Ok, funny story. This the Slaughter Site at the Greenwood Cemetery, while I was shooting this image, a couple of women pulled up in their car and got out at this spot to visit this exact site. The driver identified herself ( she told me her name but I won’t use it here, we will call her Sally Atkins ) as the great great granddaughter of Mr Slaughter, who among other thing started Baylor.
I thought that was coincidence enough, what are the chances right. Random day, random gravesite, random people. I mentioned that I have several pieces on rotating display at the newest Baylor addition, the Charles Sammons Cancer certer, to whit she said she was showing her friend this and another site because she was speaking at Baylor, and this family information was part of the research for her speech, coincidence no.2, what are the chances right?
Well we spoke a bit more and then I shot some pics of her next to the doorway here, then they moved on to the other gravesite which she said was shaped like a book and had the 23rd Psalm on it, I said I would take a look as my car was in that direction and I would probably walk right by it. They drove off and I began walking and sure enough there was a book shaped headstone with the 23rd psalm and when I looked down at the name it is the name of a street ( lets call it Woodland) I grew up just four blocks away from. I knew people that lived on that street. I played with them as kids. I took a quick shot of this as well just because of the name.
I put my camera away and walked back to this second grave, and by that time the ladies had shown up and I told them I had grown up close to this street and played there as a kid, and that I was sure the street was named for these people, to whit she, same lady, said thats me I am Sally Woodland, she had given me her married name the first time but as it turns out Woodland is her maiden name. Coincidence No.3 or even 4 depending how you count it. All in just ten min. In a completely random encounter.
She did promise to look for my images at Baylor when she was there giving her speech.