miles and you will see Meador Cemetery on your right. Turn down the road before you get to the cemetery and pull into the cemetery. Park near the large pine tree next to the road. When you are in your car. My family is buried to the right up on the hill. To find Dopey you need to go down the road to your left. You will see a row of small trees on each side of this road. Go to the second tree on your right and you will see a headstone with "Herrington" on it. Walk to it and look at the headstone next to it. The name is Joan Michalski. This was my best friend for the last 15 years and she was the female version of Dopey...LOL. You will find the Dopey box in birdhouse on her headstone. To open the birdhouse just slide out the bottom board. Please make sure that the bags are sealed tightly. Make sure and say Hi to Joan for me. I hope this stamp makes you smile as much as she made me smile.
Please email me and let me know the status of this box