September 5, 2017

Wow! Our most challenging stone (one of our own!) gets a makeover.

July 31, 2017

Look around the cemetery.  You can see history right there in the headstones - thin, curved-top stones that are so weathered you can't see the dates; huge monuments for important town families; and modern stones still in perfect condition with a bed of beautiful flower...

April 22, 2017

I receive calls to clean headstones – moss, lichen, ground in dirt all detract from the beauty of the stone, leaving it looking forgotten….or does it? 

My uncle is a very nature-focused man:  he has an immense vegetable garden; he works with wood and stone.  He is an ar...

January 3, 2017

Many of us remember trekking to the cemetery as kids – impatient while our parents planted flowers at relatives’ gravestones or dropped off a basket for Memorial Day.  We might have wondered why we bothered to go to great-aunt Edna’s grave:  she died 50 years ago, didn...

September 8, 2016

In the United States, most people plant at Memorial Day - usually geraniums.  But by mid-summer, they're either dried out (if families plant and just hope there is enough rain!) or what my mom calls "get leggy", that is, long stems with not too many flowers at the end....

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