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2011 Thomas Gleaves Cemetery cleaning
96 photos
Graves are in there somewhere!
Graves are in there somewhere!
It does not take long to grow!
It does not take long to grow!
Cleaning this will be a problem!
Cleaning this will be a problem!
Another tree down!
Another tree down!
Area where Thomas Gleaves is buried!
Area where Thomas Gleaves is buried!
Strong winds took the top out of the middle tree!
Strong winds took the top out of the middle tree!
Plenty of chiggers and ticks!
Plenty of chiggers and ticks!
Another fallen tree!
Another fallen tree!
Owen weed eats a path for photographer.
Owen weed eats a path for photographer.
Here he comes with his chainsaws!
Here he comes with his chainsaws!
Sawing with one hand!
Sawing with one hand!
Holds up log with grubbing hoe so he can saw without running his saw in the ground.
Holds up log with grubbing hoe so he can saw without running his saw in the ground.
This is a long one!
This is a long one!
"When I was 20 years old I wanted the biggest chainsaw I could find. Now at almost 72 yrs old I want the smallest!"
"Find a Grave" calls asking about the location of a gravesite.
Hope there aren't any snakes in there!
Hope there aren't any snakes in there!
OH! Man my back is killing me!
OH! Man my back is killing me!
Almost to the end of this one!
Almost to the end of this one!
What a Mess!
What a Mess!
Old Gate!
Old Gate!
Old Gate is in pieces!
Old Gate is in pieces!
Old gate and pieces of damaged fence!
Old gate and pieces of damaged fence!
Owen works on the entrance to install a temporery borrowed gate.
Owen works on the entrance to install a temporery borrowed gate.
Gate is so short vandals can jump over it!
Gate is so short vandals can jump over it!
Owen arrives at 8:00 A.M.
Owen arrives at 8:00 A.M.
Metro Nashville Public Works arrive, 9:15am!
Metro Nashville Public Works arrive, 9:15am!
Sheriff's crew arrives for Community Service Sentence
Sheriff's crew arrives for Community Service Sentence
Community Service workers arrive to serve their Court ordered sentence.
Community Service workers arrive to serve their Court ordered sentence.
Metro Nashville Public Works Trucks arrive!
Metro Nashville Public Works Trucks arrive!
Recieving tools and work assignments
Recieving tools and work assignments
Everyone is working!
Everyone is working!
Looking Better!
Looking Better!
Have to discuss this first
Have to discuss this first
That brush truck was a lifesaver
That brush truck was a lifesaver
Receiving tools and work assignments!
Receiving tools and work assignments!
Notice how small the borrowed gate is.  Will it keep vandals out?
Notice how small the borrowed gate is. Will it keep vandals out?
That is a chunk of log.
That is a chunk of log.
More logs!
More logs!
Even more logs!
Even more logs!
Pretty girl! Wonder how many ticks and chiggers bites she received.
Pretty girl! Wonder how many ticks and chiggers bites she received.
Taking a much deserved break in the shade!
Taking a much deserved break in the shade!
Short shorts did not stop this gal!
Short shorts did not stop this gal!
Those pretty legs got all scratched up!
Those pretty legs got all scratched up!
Metro employee in yellow shirt runs the grinder and makes sure workers are safe!
Metro employee in yellow shirt runs the grinder and makes sure workers are safe!
Another log is ground up!
Another log is ground up!
Owen struggles with broken fence to get to a fallen tree.
Owen struggles with broken fence to get to a fallen tree.
Fence damaged by falling tree!
Fence damaged by falling tree!
Owen works on cutting fallen tree!
Owen works on cutting fallen tree!
What next?
What next?
Cutting another log!
Cutting another log!
Hard to get to!
Hard to get to!
Weed eating a path to see what is back there.
Weed eating a path to see what is back there.
Can you find him?
Can you find him?
There he is!
There he is!
I like that hat!
I like that hat!
What a mess!
What a mess!
Looking better!
Looking better!
What is back here?
What is back here?
Man in yellow shirt, Metro worker is 61 years old.
Man in yellow shirt, Metro worker is 61 years old.
Waiting!
Waiting!
It takes only a few minutes.
It takes only a few minutes.
Owen brings in his gravely to work where their mowers can not cut!
Owen brings in his gravely to work where their mowers can not cut!
Look at that fence!
Look at that fence!
Two logs at a time, makes the work go faster.
Two logs at a time, makes the work go faster.
Careful!
Careful!
Resting while he waits!
Resting while he waits!
Not very happy!  Wonder what he did!
Not very happy! Wonder what he did!
Team Work!
Team Work!
Mowing with hand mow, almost impossible!
Mowing with hand mow, almost impossible!
Truck supervisor waits for work!
Truck supervisor waits for work!
Here comes work!
Here comes work!
A very good worker!
A very good worker!
Taking a break!  Woman in pig tails was fearful of working in a cemetery.
Taking a break! Woman in pig tails was fearful of working in a cemetery.
Owen gives out soft drinks from his cooler!
Owen gives out soft drinks from his cooler!
Taking a break!
Taking a break!
It is looking better!
It is looking better!
Still a lot to complete!
Still a lot to complete!
Our girl in short shorts is really a worker!
Our girl in short shorts is really a worker!
Let's trim that corner!
Let's trim that corner!
60 miles an hour in a 45 mile speed zone on a suspended license!  She was a good worker!
60 miles an hour in a 45 mile speed zone on a suspended license! She was a good worker!
OH! My, she gets those pretty legs scratched up a bit.
OH! My, she gets those pretty legs scratched up a bit.
Now, ain't that pretty?
Now, ain't that pretty?
Wow!  A lot different now!
Wow! A lot different now!
Almost finished!
Almost finished!
Owen and Lawrence Jackson discuss returning in September 2011.
Owen and Lawrence Jackson discuss returning in September 2011.
Cleaning up the last of the mess!
Cleaning up the last of the mess!
Owen places a lock on the gate that is supposed to not rust.  Cost $13.00 bucks!
Owen places a lock on the gate that is supposed to not rust. Cost $13.00 bucks!
Owen picks up old metal gate to take to the dump!
Owen picks up old metal gate to take to the dump!
Part of damaged fence
Part of damaged fence
Can you find the back fence?
Can you find the back fence?
Corner post was knocked down!
Corner post was knocked down!
Another view of the corner post!
Another view of the corner post!
About 40 feet of fence was destroyed. Posts standing in rear of cemetery.
About 40 feet of fence was destroyed. Posts standing in rear of cemetery.
Where is the fence?
Where is the fence?
No wonder the fence fell with that tree falling on it!
No wonder the fence fell with that tree falling on it!
Believed to be the gravesite of Thomas Gleaves. Lg monument fallen no transcriptions!
Believed to be the gravesite of Thomas Gleaves. Lg monument fallen no transcriptions!