Long Long Winter

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Long Long Winter

What a long winter!!!!! Even though we could not work outside,  Beyond The Gravestone has been busy preparing for the season. Over the winter’s break we have attended a number of training sessions and cemetery related events. These include: Connecticut Gravestone Network’s Christmas Bazaar in December  and Spring Symposium in March, the Connecticut Cemetery Association spring vendor show, and the International Cemetery Preservation Summit held in Niagara Falls New York in April. We are excited to get outside,  meet some wonderful people, and help preserve some great pieces of...

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Buxton Cemetery,Bedford, NY

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Buxton Cemetery,Bedford, NY

Will and I have spent our time these past few months working on a large restoration project headed by ” The Friends of Bedford Burying Grounds,”  in Bedford, NY.  Thus far, we have been commissioned to restore various stones in the Catholic, Buxton, Lounsbery, and Sarles cemeteries. Bedford, NY, has 30 cemeteries in all.      CLARA STONE, BEFORE, BUXTON CEMETERY  CLARA STONE,  DURING, BUXTON CEMETERY    CLARA STONE,  DURING, BUXTON CEMETERY          CLARA STONE,  AFTER, BUXTON CEMETERY     Article from the “Friends of the Bedford Burying...

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Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN, of Newport, Rhode Island.

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN, of Newport, Rhode Island.

Spending the summer restoring and cleaning the family plot of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN, of Newport, Rhode Island.      Matthew Perry – Early Life & Career: Born at Newport, RI, on April 10, 1794, Matthew Calbraith Perry was the son of Captain Christopher Perry and Sarah Perry. In addition, he was the younger brother of Oliver Hazard Perry who would go on to earn fame at the Battle of Lake Erie. The son of a naval officer, Perry prepared for a similar career and received a warrant as a midshipman on January 16, 1809. A young man, he was assigned to the schooner...

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Plot Care This Week!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Plot Care This Week!

                   Will and I were recommended by Potters Funeral Home; to straighten and clean the stones, and to remove overgrown plants in this existing plot; prior to a funeral on Tuesday. Betsy was very happy not to have to worry if her family plot was up to...

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Before and After Pictures In Storrs Cemetery

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Before and After Pictures In Storrs Cemetery

We were The Reverend Dr. Leslie Kennard Settled Supply Pastor Our Settled Supply Pastor at our church, The First Congregational Church of Coventry, hired us to clean her late husbands stone this week. It was so rewarding to make the site perfect for her. We have been witness to her coping with her grief and hoped that cleanup of the stone helped her heal in some little way. We do love her so.  Blessings, Lisa &...

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A Statue Repair of a Beautiful Family Relic

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

A Statue Repair of a Beautiful Family Relic

   Late fall of 2012, Will & I were contacted to come down to Westport, CT to assess a statue that was broken during tree removal after the hurricane Sandy that hit CT. This marble statue has been in the family for at least 3 generations now. The owner was heartbroken when he found it cracked in half on the ground.  This stone is sculpted into a lovely feminine shape; its free flowing form is quite captivating. After assessing the sculpture we secured it off the ground for the winter months, and waited for warm weather. We made the trip back to Westport on a beautiful day in early...

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