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Florence Irene Ford
03-07-04 Sher Hogue

Florence Irene Ford

Natchez, Mississippi

Sept. 3, 1861 - Oct. 30, 1871

During her very short life, Florence Irene Ford was terribly afraid of thunderstorms. Whenever one would occur, she would run to the safety of her mother's arms for comfort.

When she died of yellow fever, her mother was so grief stricken that she had Florence's casket made with a glass window. She also had stairs constructed so she could go to the little girl and comfort her during storms. A hinged metal trapdoor covers the opening and it can still be opened to this day.

Some years ago, a concrete wall was built over the window at the bottom of the stairs to prevent vandalism.


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virginiacoastline09-Mar-2004 02:43
fascinating stories here . . I am enjoying your pics & narration. Look fwd to more =)
Guest 08-Mar-2004 16:51
The colors you used for this serie it's wonderful. A very nice job.
dazedgonebye08-Mar-2004 15:16
Great job Sher. Lots of storys to be told in Southern graveyards. Gets a vote.
Guest 08-Mar-2004 05:47
Wow, I got chills. This is intense!
Guest 08-Mar-2004 05:00
Great phot...great story...keep it up! DUDE...NICE!
ann isshinryu_mom08-Mar-2004 03:36
Wow.. what an interesting tale. The processing really fits with the mood of the image and commentary.
robin statfeld08-Mar-2004 03:21
What an excellent image! Matches the mood of your narrative perfectly.
Jeff Gegner08-Mar-2004 01:49
Very nice
Guest 08-Mar-2004 01:12
Oooh another one with so much mood and emotion! Sher, these are fabulous!! I hope you turn them into a series!