Poor David's Pub owner David Card fought a costly 3
-year legal battle to obtain Lee Harvey Oswald's original tombstone.
hopes The Sixth Floor Museum
will want to acquire and display it.
Three and a half years ago, I wrote about David Card
and the legal quest he
had begun to reclaim Oswald's original tombstone.
If Card's name rings a bell, it's because he's Poor David
, the owner of venerable Poor David's Pub
even poorer now after almost four years of legal wrangling over the stone.
said Tuesday, placing his
hands on the gravestone, displayed for my benefit in the dark, daytime emptiness of Poor David's Pub
The confidential legal agreement with Historic Auto Attractions owner Wayne Lensing prevents Card from disclosing any details or disparaging anyone.
has hoped all along that The Sixth Floor Museum
will want to acquire and display the tombstone.
But its clouded legal status has prevented any serious discussion till now.
In the meantime, he's
considering what he
called a "Day of Display" at Poor David's
or some other Cedars area location.
"I'd like to do it to thank the many people who supported me on this," he
"They knew the stress and financial strain I was under."
won't disclose his
"Just say it was brutal," he
never wavered in his
determination to get the stone back to Texas and to Dallas.
"I was the only one with the legal standing and the financial means to fight for it," he
said, "Everyone who goes into The Sixth Floor and sees it and photographs it will be grateful it is where it is."