Friday, July 16, 2010

Allie McCullough Memorial Service at Highland, Monday, 7 p.m.

Allie McCullough died on July 19, 1875, of tuberculosis.

Her diary has meant much to readers, like me, over the past year. On Monday, July 19, out of respect to a couple readers' emailed questions, there will be a short service at Highland to honor her memory.

Participants will meet at Starkweather Chapel at 7 p.m. on Monday. We will walk to Allie's grave. You can bring, if you like, a bouquet picked from your garden. Participants can say whatever words they like, or not, as they place their flowers on her grave. I will read her obituary and place my flowers. Very low-key. After everyone has made the remarks they care to make, we'll leave.

I hope you can join us for this quiet ceremony to honor the memory of a long-ago teenager who came to say so much to us.

1 comment :

Felisa said...

I am so sorry that I missed this! I have read and been moved by Allie's diary all year. Thank you for sharing it with us. I will have to visit Allie's grave sometime to pay my respects. She seemed like a remarkable young woman.