The Meaning of Our Tears: The True Story of the Lawson Family Murders of Christmas Day 1929

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On a snowy Christmas Day in 1929 Charles Davis Lawson, a respected tobacco farmer in rural North Carolina,, murdered everyone in his family except one son. Since that time, in a small family cemetery lies a lonely a mass grave. On the tombstone the epitaph reads...

"Not now, but in the coming years,
It will be in a better land,
We'll read the Meaning of Our Tears,
and then sometime we'll understand."

This tale became one of the most mysterious stories of the century with the gruesome murder scene left intact for Depression Era tourists to visit and walk through.

Sixty years later, more than could ever be imagined surfaced from interviews with the elderly friends and family of the murderer and the Lawson family tragedy was documented in the original compelling 376 page collectible hard-cover edition. The beginning of this book sets the historical stage with true stories of the families involved, chronicles the lives of characters involved, and gives the reader a sense of what life was like in area. Of interest are other tragedies in that tested this family and preceded the mass murder.

Once you are fully engaged in the story, the actual crime is amazingly reconstructed for the reader using photographs, the information given by actual eye witnesses of the aftermath and the funeral attended by thousands. Few murders have ever had so much information come forward so long after the crime. Offered only in limited amounts and having become very collectible over the years, for the first time, the author is allowing this book to be offered in ebook form at an affordable price.

It is an unforgettable telling of a tragic crime with the "voices" of those interviewed woven into the fabric of the book which reads like a novel. If you enjoy true crime, history, and the unusual, you will love THE MEANING OF OUR TEARS.

The book continues into a questions answered section and gives previously unknown details about the movement of the the infamous John Dillinger as he visited the crime scene that became a popular Great Depression-era tourist attraction.

Don't miss this poignant and tragic true story of a father's twisted love and all that happened in its aftermath.

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