A Tear For Thee LbNA # 40427 (ARCHIVED)
|Owner||Hale s Angel|
|Placed Date||Apr 5 2008|
This box is located in Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. For directions go to Mapquest and put in 118 Woodland Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45409. Woodland was founded in 1941. It is near the campus of The University of Dayton. It has over 100,000 permanent residents and sits on 200 rolling acres of cemetery land which encompasses the highest spot in Dayton-Lookout Point. If you would like to checkout the cemetery go to woodlandcemetery.org. The cemetery also has some of the oldest and biggest trees in the area. There are many famous people buried here such as the Wright Brothers, Erma Bombeck, Paul Lauerence Dunbar, and many more. When you go through the main entrance, stop at the office and get a map. They have self guided tours if you want to take the time to do a little exploring. Management is aware of the boxes planted there and ask that you respect the cemetery and enjoy your visit. Their hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Cemetery closes at dusk during the winter hours.
After you get your map you can walk or drive across the street. On your left is a bench with two hats on it. These were the hats the Wright Brothers wore. Behind it is a large boulder that weighs 29,000 pounds. This is where Erma Bombeck is buried. There is a marker along the road pointing towards it. Get in your car and go straight.Turn right at the first road (not into the garage) and then left at the next road. On the right side just around the corner is my favorite stone. It is called "Dog and the Boy". It is usually surrounded by flowers, baloons, and toys. Someone has broken the head off the dog. What a pity, this is a great monument. Curve to the left and pass "Herr". Then go right at the T ( by Clark) and left at the Y. Look for Broadup on the left and park there. Off to the right and behind it is a large cross with an angel standing in front of it. It has the name McMillen on it. This is one of my favorite monuments here. At one time, the angel had a tear rolling down her face. She needs a good cleaning, but if you look closely, you can still see the tear. From the back of the monument walk straight back 24 paces to two bushes with Stone in between. The pouch is hanging in the bush on the left. Please reseal the bag well. This is my first attempt at a pouch so we'll how well it works.