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Monday, May 27, 2013

Saving a Cemetery



Now that I have the ability of riding up to Browns (Laurel Hill Cemetery) whenever I want. I have been working on my project to save the cemetery and bring it back to life. Here is John Smith.
And here is John Brown.
 Set up some flower boxes and put flowers on some the graves.
Along with some bunting and ribbons on posts.
 Lots of grass to cut, weeds to pull along with tons of birch and oak saplings trying to take over the place.
I would like to take the time out to thank a few people who - without their help - this project wouldn't have been able to get off the ground: Roger and Kelly Edwards, Elaine Adams and Joann Mock. Thank you really doesn't even cover how grateful I am to all of them - they have helped my vision of restoring this cemetery come true.
All that is left to do - is keep up on the grass cutting and weed whacking. We also found more graves underneath all the weeds and saplings.
The cemetery hasn't looked this good in years...
I also put up a flag - I just hope that the party crowd leaves everything alone and respects the fact that this is indeed a cemetery and not a place to party.
 Old Glory standing guard over Laurel Hill Cemetery.

3 comments:

Joanne said...

A big 'thank you' to you, too, besides your friends, to take the time, love and respect to restore this old cemetery.

Fred V said...

Oh that's fantastic ... Truly a worthy project. Thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work. Even though I will never see the results in person I'm glad that people took the time to care!

Len said...

What a wonderful thing your doing here. Are there any family members of these souls still around that know what you have done here? Thats really something to fine a cemetery in the middle of nowhere. Great job Lisa.