Ed Gorey's Cat LbNA # 61354
|Placed Date||Apr 5 2012|
|Location||Jack Brooks Park, Hitchcock, TX|
|Found By||Gryzzled Gryphon|
|Last Found||Jan 26 2014|
Placed for The Cat's Meow event.
Ed Gory was an affable, bearded man sporting earrings, fur coats and fingers laden with jewelry, and was a combination of wit and guilelessness. It seems strange that a man who composed and illustrated books in which slightly sinister adults appear in Edwardian dress and where children meet their untimely demises – “A is for Alice who fell down the stairs" – was inordinately fond of cats. He owned six of them. He also loved the ballet and attended every performance, not just every ballet, but every performance of every ballet, of the New York Ballet for 30 years, until the death of Balanchine when he lost interest. Hence, some of his cats are rendered in his typical cross-hatched pen and ink drawings sporting ballet toe shoes
To the box: From FM 2004, turn into the park. Just before the road T's, you will see a wee little parking lot off to the left. Park there, go back to the road, and head left toward the T. From Highway 6, follow signs to Veteran's Memorial. However, when you arrive at the T where you would go straight, go left instead. You will see the trail off to the left and the right, then the small parking lot will be on your right. Park there, double back to trail and follow clues from there. Before you reach it, you will see a trail. Turn left and cross the charming stone bridge and into the rather dense treeline. Follow along this path. You will soon reach a small clearing. Proceed across and follow the path, which at this point looks more like a social trail. Occasional stooping may be necessary, but the trail is fairly clear. Keep the creek at your left until you reach the bridge. Cross the bridge and climb straight up to the top of the ridge, then head right. At about 12 steps, look left. Go up incline 12 steps off trail to a 3-trunked tree. Box is hidden under bark. Please, please, please recover well. This trail is part of a disk golf course and is more well-traveld than it appears.