The leaves are starting to turn as fall graces the County of Grimes. And with that in mind, one of Anderson’s more historic buildings is hosting an inaugural wake this weekend, for the man after which it was named
The Fanthorp Inn’s Tom Skaggs tells Navasota News, Henry Fanthorp succumbed to yellow fever on October 31st of 1867. And to commemorate his demise 148 years ago, Skaggs says, this Saturday the inn will examine the darker side of the old west.
Death was everywhere says skaggs, and more than likely one could exspect to die at home. And the traditions surrounding the inevitable were as varied as the people.
This could involve dressing in black for a year, Skaggs explains, or moving a dying person into what was then-called the parlor room, so that friends and family might come by to give their respects.
To find out more about the old traditions surrounding death in early Grimes, make a reservation for this Saturday October 10th.
For more call 936-878-2214 extension 224