A Mississippi man became well known in his hometown for his open display of love for his late wife, and has erected a loving memorial in her honor. Charles “LaLa” Evans and his wife Louise enjoyed nearly 59 years of marriage before her passing in 2011 but has turned their home into a virtual museum of love.
As reported by the Huffington Post, Evans had designs on creating a space to house the photographs from his years with Louise but was sidetracked only slightly by her death. Just two months after the passing, Evans went to work and put his all into showcasing the devotion he continues to have for his high school sweetheart.
The Huffington Post writes:
After hanging up over 1,000 photos and displaying videos of happy times through the house, Evans named the museum “LaLa and Louise Land.”
The touching tribute became popular in Evans’ native Starkville, Mississippi where he is well-known by locals after serving for 30 years as one of the first black mailmen and then as a shuttle bus driver for Mississippi State University.
Even the rock band Mutemath came to know of Evans. Members were so moved by the tribute they wanted to share the love story of LaLa and Louise in their music. Their latest music video, aptly titled “Monument,” was filmed in the museum, with Evans happily dancing through the various rooms of the house.
Watch Mutemath’s “Monument” video in the clip below.
SOURCE: Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty