In early August, shortly after moving to Fredericksburg, I studied a map of town to familiarize myself with the area. I saw Llano Street and wondered if it was pronounced the Spanish way, “Yahno” or the Americanized way, “Lan-no.”
How to pronounce it became unimportant when I noticed one particular block of land on Llano: Greenwood Cemetery.
Where have I seen the name Greenwood Cemetery before? I asked myself.
My long-term memory tends to be good, and almost immediately I thought of an newspaper clipping from a long time ago. It contained an obituary of an educated lady with diverse interests. Her smile suggested she had enjoyed life.
Then, I remembered: Mrs. Clark is buried at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Clark, a 1959 graduate of Fredericksburg High School (she was known as Delia Davidson then), was my English teacher during my junior year at A.C. Jones High School in Beeville.