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Weeping Angel in Waco

“Grief” discovered in
Waco’s Holy Cross Cemetery

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Waco TX - Holy Cross Cemetery Weeping Angel
Photo courtesy Charles Watson
Our thanks to Charles Watson for sending in these photos of the angel known as “Grief.” Our reference as “Number Five” is only due to our chronological coverage. From Mr. Watson’s description, we find that this statue had pre-planned reinforcement of hand and fingers – which may make it unique among its sisters.

Photographer's Note:
“Thank you for answering my inquiry about the Weeping Angel in Holy Cross Cemetery in Waco. The left arm and hand are intact. There is a brace from the hand back to the pedestal and there is a brace between the thumb and index finger that looks like a stick of chalk. They were both carved into the stone as part of the sculpture. I am attaching several photographs.

It's a shame that the hands get broken off these beautiful angels. The last time we saw the one in Denison, the hand had not been broken, and that was only a couple of years ago. I did find out that Emilio Davila and his wife Juanita, were born in Mexico, but at some point came to live in Texas and became successful merchants in the little town of Rosebud, south of Waco. This special angel, I think, attests to their earthly success, as it must have been expensive. Thanks for what you do to bring the forgotten history of Texas alive again.” - Charles Watson, Coldspring, Texas
Waco TX - Holy Cross Cemetery Weeping Angel
Photo courtesy Charles Watson
Waco TX - Holy Cross Cemetery Weeping Angel
Photo courtesy Charles Watson
Waco TX - Holy Cross Cemetery Weeping Angel
Photo courtesy Charles Watson
"I just researched the pictures of the four Angels in Denison, Houston, Dallas and Scottsville and I believe this one in Waco is the only one with exposed feet. The others all seem to have the gown draped over the feet. I thought that was interesting." - Charles Watson
Waco TX - Holy Cross Cemetery Weeping Angel hand
Photo courtesy Charles Watson
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Scottsville
The Glenwood Angel (left) and the Scottsville Angel
showing the vandalism to both left arms.

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