Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday at the cemetery

We went to the cemetery today.  I used the weed eater until the battery ran out.  I have two batteries, but someone used one yesterday and did not recharge it.  I got some of the weed eating done, but I can go back after work through the week and finish that.

George set one broken stone, JR set one broken stone, and George filled in the two graves that needed more dirt.  It looks much better.  I am really glad to get the two broken stones reset and the Leathers children's stone back where it belongs.

Taken 5/18 before weed eating machine.

The stone on t he right is the William Cox stone that was broken and there was a hole around it where something had been digging.

Weeds be gone.  Stone on the left in the back is the broken one JR reset.  It is the J McNiel stone.

On the right is the William Cox stone reset in cement

The Leather's graves filled in and the stone relaid on top of new soil.  We dug out some of the stacked stones and put them around the graves.

J McNiel stone reset in cement.

Kids going back to the house. Papa and Grandma did most of this.  We were down there about 4 hours.  Jr came down with the kids just as we were finishing up.  He stayed all of 15 minutes, but he did help a little with some heavy lifting.

This stone had the date 1853 hand carved on it but nothing more.  This is the earliest date in the cemetery.


Sister--Three said...

I want the 1853 stone for my birthday.

Sister--Three said...

Do you think those stacked stones are a grave or seats for funerals?

Winnie Sneed said...

This is an awesome undertakin(teehee), but seriously, I am so proud of you all for doing this. It is really looking great.

Erin said...

maybe that's when the cem was EST. ? 1853

The 4th Sister said...

undertaking.....That's MY cousin!

Sister--Three said...

Undertaking so...Fleta is the Undertaker!

Winnie Sneed said...

Do we still have Powell family in Moore Oklahoma?

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