NOVEMBER 12, 2004 

was Cemetery weekend

in Minden, Louisiana

We Started With The Emmaline Langheld Tour

then went to the Razz Ma Tazz for dinner

Sat. morning we were entertained at W. D. Roberts Music Store - See photo's

also on this website....

Dinner at Dorcheat Inn

Tour of the Homer Cemetery on Sunday. Everyone had a goodtime. Each year

we have between 85 - 100 people at our dinners. The Ghostwalks are fund raisers

for the Minden City Cemetery.



Photo By Dr. Richard Baker

L to R, rear: Jim Gritzbaugh, Roy Baggett, Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh, Billy Kidd, Sandra Richardson Walsh, Enos Forbes.
L to R, front: Charlotte Smith Martin, Earlene Mendenhall Lyle, LeVerne Langheld Kidd, Ann Mays Harlan, Mary Kalpakis Forbes, Richard Baker, Peggy Woods White, Chuck Parker.

Photo compliments of Ann Mays Harlan

Cemeteries, Cemetery tour weekend 11/04:  Emmaline Langheld tour:'
L to R: Roy Baggett, Charlotte Smith, Earlene Mendenhall Lyle, LeVerne Langheld Kidd,(Behind her is Billy Kidd), Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh,Sandra Richardson, Enos Forbes, Dr. Richard Baker, Peggy Woods White and Chuck Parker.
Ann Mays Harlan is in the yellow jacket and Mary Kalpakis Forbes is the short lady in the green jogging suit next to Dr. Richard Baker.

Photo by  Jim Gritzbaugh

LeVerne Langheld Kidd tells the story of her Grandmother Emmaline Langheld of how her grave

dates back 100 years. She also passed out the story for the group to take home with them. 

Read the story under Journey Of A Wheel under Stories by LeVerne Langheld Kidd on this site.

Full view

The Footstone

This may be where the home was located.

The walk to the old homeplace.

L to R: Charlotte Smith Martin, Enos & Mary Kalpakis Forbes, Chuck Parker, Roy Baggett, Richard Baker, Earlene Mendenhall Lyle, Ann Mays Harlan, Peggy Woods White.  In the blue coat is LeVerne Kidd telling the story of Emmaline Langheld born February 2, 1841 died August 14, 1874. She wanted to be buried on the home place where she watched her children grow up and play. Flowers still grow on her grave. The monument reads  "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
Thanks,  Ann

Site of the old well

If you missed this tour you missed something wonderful!!!

After the tour the group went to Razz Ma Tazz for a nice dinner. Then we gathered back at the Holiday Inn to look at Grambling photographs.

The pictures are posted under the Bayou Inn dinner below.

L-R, Sandra Richardson Walsh, Mary Kalpakis Forbs, Enos Forbs,

Peggy Woods White and Chuck Parker




Jim Gritzbaugh took the photographs

John L. & Elizabeth Garrett's Tombstone parents of Pat Garrett

Those attending were:

Herbert Browning*

Billy Kidd

LeVerne Kidd

Dr. Richard Baker

Ann Mays Harlan

Greg Grambling

Jim Gritzbaugh

Sherry Gritzbaugh

*Herbert Browning was also our tour Guide

L-R Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh, Dr. Richard Baker, Billy Kidd, Ann Mays Harlan and Herbert Browning

reading a note someone had left about how they felt about the cemetery.

Our group was touched with a farm feeling as we read her note and wanted to share it with our

readers.  If you know the writer tell her you read it on MindenMemories@ AOL.COM

L-R Dr. Richard Baker, Bill Kidd, Ann Mays Harlan and Herbert Browning still reading the note. We tried to

photograph it before we left.

Dr. Richard Baker, Ann Mays Harlan, Billy Kidd, and LeVerne Langheld Kidd

Compliments of Dr. Richard Baker

Greg Grambling

Photo by Dr. Richard Baker

LeVerne Langheld Kidd and Herbert "Pete" Browning

Photo by Dr. Richard Baker

Another view of Billy The Kidd

Compliments of Dr. Richard Baker

Billy Kidd by Pat Garrett's parent's grave. Pat Garrett killed Billy The Kid.

Dr. Richard Baker next to Pat Garrett's parents' monument

Greg Grambling

Photo by Dr. Richard Baker

Cemetery Weekend Pictures

Photo's compliments of Carol Miller LeBlanc

Greg Grambling and Jim Gritzbaugh back at the Holiday Inn

Greg Grambling and LeVerne Langheld Kidd at the Old Homer Cemetery on Nov. 14th. 2004

Charles "Bo" Drake, Ann Mays Harlan, Earlene Mendenhall Lyle and Greg Grambling back at the Holiday Inn

Just received photos today from Carol Ann Miller LeBlanc.  Here is one of them from the Bayou Inn dinner.
L to R:  Jack Voorhies, Jannell Boyce Dickinson, John Walker

Jack Voorhies, Jannell Dickinson, John Walker

Ann Mays Harlan in the lobby of the Holiday Inn waiting to greet the guests.

Compliments of Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

Ann Mays Harlan and Roy G. Baggett

Jeanette Gipson Baker, Dr. Richard Baker & Roy G. Baggett

Greg Grambling

Jim Gritzbaugh husband of Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh

Joe Luck and and Bo Drake

Joe Luck, Chuck Parker and Dr. Sam Richardson

Mary Kalpakis Forbes and Enos Forbes

and Mary Kalpakis Forbes.

Roy G. Baggett and Bo Drake

Dr. Sam Richardson

Billie Jean Prescott , Billy Jack Talton, Peggy Woods White, Greg Grambling, Jim Gritzbaugh, John Walker

Mary Kalpakis Forbes,  and Ann Mays Harlan


NOVEMBER 12, 2004

Minden, Louisiana

We all arrived at the hotel and checked in.

Photograph compliments of Roy G. Baggett

Ann Mays Harlan did a splendid job of organizing the event. 

Photo compliments of Roy G. Baggett

Photo Compliments of Roy Baggett

This is Barbara Mendenhall McLemore. She said she was just a poor,

old widder woman.

Compliments of Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

Photo Compliments of Roy Bagget

Schelley Brown, Joan Wiley Luck.

Lynn Warnock

Photo Compliments of Roy Baggett

Photo compliments of Roy Baggett

Photo compliments of Roy Baggett

 Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

I was quite surprised but very pleased to run into Richard McComic's
sister--Lorene McComic Prince, her daughter, Joni Prince, and Joni's fiance,
Todd Auld. Lorene's picture was in the Minden newspaper along with the article
about the Ghost Tour.

Joni and Todd are teachers in Minden.



Greg Grambling

Sandra Richardson Walsh and Peggy Woods White

Ann Mays and Bob Liles - 95 guests showed up for the event


NOVEMBER 13, 2004


L to R:  Sandra Richardson Walsh, Ann Mays Harlan, Ellen Baker Beck, Billie Jean Prescott Kemmerly.

Photo by Carol Miller LeBlanc

Photo by Carol Ann Miller LeBlanc.  I think this is the only photo of Dee Dee McCrary  and her eyes are closed

Doug & Dee Dee McCrary  - Photo by Carol Miller LeBlanc

Ann Mays Harlan, Karen and John Dulany

Dianne Mann and Monty Hough

Photo by Roy Baggett

L to R:  Mary Frances Gardner, Kay Cunningham Davis, Billie Jean Prescott Kemmerly, Louie Bess Pace Myers,

Sandra Richardson Walsh, Patsy Brown Hilburn, Ellen Baker Beck, Martha Sawyer Cascio.

Judy Spitzfaden Craton and Bobby Craton

Photo  Greg Grambling

Seated behind Judy and Bob are Ginny Watson in the pink blouse and Peggy Cheshire Baldwin in the black.

Carolyn and Billy Jack Talton

Photo by Jim Gritzbaugh

Marilyn McDaniel, Peggy Woods White and Jimmy White

Photo by Greg Grambling

Mary Kalpakis Forbes and Enos Forbes

Photo by Roy Baggett

Jeanette Gipson Baker & Dr. Richard Baker

Photo by Roy Baggett

Floyd & Fran Jones


             Murell & Bonnie White Brown, Elizabeth & James Stillwell, & Bobby Moorehead

 Murell & Bonnie White Brown.

James and Elizabeth Stillwell

Ronald Bryan

Dr. Sam Richardson and Sandra Richardson Walsh

Greg Grambling, Galen Pratt and John Quade

Greg Grambling and John Quade

Bobby Moorehead

L-R Ann Mays Harlan, Mrs Billie & Dr. Sam Richardson, John Edward Quade

Seated in background right:  Dee Dee & Doug McCrary

Jack and Jimmie Lou Voorhies

L-R Ashley Green, Joe Luck and Joan Wiley Luck

Not my daughter... my grandaughters best friend, Ashley Green, daughter of J. D. & Jenny and

grandaughter of Jimmy (I think)... some of the Green clan from up the CV road. She is so precious

and we claim her anyway...  Joan

Ashley Green, Joe Luck, and Joan Wiley Luck

Joe Luck and Joan Wiley Luck

Finnis Zappa and Jeannie Lindsey Zappa

Jeanette Gipson Baker & Dr. Richard Baker

Jim Gritzbaugh and Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh

Greg Grambling and Sherry Gritzbaugh

Shirley Crump Warren and Bobby Warren

Patsy Kleinegger Drake and Charles "Bo" Drake

Lila Mae Warren Hinze, Bobby Warren, Shirley Crump Warren, Charles "Bo" Drake and Patsy Kleinegger Drake

Earlene Mendenhall Lyle and Barbara Mendenhall McLemore

Earlene Mendenhall Lyle and Barbara Mendenhall McLemore

Roy G. Baggett

Barbara Bryan and Fred "Narley Stryder" Moore

Nan Voss Liles and Bobby Liles

Enos Forbes and Mary Kalpakis Forbes

Virginia "Ginny" Watson and Carolyn Sale McDaniel

Karen and John Dulany

Johnny Walker

Neil Baker and Ruth Baker

Catsy Harper Schneider , Sandra Owen Luster, Ron Luster,

Nan & Bobby Liles, then the close real white face in bottom right corner is Fran Jones.

On the left I see Donna and Harold Weaver giving their order to the waitress

4) Joe Luck, John Walker, John & Karen Dulany, Chuck Parker, Joan Wiley Luck.
     Background, L to R:  a waitress, Floyd Jones, Bobby & Judy Barron Wise, Catsy
      Harper Schneider, Ron Luster, Fred Moore.

Front left table - Sandra Owen Luster and husband Ron Luster in the black  and Roy Baggett in the gren suit.




Pictures are compliments of Dr. Richard Baker

Dr. Sam Richardson and Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

L-R John Dulany, Jeanette Gipson Baker, Roy Baggett & Jim Gritzbau

Ellen Baker Beck, Earlene Mendenhall Lyle and Peggy Woods White

Jim and Sherry Gritzbaugh, Jeanette Gipson Baker with her back to the table

Sitting at the table behind us is Ellen Baker in the blue sweater, Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

in the pony tail, Peggy Woods White, Jimmy White at the end, Patsy Brown Hilburn on the other

side of the table.Sandra Richardson Walsh, and Chuck Parker.

Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh receives a phone call from her granddaughter in Houston, Texas!

Photo by Roy G. Baggett

Earlene Mendenhall Lyle, Peggy Woods White and Jimmy White

L-R Jim Gritzbaugh, Roy Baggett and Billy Kidd

Jeanette Gipson Baker, Patsy Kleinegger Drake and Chuck Parker

L-R Chuck Parker, Peggy Woods White, Jimmy White, and Charles "Bo" Drake with his back to the camera

John Dulany, Jeanette Gipson Baker, Roy Baggett & Jim Gritzbaugh