"Gracie died at the age of six in 1889 of Pneumonia which she contracted after being hospitalized for a broken leg she suffered after being run over by a horse drawn carriage as she ran in to the street to retrieve what was said a ball or toy. Her parents were devastated as she was their only child and apple of their eye. Her father managed one of the best Hotels in Savannah the Pulaski House where little Gracie was a star that stole everyone heart and everyone knew and adored her.
A few years ago I visited Savannah and naturally visiting Bonaventure Cemetery is a must. Bonaventure is indeed a place like no place else. It is a cemetery like no other. I felt like holding my breath as I walked through this eerie and Grand Cemetery. There was nobody else around. I dont know why but it was empty at the time.
Nevertheless I did not feel alone. It was as if I was followed by many. After seeing countless giant Angel Statues and Columns, Monuments while being caressed by warm summer breeze through the Spanish Moss, or was it the hair of angels that caressed me, I came upon little Gracie Watsons Grave.
Her story is so sad and standing there I could not tear myself away. Looking and thinking and waiting for Gracie to get up of the bench she sat on, to walk up to me and laugh or giggle. I certainly heard giggles and laughs.
Some visitors report hearing a child crying and some say they see tears roll from her eyes.
My visit and Gracie left a very deep impression. Gracie is alive and her friends are with her. Entertaining and causing splendid mischief still today for all those that come to see her!"
Welcome to my art. I paint in Oil and Watercolor. Most of my Travel paintings are the result from travels while I was living in Europe. I now live in the US and explore various states, recently traveling to Florida, South Carolina and Georgia coastal cities as well as many natural scenes that I put down on canvas and paper.http://www.ginettefineart.com/BlogMy web site: http://www.ginettefineart.com