Category Archives: General

The Winter Project

When it is too cold to work IN the cemetery, I work ON the cemetery.  I sit with my I pad on my lap and scan Gloucester vital records, page by page, looking for burials that are not recorded in … Continue reading

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New Year

2018 is starting to look like a banner year for Clark’s Cemetery.  Awesome Gloucester provided a $1000 micro grant to but a tripod for lifting heavy monuments.  The Gloucester Cemetery Advisory Committee was awarded $9600 for restoration projects in First … Continue reading

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Second Parish Burial Ground

I visited Second Parish (The Ancient Cemetery) today.  Started out warm and sunny, then the heavens opened and we had a steady rain.  It was a fun walk in the woods and interesting to walk an old cart path.  One … Continue reading

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Visibility

Today I got after the Japanese Knotweed between Clark’s property line (rock wall) and the railroad track fence to increase the visibility to the prime party spot at Grant’s Tomb.   If you would like an easy way to help … Continue reading

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Wetlands Buffer Zone

Today I met with Bill Manuell of Wetlands & Land Management (978) 777-0004 to determine the extent of the wetlands buffer zone in the cemetery.  The buffer zone just barely crosses over the property line.  I’m very appreciative of him … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Mailbox?

The morning after the Awesome Gloucester micro-grant presentation one of the presenters found this document in her mail box. Click on the images to view them full size.

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Third Time Was Not the Charm.

Last night the Gloucester Cemetery Advisory Committee tried for the third time to get an Awesome Gloucester Micro-Grant.  Sadly, Clark’s Cemetery did not receive the grant.  This just means the presentation needs to be modified to better entice the foundation’s … Continue reading

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Busy Days

Last few days have been busy.  We leveled the base for Sydney Woodbury.  Now I need to find someone with a tripod and a couple of straps to lift the monument in place.  I whacked a lot of Knotweed while … Continue reading

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One Nickel At A Time

Generating money for supplies is always a challenge.  We do get donations from time to time, and for that we are always grateful.  When the partiers don’t smash their bottles on the gravestones we collect them.  Every nickel helps…

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Roots

Spotted our  first snake in the cemetery today.  I don’t know what kind it was, but he was relocated to First Parish. One of the monuments that I have wanted to repair since starting this project is Sydney Woodbury. The top … Continue reading

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