After 35 years, 'mother, daughter, sister, wife and WWII veteran' memorialized
The grave of "On the Road" author Jack Kerouac's sister, Caroline Kerouac Blake, at Orlando's Greenwood Cemetery finally has a memorial, 35 years after her death. Greenwood Sexton Don Price sent in a link to a nice column in the Orlando Sentinel about the Kerouacs and their connections to Orlando. Blake was cremated and her remains were buried in the municipal cemetery in 1964; the marker was dedicated yesterday.
According to the column, the gravestone was placed thanks to the efforts of Bob Kealing, author of "Kerouac in Florida: Where the Road Ends," the Kerouac Writer's Project and Superior Design Monument Co. of Orlando. No photo of the monument is provided, but columnist Joy Wallace Dickenson describes Blake as a "mother, daughter, sister, wife and WWII veteran" who served in the Women's Army Corps.