Sunday, July 18, 2010

Who's Buried Next To Charlie Parker?



So Nina and I were out and about on Saturday and on a whim, I took her to see Charlie Parker's grave. She'd never been and every Kansas Citian should make the pilgramage at least once.

We were surprised to see a very fresh grave without a tombstone next to his.

His mother is buried just to his right.

Who is in the grave to his left? Does anyone know?

7 comments:

Satyavati devi dasi said...

That is one hot mess. I cannot believe they'd leave a grave looking half-covered and half-filled like that.

That is totally pathetic.

emawkc said...

I don't know who's buried there, but if I had to guess I'd say it's Funkhouser's political career.

Happy In Bag said...

I fully expect to be corrected by a true jazz authority, but I believe that until 2009 a tree stood in that spot. That "grave" is actually a rotting stump.

Anonymous said...

Happy In Bag. There was not a tree where this new grave is. Here is a link to a picture showin g that.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=1426&PIpi=6238205

I Travel for JOOLS said...

Satyavati - actually at a cemetery near me, they all look like that or worse shortly after burial. Can you imagine the angst of families who visit the graves soon after. Been there done that and it's gut wrenching.

Faith said...

Damn! I was really hoping HIB had come up with the solution! But yeah, those photos Anony linked to are from 2007. No tree.

Also, very odd to find someone commemorating a lost tree with a bunch of flowers..or flower mulch, as it were. :/

Anonymous said...

Faith? You're hot!