Last year, when someone accidentally toppled Henry Tart‘s magnificent obelisk, I despaired that resetting it would cost more than Lane Street Project’s meager coffers could ever disburse.
Today, then, when I read Billy Foster’s PM, I could hardly believe my eyes.
Here’s what Tart’s gray and white marble grave marker looked like yesterday.
And here it is after Foster Stone & Cemetery Care put it to rights.
Here’s the military marker for the grave of Corporal Willie Gay, the only known African-American Spanish-American war veteran buried in Wilson.
And here, released from a foot of soil:
I am deeply grateful to Billy Foster and Foster Stone & Cemetery Care for this generous gift to Odd Fellows Cemetery and Lane Street Project. We are working with him to identify our most pressing needs for repair and restoration and will raise funds to pay for his expert service.
Photos courtesy of Billy Foster.