The man who sent me the pictures of the roadside memorial with a copy of The Shack posted on a one-way pole, wrote me to fill in a bit more of the details:
There was a father and his little girl killed at this spot within the last 2 or possibly 3 years. Their first names are on the little cross that is in the background of one of the pictures of which I was not close enough to capture in detail. From where I was standing I was not able to see any last names on the cross. The details as I recall was that the father was either heading out or returning home after a trip for some ice cream with his little girl. They hit a truck and trailer unit that was turning into a driveway a little past the sign in the picture. I tried to call up the news story using several search variations, however was unsuccessful in obtaining any information.
Needless to say I was extremely intrigued by this and very excited to see a copy of The Shack attached to the little makeshift memorial. Amazing!!! I sure would be interested in knowing what kind of impact this had on the person or person(s) who attached the book to the sign post?
Wouldn’t we all? But some things we don’t get to know. I’m surprised the memorial had been there so long, especially with the fresh flower by it, unless the person bungee-cording the book to the post left it there. Who knows what Father might accomplish through a simple gesture…