Sunday, August 7, 2016

Another Beautiful Day with Ann and Elayne

I don't really think that Elayne was planning to spend another day with us, but we five have such a good time together that we convinced her to come along on our next day's adventure. We went the opposite direction from the day before. This day we went to Whitesboro, which is about 18 miles west of Sherman. We used to have a cousin and her husband who lived there, Frances Minten Johnson and Kenneth Johnson. Frances passed away in 2000 and is buried there. We have lost track of Kenneth, having seen him for the last time about 4 years ago. Kenneth had taken us to the cemetery a number of years ago to visit Frances's grave, so I really thought that I remembered where it was located. It's a small cemetery, and the graves are laid out in a very organized away! We drove all over that cemetery, especially where I thought she is buried. We finally gave up and went back into Whitesboro. I called the funeral home and was told that the city manager would have that info. I called him several times, but he was "not at his desk." I left a message, but he never called back. After lunch, we went to City Hall which was just across the street from where we ate, and there we found the city manager!!  I don't think he ever listened to his voice mail. He was very nice and extremely helpful, finding the information we wanted and giving us a copy of the "map" of the cemetery. We drove out there once again, and there, just where I had thought it should be, IT WAS!! We had driven right by it earlier in the day.

Whitesboro is a little Texas town, but like many others has a plethora of antique shops and boutiques all along their main street! Towns like this are blessed to be near enough to larger towns and cities (Sherman, Dennison, Denton, McKinney, and even on into Dallas). People from larger places flock to these little towns on the weekends to shop and eat! There is a quaint boutique/restaurant/bakery/ice cream parlor called Lovejoy's on Main Street that is a favorite of Ann's, and that's where we had lunch and did a little shopping. We recommend this place, because the food was delicious and the atmosphere very inviting.

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