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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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Alexander M. Benson

Alexander was a mariner and died very young.  His baby daughter is buried next to him.  Little Mary C. died when she fell into a pan of boiling water.  Alex died two years later of a sudden hemorrhage of the … Continue reading

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Tompkins Family

With all the broken bottles around the Tompkins’ plot, their headstones were clearly one of the favorite targets for the purpose of breaking bottles and destroying their family’s ability to visit the grave and remember them.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” … Continue reading

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Veterans Interred in Clark’s Cemetery

There is now a listing of Civil War and Spanish American War Veterans interred in Clark’s Cemetery.  It is listed on the main menu as “Veterans”.

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Falling Limbs

Today we visited Clark’s Cemetery to see what we needed to do tomorrow.  We were very happy with the work Councilor Jamie O’Hara and his crew did! We found two limbs that had fallen very near headstones.   Close call for … Continue reading

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Work Continues in First Parish & Clark’s

Yesterday, City Council Member at Large, Jamie O’Hara and his landscaping crew were back in First Parish Burial Ground and Clark’s Cemetery for the second time this year.  Their first task was to rough cut the large overgrown area, so … Continue reading

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