Saturday, February 19, 2011
Coon Dog Cemetery
Some of you recall that when I have described Red Bay, Alabama, I mentioned its claim to have the only coon dog cemetery in the world. I suspect that there are some sceptics out there who believe that I was using an exaggerated metaphor to convey the "red neck" nature of the area. Not so! Today I am providing evidence that not only is the statement literally true, it is actually very understated. The pictures are real, and the flowers are mostly fresh. It is obvious that these dogs, coon dogs all, were very important to their owners. There are no headstones for "Fifi". It is located in a wildlife preserve about a mile east of the Natchez Trace Parkway.