I only snapped one other photo in the cemetery yesterday and it was this one. I drove by this man as I was leaving, and found him and his situation so intriguing that I turned around and went back and asked to take his photo.
He was a bit guarded (no pun intended!) and suggested I come back at 2pm (two and half hours later) for something they were doing in regards to General Sherman, a Union Army general buried there. It would make a better photo.
I asked him again if I could take his photo now and he hesitantly agreed. His name was Randy. I introduced myself, thanked him, and said good day. At 2pm, I was in the grocery store buying yogurt while General Sherman was being celebrated with cannons. Ah, the lives we lead today.
Who’d have thunk? Brutal Gen. Sherman buried in the same cemetery as Tennessee Williams… And obviously, he has his fans…
Great photo! I like the irony.