It rises 35 feet from the ground, towering over the resting places of numerous souls from a century ago.
It is seductive and dangerously easy to climb.
For Bill Rucker, the tomb bearing his last name in big letters isn’t ceremonial or a ritual. Or a big deal. He says it’s mixed blessing.
“People say, ‘Are you part of THAT family?’” Rucker said. “I say, ‘Well, I was adopted and it was a long time ago, but yes.’ I like to play it down, even though I’m too old to be embarrassed about something I had nothing to do with.”