Mississippi Grave?

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  1. JustMe

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    Does anyone know anything about a Mississippi girl from the Civil War era who was buried in some sort of clear tomb or one that allows light in because she was afraid of the dark? Apparently they had to cover it because of idiots, but...anyone know the details?
     
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    I don't have a clue but am looking forwardto hearing the whole story. Very interesting!
     
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    Is this what you were talking about??


    Afraid Of Thunderstorms
    Florence Irene Ford (Sept 3, 1861 - Oct 30, 1871) died of yellow fever. Her family was distraught over her death, but her mother was especially devistated. She had a special coffin constructed for her daughter that had a glass window to display her body. Furthermore, when the grave was dug, Mrs. Ford had a set of concrete steps constructed so that she could descend them and look into the grave through a special glass windown that she had the workmen install. Because her daughter was terrified of thunderstorms, every time it would rain Mrs. Ford would descend the stairs and sit there by her daughter's coffin, separated only by the thin glass wall. She could also gaze at her deceased child through the glass of the coffin. After the mother's death, the glass wall was covered by concrete to prevent vandalism, but today you can still descend the steps to Florence's grave.
     
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    YES!!!! It was thunderstorms...I knew that about two hours ago so I have no clue why I wrote it was darkness! Thank you!
     
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    I found it on a site where they were talking about the cemetary being haunted and they "talked" to Florence! Very interesting story.
     
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    Yes, very interesting! Thanks again! :)
     
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    Just in case someone is interested...

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    Wow! That is interesting.
     
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    Wow, that's scary. Do you where this grave is in Mississippi? I have a family cemetary back in the state.
     
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    Yeah, I know it's a little more than bizarre, but it's also...I don't know...touching.

    This girl's grave is in Natchez Cemetary.
     
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    Ah, ok. The town where the cemetry I'm thinking of is about 5 hours northeast of that one. Ours is haunted too. ;)
     
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    Scary!
     
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    It is rather touching but just thinking practically...wouldn't she be watching the body decay each time she went down there? Did she do this until she died? I can't imagine watching my daughter decay to a skeleton.
     
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    I know, right?! Unless the coffin was vacuum sealed, the body would be getting pretty grisly. I would be interested in seeing how a body decays, but not my daughter's, if you know what I mean.
     
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    OMG !!! GROSS:eek:
     
  17. JustMe

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    It was "only" the head end of the casket with glass, and maybe she was wearing a bonnet or something of the sort...
     
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    Spooky. And kind of sad.
     
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    Wow, very interesting...
    There was some story from Michigan-- in one of those Weird Michigan books (or something similar) about a woman in Niles, MI whose infant son died and they placed him in a mausoleum across the street from their home. She would go into the mausoleum every day and hold and feed the baby as if it were still alive, until one days the eyes fell out of its head...
    Oh wait, I found the link..... at the bottom of the page if anyone is interested.

    http://www.weirdmichigan.com/cemetery.html
     

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