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Written By: Gary on April 17, 2005 No Comment

So I went over to Mount Olivet Cemetery this weekend. It’s a huge cemetery in Detroit. Part of it’s on the other side of Outer Drive and there’s a little tunnel that connects the two sides. It’s where my grandparents (from my mother’s side) were buried and my grandfather’s sister and his parents are also buried there. I took out my garden tools (which are limited since I only use them for days like today) and dug out around the stones and got rid of the grass that was covering the stones. I cleaned it all up and used some water to clean off the stones when I was done. I had never met my great-grandparents and I had never noticed that my great-grandfather died before my mother was born, some how I never realized this before… That’s been slightly disturbing to me the past few days.


I also dug around and cleaned up the two O’Neil tombstones that are practically right on top of ours. They are so close I actually went into the office once to see if they were somehow related. They were just so neglected, I think it’s because the stones have sunk so far it’s easy for the dirt and grass to get on them. My great-grandfather’s is almost as bad and his is lower then the other family members so I’m guessing that’s why. The writing on his is pretty faded, does anyone know if you can get tombstones re-engraved?

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