I pass the cemetery on the way to take care of the bees.
The Willing Workers Cemetery.
It started off as the Colored cemetery in a very Catholic area of Texas.
Most of the former slaves, and workers in the area weren’t Catholic, and couldn’t be buried in the church cemetery. So here is their little patch of land.
Some of those lying here were born in the 1850’s….Back when Texas was it’s own Sovereign nation, and slavery in the US was still legal.
The cemetery is still used, still cared for, and the Willing Workers come out and take care of it on a regular basis. It’s a very peaceful spot.
The fascinating things you can find on back roads in Texas. I’m very curious about their stories.
Guy Hicks a Private in Company B in WWI.
Andy and Adeline Cunningham, born in Slavery, but married, and lived their short time together.
It makes me wonder at their stories.