North Corner – Cleared !

After about 100 years, that North Corner (by Maxwell Dodge) is FINALLY CLEARED.  Hired a gentleman named Roy to do the clearing last weekend, then rented a chipper today, and four of us leveled three piles of brush.  Made mulch out of it.  One of the piles was a MONSTER pile,  probably as big as/bigger than Buster’s truck !  Four of us – Buster, Francine, Dave, Suzanne .   Totally consumed us today.    I hate thorns now.   We had some challenges but I never doubted for a second that we would not succeed (well, maybe just for a second)…..

I’d like to invite Buster, Dave, and Francine to add what they like about today; for me, when I was really tired, what kept running through my mind was a poem:

“Don’t Quit”

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

when you’re feeling low and the stress is high

and you want to smile but you have to sigh,

when worries are getting you down a bit

by all means rest — but don’t you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out.

A hidden gift in the clouds of doubt.

You never can tell how close you are –

it may be near when it seems so far.

So trust in yourself when you’re hardest hit –

It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit !

– Suzanne


Roy Duarte during cleaning. 3/4 of monster pile behind him.



Cleaning Up. That’s Buster and Francine. Of all of us, I think this project affected Buster the most. He was the “brains” and “Mr. Fix-It” 🙂

Published in: on February 27, 2010 at 7:01 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. This was very satisfying work. Exhausting, long hard labor but well worth it.

    What is most encouraging is that those graves in the Garcia corner/Hispanic corner can now see the light of day, even the ones we haven’t found yet. It was probably the most neglected corner of the cemetery for many years. Not any more.

  2. I am glad it is done and the cemetery is now cleared fenceline to fenceline. Thank God. After we completed the chipping my allergies were killing me. Too much dust, it was like being in a pollen storm and my body felt it all week.

  3. At this time I would like to thank Francine for helping us. -Buster

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