Greetings — one of the reasons Marks and I decided to start this blog and not publish a book is so you can learn about contemporary deaths. Today, the Glenwood update includes not only one of Houston’s premier heart surgeons, Dr. Denton Cooley and his charming wife Louse (who passed within months of each other), but also a dear friend and important historic preservationist, Bart Truxillo.
In addition, we recently attended the celebration for one of Houston’s pioneer cemeteries, Morse Bragg. Marks had known about this cemetery since he was a child but years of neglect and encroaching development really threatened it. Due to the hard work of a number of descendants, city historians, County Judge Ed Emmett and other elected officials, the cemetery has been saved and restored.