Archive for November 17th, 2010

Sometimes a cemetery presents tantalizing mysteries that are not easily solved. Erie Street is mostly disused and poorly kept, but there is a tombstone there that was placed within the last few years.


This bright, new marker among the old is unusual enough, but then there are the circumstances it hints at. What took Mr. Herbst to Thailand? Is the epitaph simply a favorite saying, or an allusion to a life cut off?

And then there is the back of the stone.


Who or what is Machine Gun Jefferson? What does it mean?

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