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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I have always enjoyed looking at old headstones. It's a perfect way to get a bit of history and sometimes to find some wisdom. I found both that morning.
During my walk, I encountered the grave site of Clyde Wanslee. Mr Wanslee, who died in 1984 at the age of 70, had a car dealership located at the 5 Points intersection south of Downtown. The thing that I remember most about this car lot was his sign "Ugly but Honest" This lot was a fixture in the Tucson landscape for many years, and Clyde sold a lot of cars.
One thing that I learned at Mr Wanslee's grave site was that he was a champion cowboy.
And now for the wisdom: This was also engraved on Mr Wanslee's headstone:
"A good name is more desirable than great riches. To be esteemed is better than silver or gold". Prov 22-1
RIP Mr Wanslee. Thanks for the reminder.
- ▼ 2008 (15)