Thursday, March 05, 2009

Bookmarks: Some stuff to read on the internet: Cantrell on Cline

Vanity Fair listens as Laura Cantrell visits the site of Patsy Cline's plane crash:

About a mile off the highway, the house lots and yards yield to thicker woods. The light through the windshield is wintry, high, and dull. A modest marker signals entry to the site, and two gravel tracks divert from the main road. A small wooden shelter appears, painted white and covered in graffiti, displaying old news clippings about the crash. Several steps beyond the shelter, a path travels steeply down a little ravine. At the bottom is a large gray boulder, four to five feet high and several feet across and deep. The path down to it is steep but gradual, and the stone bears the inscription: “On this site March 5, 1963 Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes lost their lives. In loving memory, July 6, 1996.”

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