It’s not a normal reaction to walk into a cemetery and get excited about a crew using heavy equipment. Well, that is what happened to me yesterday. A Gloucester DPW crew was working hard to remove debris from fallen trees.
One of these trees nearly knocked over the monument for the James Clark family.
Watching Tommy Nolan using what I’ll call the Knotweed Wacker 5000 was turning six-foot-tall Japanese Knotweed into matchsticks. Now we will be looking for volunteers to help rake and bag the vile weed. After being bagged, it will take a trip to an incinerator. This year will see the entire cemetery visible and will get a period-correct sign.