All YouTube videos go live at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. Join the LIVE CHAT! The chat lasts as long as the video plays. Let’s hang out!! Meet Dianne, who not only volunteers to repair headstones with the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, but her grandfather founded the organization. Her grandfather, Leon Dean, was an EnglishContinue reading “Why Does Dianne Volunteer to Repair Headstones??”
The woman from the Vermont Old Cemetery Association and I were talking shop about different aspects of cemeteries. I called them “Grave Conversations” because we touched on many subjects whilst standing in Elmwood Avenue Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont. Some of the topics covered were: -D2 cleaning solution required by the federal government -Bronze disc markersContinue reading “Grave Conversations”
“About VOCA: The Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCA) was founded in 1958 to encourage the restoration and preservation of neglected and abandoned cemeteries in the State of Vermont… Some Things We Do: …Our members are constantly working in all parts of the state, in cemeteries large and small, righting and cleaning grave markers, clearing brush,Continue reading “Vermont Old Cemetery Association Information”
I spent that incredibly hot and humid Saturday filming the work the Vermont Old Cemetery Association was doing to repair and clean headstones. Those volunteers worked solidly all of those four hours! In today’s video, you’ll see the fruits of their labor on this headstone. It’s clamped very well to make sure it stays together.Continue reading “Repaired & Clamped Headstone”
I am taking this opportunity to thank the Vermont Old Cemetery Association for being amenable to my filming their back-breaking work. I spent the morning, 8am to Noon, with the people who volunteer for the Vermont Old Cemetery Association. We were in Elmwood Avenue Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont. I watched and filmed them repairing andContinue reading “Cleaning Headstones: Vermont Old Cemetery Association”
I decided to walk a section I had never visited before at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont. As I did so, I discovered a small crypt designed for two people to lie side-by-side. It appeared to be created from Barre granite, which is a light gray granite. Sturdy, solid, permanent and screams “forever”.
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, “[i]t was first used in 1806 and contains 27 graves.” During the filming, I incorrectly stated I thought this was the Reynolds Cemetery. I discovered with some more research that this is the Reynolds-McGregor Cemetery. Both are in Alburgh.
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, this cemetery was first used in 1803 and it contains over 300 graves. From New Haven, Vermont government site: “West Cemetery is located on Field Days Road This cemetery is rarely used any more and contains numerous paupers graves from earlier years. The Town now maintains the cemetery.”-https://www.newhavenvt.com/index.asp?SEC=FF76E67E-A17F-4E15-A4D9-3AF9197F1B54&DE=6609ED74-B756-4E44-BCF1-C24D443D4169&Type=B_BASIC
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, the actual name of this cemetery is the West Hill Cemetery. First used in 1803, there are 750 graves. The cemetery is sandwiched between Weybridge Road (Route 23) and Quaker Village Road. The entrance is where those two roads converge. From there, it V’s back where the areaContinue reading “Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!”
This cemetery was first used in 1820 and it contains a bit more than 250 graves, according to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association. The cemetery is also known as the Calvary Cemetery. The ground is very uneven and was a bit challenging to walk. Grave monuments were leaning and a variety of headstones had fallen.Continue reading “East Berkshire Episcopal Cemetery”