Sunday, June 12, 2005

Howard Hughes

On our way back from the old hometown today, Judy and I decided to have a look at the Greenwood Cemetery, just a few blocks from downtown Houston. If you like to visit cemeteries (and hey, who doesn't?), this one is well worth a look. Beautiful trees, including one of the biggest oaks I've ever seen. Lots of flowers. And, of course, lots of graves, including the final resting place of Howard Hughes, Jr. There are some photos here in case you don't have time to make a visit yourself. Quite a few famous people are buried in Glenwood, including Anson Jones (1798-1858), first president of the Republic of Texas; Glen McCarthy (1907-1988), King of the Wildcatters and builder of the late lamented Shamrock Hotel; and Gene Tierney (1920-1991), Laura, married at one time to Oleg Cassini.

2 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Gene Tierney can't be dead. I saw her on TV just this month.
Showing that beauty is in some way connected to other beauty, I note that her birthday (Nov 19) is the same as mine. Different year, however, rumors to the contrary notwithstanding.

Brent McKee said...

Thought that it was interesting that the big impressive stone on President Jones's grave made absolutely no mention of his role as president of Texas and it was left to the cracked and partially overgrown one to list that.