Cemetery tour, museum exhibits are great

Nov. 1, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

My wife, my daughter, a friend and I attended the Victoria Preservation Inc. Annual Cemetery Tour together Oct. 25 and were very impressed. I have been involved with every one of these tours, and this was one of the best.

Cemetery tours are an interesting and informative way to help keep our community's history alive. The narratives, delivered by volunteers from the community, bring the historic movers and shakers of our community out of the shadows, literally, and let them tell interesting stories about themselves and Victoria. It is especially interesting when descendants of some characters serve as re-enactors. Take a bow, Kemper Williams! I'm looking forward to next year's tour. Incidentally, I think 10 re-enactors is plenty. "The mind can absorb only as much as the feet can endure."

Another important call to remembrance is the Day of The Dead exhibit at the Nave Museum, with the daylong festival Saturday. I dropped by the museum to watch some of the altars being set up and was very impressed. Each year, the local artists' retablos get better and better. I was lucky enough to have made purchases at the silent auction the past two years. Don't miss it! It is nice to take time to remember those who have gone on before us.

Gary Dunnam, Victoria



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