Friday, August 25, 2006

You Must Be This Tall to Inter

The Samuel Oldham Burial Ground lies smack dab in the middle of the Kentucky State Fair midway. Sam's will provided that two acres be set aside for his family, but the yard has been whittled down to a mere quarter acre, its gate located just a few steps from the foot of a giant slide.

"It is the principle of the thing," said Dona O. Page of Deer Park, Texas, Samuel Oldham's great-great-great-granddaughter. "The man's will plainly stated…that that (land) was to be preserved for his family… 'forever.' Now to me, 'forever' means forever. It doesn't mean until somebody wants to park more RVs."

Page guessed that her ancestors would be perfectly comfortable in the middle of the state fair midway.

"They were always in the middle of everything," she said. [Link]

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