March 6, Harvard pen.
Snow starting to go away.
March 4, grave is clear of, but surrounded by snow.
March 3, snow must have melted off the grave stone, then a dusting recovered it. A few new items, a rock, some coins, and 3 nip bottles in the snow on the large grave stone.
March 2, 2022. Kerouac’s friend, Sammy Sampas (Sebastian G. Sampatacacus), died on this date in 1944. He was killed by wounds received during the Battle of Anzio, where he served as an army medic.
Sammy and Jack had a very close friendship, and Jack eventually married Sammy’s sister Stella.
A March 1943 letter from “Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters 1940-1956” –
You magnificent bastard! I was just thinking about you, and all of a sudden, I feel
very GAY! (TURN!)
I was thinking, in a flash of glory, about all the things we’ve done!!!–and all the others we’re going to do!
AFTER THE WAR, WE MUST GO TO FRANCE AND SEE THAT THE REVOLUTION GOES WELL! AND GERMANY TOO! AND ITALY TOO! AND RUSSIA!
For 1. Vodka
Thanks to https://thedailybeatblog.blogspot.com/ and Rick Dale for the above info.
Photo by Jennifer Platt-Ure, from earlier in February.
February 28, snow. Snow. Always snow.
The note disap”pear”ed.
February 27 – “Leave and orange + Jack will…” The bottom of the note said “a pear”. The paper was frozen to the stone, so I couldn’t get it off to photograph the whole thing.