is home to quite a "Lady". Many people have never heard of or
even witnessed her elegance. In the month of April she adorns
herself beyond compare. She embellishes herself with remarkable
grace and the waft of her fragrance can be noticed throughout
the streets. Age has not dampened this "Lady's" charm it has in
fact enticed many to specifically visit Tombstone.
Many things have been written
about our "Lady" here in Tombstone. Her history is steeped in
romance. Her "arms" have encompassed many a new and blooming love.
Her "roots" have held captive those who have found themselves
ever appreciative of just knowing her.
You too may visit with our
"Lady" here in Tombstone. She always welcomes you to her home
and encourages you to spend a little time enjoying her company.
She may not say much out loud, but do listen intently and you
can "hear" her story. Perhaps you may feel the love of the many
who have proclaimed their bond with each other under her "arms".
Try and picture the family and the joyous times they may have
shared in her presence. Picture the tables and chairs where afternoon
tea may have been served in her shadow. Listen and hear the children
who would have enjoyed playing on her carpet under the sun. All
this and more can be felt and observed in the back yard at the
Rose Tree Museum.
now you may have figured out that our "Lady" in Tombstone is the
White Lady Banks Rose. She has touched many a life in her days.
She found her way here to Tombstone in 1885 as a gift of love
to a new and yet homesick bride from Scotland. She found her way
into the hearts of that bride and her close friend as together
they placed her where she is today. A gentleman who wrote about
her and gave her a title that still applies today was touched
by her. And yet how appropriate that even today she still encompasses
those who's heart she has touched by being the leaning post to
their love. For under her arms, many a newlywed couple has exchanged
their vows of love and devotion to each other.
in Tombstone celebrate her life and love in the month of April
with the Rose Celebration. This year her attire and fragrance
will be felt for the 122nd time. Please join us on April 13th,
14th and 15th 2007 for fun and festivities befitting a proper
"Lady". Activities include a box lunch auction, parade and cakewalk.
And be sure and stop by the Rose Tree Museum and see our wonderful
"Lady" in Tombstone.