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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Hank Ain't Here!

As sexton of Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama, Phillip Taunton is in charge of 100,000 graves. He spends much of his time greeting visitors, and then telling them to go away.

"Most are here to visit Hank Williams' grave," said Taunton, explaining that while the grave is often listed as being in Oakwood Cemetery, it actually rests in the Oakwood Annex.
"If I had a dollar for every person I told how to get to Hank Williams' grave, well, I'd be doing pretty well right now," he said smiling.
In fact, Taunton still exchanges letters regularly with a visitor who came from England's Isle of Wight to see Hank Williams' grave and came to the main cemetery instead of the annex. [Link]

Lee

I'll have to remember to include a link to this in my upcoming post about the legendary Hank. :-)

Chris

I grew up listening to Country from the '50s, so I'll be looking forward to it!

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