Lifestyle | Letters bring to life those we memorialize
by Kim Henderson
Posted 5/19/17, 01:20 am
As a forester, Bob Naeger has mapped parts of the Trail of Tears with a state archaeologist and found forgotten cemeteries in the middle of kudzu-covered timber tracts. But last year he and his wife Renee purchased an old Mississippi cabin and found on the property a forgotten trunk. When he unlatched the trunk’s rusty hinges, he set free seven decades of smells clinging to its contents. Beneath a wallpapered panel he found 25 letters.