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John G. Gleaves Cemetery Repairs
April, 2008 repairs on cemetery
76 photos
Vandalism September 2006
Vandalism September 2006
Vandalism September 2006
Vandalism September 2006
Vandalism September 2006
Vandalism September 2006
Tom mows the cemetery
Tom mows the cemetery
Tom Gleaves mows prior to Owen's arrival
Tom Gleaves mows prior to Owen's arrival
Tom Gleaves mows as friend uses a weed eater
Tom Gleaves mows as friend uses a weed eater
Cleaning and mowing prior to resetting stones
Cleaning and mowing prior to resetting stones
Tom brought two men to help
Tom brought two men to help
Owen arrives
Owen arrives
His little red wagon is loaded down
His little red wagon is loaded down
Using a chain saw
Using a chain saw
Wonder why he does not paint his tractor red
Wonder why he does not paint his tractor red
Careful there
Careful there
Owen & George figure out how to lift the stone
Owen & George figure out how to lift the stone
They are a good team
They are a good team
Lift it slow Owen, George prepares to brace the stone
Lift it slow Owen, George prepares to brace the stone
Owen, George and Tom work to secure the stone so it will not fall
Owen, George and Tom work to secure the stone so it will not fall
There she goes!
There she goes!
Easy, line it up good
Easy, line it up good
Just a little bit more
Just a little bit more
Preparing the compound to make the stone stick to the base
Preparing the compound to make the stone stick to the base
Placing the compound on the base
Placing the compound on the base
Rolling snakes from the compound to base of tombstone
Rolling snakes from the compound to base of tombstone
Notice how the compound is placed to make it neat
Notice how the compound is placed to make it neat
Now it is in place- those stones are heavy
Now it is in place- those stones are heavy
Now the next one which is larger
Now the next one which is larger
It is lowered and checked to be sure it will fit correctly
It is lowered and checked to be sure it will fit correctly
George is glad for some help today
George is glad for some help today
Stone is placed on 4X4 blocks to enable compound to be place under it.
Stone is placed on 4X4 blocks to enable compound to be place under it.
Owen shows Fran a compound snake. We used to make these out of Mud.
Owen shows Fran a compound snake. We used to make these out of Mud.
Easy
Easy
Tom cleans off the excess compound
Tom cleans off the excess compound
Now for John G. Gleaves big stone. It is in two parts about 600 lbs each.
Now for John G. Gleaves big stone. It is in two parts about 600 lbs each.
Tombstone has settled into the ground. Owen uses a shovel to to make room for a medal bar to go under it.
Tombstone has settled into the ground. Owen uses a shovel to to make room for a medal bar to go under it.
Now Tom and George guide the stone as Owen lifts it with the tractor
Now Tom and George guide the stone as Owen lifts it with the tractor
Well they have it sitting straight up.
Well they have it sitting straight up.
Discussion
Discussion
There it goes up a little bit
There it goes up a little bit
Looking!!!
Looking!!!
George lays compound snakes on the base
George lays compound snakes on the base
George lays compound snakes on the base
George lays compound snakes on the base
Tom decides he will clean off the bottom of the tombstone so it will stick better.
Tom decides he will clean off the bottom of the tombstone so it will stick better.
That is a big guy to be down on the ground scrubbing the stone.
That is a big guy to be down on the ground scrubbing the stone.
This is the side that was on the ground, notice how dirty it is.
This is the side that was on the ground, notice how dirty it is.
Elizabeth S. Gleaves, Tom's mother watches the procedure
Elizabeth S. Gleaves, Tom's mother watches the procedure
And it is eased into place
And it is eased into place
Ah - Ha
Ah - Ha
Oscar Ray and Elizabeth Gleaves This is his family's resting place.
Oscar Ray and Elizabeth Gleaves This is his family's resting place.
Oscar Ray and Elizabeth Gleaves This is his family's resting place.
Oscar Ray and Elizabeth Gleaves This is his family's resting place.
Now to get the top part up there where it belongs
Now to get the top part up there where it belongs
Owen has made steel braces to go around the stone. It is bolted together
Owen has made steel braces to go around the stone. It is bolted together
Will it work?
Will it work?
Up she goes
Up she goes
Well now it is up straight . That is an accomplishment
Well now it is up straight . That is an accomplishment
Now the tripod is put together. Owen figured out how to do this over the winter months
Now the tripod is put together. Owen figured out how to do this over the winter months
When Owen comes up with an idea it usually works. I think the men are wondering.
When Owen comes up with an idea it usually works. I think the men are wondering.
Now they take it back to John G. Gleaves tombstone. This is made of steel and it is heavy
Now they take it back to John G. Gleaves tombstone. This is made of steel and it is heavy
It will have to be in the correct position for it to work.
It will have to be in the correct position for it to work.
Owen climbs up to put a pulley and chain on his contraption
Owen climbs up to put a pulley and chain on his contraption
It is lifted to place extentions on each leg.
It is lifted to place extentions on each leg.
Owen adjusts the pulley as George pulls the chain.
Owen adjusts the pulley as George pulls the chain.
And up she goes. Notice there are two pulleys.
And up she goes. Notice there are two pulleys.
Notice the frame around the stone.
Notice the frame around the stone.
Owen climbs to adjust the pulley over the lower part of the stone
Owen climbs to adjust the pulley over the lower part of the stone
In the future Vandals will be shot on sight.
In the future Vandals will be shot on sight.
It just might work!
It just might work!
Needs a little more adjustment
Needs a little more adjustment
Guiding it into place
Guiding it into place
Just a little bit more
Just a little bit more
Removing the frame.
Removing the frame.
Almost. Notice how tall this is. Owen is about 6ft. so the stone must be about 8ft.
Almost. Notice how tall this is. Owen is about 6ft. so the stone must be about 8ft.
George and Tom fix setting compound on a smaller stone
George and Tom fix setting compound on a smaller stone
What pleasure did the vandals get out of turning over all these stones?
What pleasure did the vandals get out of turning over all these stones?
Tom begins to take down the tripod.
Tom begins to take down the tripod.
And that is the work crew. George Wilkerson, Tom Gleaves, Charlie Beals, James Austin and Owen Gleaves
And that is the work crew. George Wilkerson, Tom Gleaves, Charlie Beals, James Austin and Owen Gleaves
All good men
All good men