Saturday, October 08, 2016

Lucy in the Sky with $1000 Dollar Bills

Or, THE LADY IN BLACK.






It is October.  And October is Cemetery season.  This is a much photographed and talked about plot in the Marietta Citizens' Cemetery.

It is all about the Lady in Black who visited the gravesite every day.   She lived in Atlanta and took a bus or a train to Marietta.   Her name was Lucy Gartrell  (1863-1954). She was mourning her sister Mary Annie Gartrell (1853-1954).  Lucky is buried in an unmarked grave in the plot.


Lucky left no will.  I remember hearing that when authorities went to her home after her death they found money stuffed around all over the place.

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