Hey, what are those strange markings spotted on the curbs of Grand View today?
All new Lot & Tier Number Guides! (You know, like normal cemeteries have.)
Volunteers extraordinaire LaRae and Charmaine (with an assist from SVH) worked five full days last week on the project.
They used new and improved sectional maps (created by LaRae, which will be available online here shortly) to pinpoint lot and tier numbers along the cemetery roadside before spray painting the numbers on the curb using stencils.
Anyone who has tried to find a grave without these guides will tell you just how difficult that has been, so we're very excited and grateful to our Curb Team for making this high-priority wish-list item a reality. Thank you ladies!
Today's opening was rather leisurely, with about 50 cars of visitors between 12 noon and 3:45 p.m. (when we close gates to incoming cars to ensure we can close by 4 p.m.) The weather started out June-Gloomy but it soon warmed up close to 70 degrees and the sun even popped out.
With nightly watering and weekly mowing, the lawns are looking wonderful. Many of the sections still have a lot of markers that need hand trimming or weed-whacking. Thank you to volunteers such as brothers Tom and Frank Dowens who have been helping us out with that. They're very fast, I didn't even get a photo of them in action. I'll get them one of these days!