Le Vampyre Series - The Aching Heart  LbNA # 57772

OwnerMistress V - Le Vampyre    
Placed DateApr 3 2011
LocationFlorence Cemetery, Florence, TX
Found By fallingaeroplanes
Last Found Nov 15 2015
Hike Distance?
Last EditedNov 22 2015

Virginia was the daughter of affluent parents who owned a tobacco plantation in South Carolina. She grew up amongst her many brothers and sisters and enjoyed a happy content childhood. She dreamt of having her own family one day and being like her beautiful mother who radiated love. As she bloomed into womanhood she caught the eye of a young handsome doctor. She wed and they made plans to move to the Texas territories to start their own family and build their empire. Life was very rough in Texas and there never seemed to be an end to the patients her husband cared for, much of the time enlisting Virginia’s aid to care for the sick. The years passed and Virginia was never to bear a child of her own. As time passed her sadness increased, she helped so many women give birth but was yet to be a mother herself.

To pass the time Virginia often rode horseback to the remote farms in the Florence area to bring medicines or care for those who could not travel to see her husband. One day as she was riding, something spooked her horse and she fell, the limestone rocks breaking her limbs and knocking her unconscious. When she awoke she could not move and was alone and in pain. She lay there for many hours and gave up hope that she would be saved. She mourned the life she was losing and the children she would never bear. As night approached, she saw the image of a dark haired woman appear before her. Virginia asked “are you death who has come for me?”. The woman answered in a slight French accent, “No, I am not death, I am life eternal. Will you join me?” Virginia nodded in assent and she was born again into immortality.

Florence Cemetery, ,Florence, TX
To reach cemetery take IS 35 to the junction with TX 195, Turn onto TX 195 (West) and head towards Florence. Just before the first stop light in Florence turn right on South Street. Continue on South Street to the junction with Presler Avenue. The cemetery is bordered by both streets. The main entrance is on Presler Avenue.

As you enter the main gates to the cemetery, you will see two large oak trees. Park under the oaks and enjoy the shade. On the left side of the entry road you will see a large cedar tree. Walk to the base of the cedar tree. From here take 38 steps towards the small white building. To the left of the rear of the building you will find Virginia A. Allen. This is our Vampyress and so you must pay your respects and leave a small offering for her protection on your quest. If you are facing Virginia’s marker (12’oclock) turn to 1 o’clock and walk 49 steps to a multibranched tree. On the left side of this tree you will find a large marker with the same surname as Virginia. Behind this marker at the base of the tree you will find the box.

*** If you are the first finder, Mistress V has left you a Vampyre memento.

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