My novel, Ain’t Dead Yet, published today. In honor of its main character, I stopped by Ol’ Port’s gravesite to express gratitude for the inspiration and to say hi.
Around his headstone, past the well worn grass, the base had been circled with pennies. If the internet is correct, and why would it not be, this means that each one is someone who has visited. I was just the latest one.
Off to the side, someone else had left a six pack. The bottles being empty, I’m not sure who drank them, the donor or the recipient. But the gesture made me smile and again provided evidence that my visit wasn’t exclusive.
Before I left, another couple joined me at the site, they too had been trying to find Porter’s final resting spot.
Even after 135 years, Rockwell’s place is still the place to be.
- Coins on Gravestones (victrocious.wordpress.com)