Exploring almost forgotten gravesites in Ohio

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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sharing Some "Before & After" D/2 Biological Solution Application Photographs of the Private John Limes Gravestone at the Good Hope Cemetery in Wayne Township, Fayette County, Ohio & A Reminder to Take Time to Consider the Footstone!


Below are un-retouched photographs taken at different times of the main gravestone for Pvt. John Limes at the Good Hope Cemetery in Good Hope, Wayne Township, Fayette County, Ohio.  

The marker sits in a base created by one of the township trustees in the late 1990s.  

There is a nice small size military footstone for John Limes directly in back of the main marker.  The footstone is a miniature version of an upright white marble marker issued by the Veterans Administration that we see at national cemeteries and for veterans at other cemeteries all across America.  Both appear to be original markers for John Limes who died in 1887.

Thanking Scott Andersen for his help by spraying D/2 Biological Solution on the main marker in March of 2014. 

As the photographs reveal, there had been some heavily darkened areas on the front of the main marker.  The D/2 Biological Solution has already greatly reduced the darkness of those areas in less than a year's time.    
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Following the "before and after" D/2 Biological Solution application photographs of the Pvt. John Limes gravestone is a close up photograph of the footstone at this gravesite.

Below the footstone photograph is a timely message from "Gravestone Guardians of Ohio" illustrating the importance footstones can hold.  It is particularly true when historical information is lacking on the main monument but was inscribed on the footstone -- such information may provide a veteran's war service details -- his rank, name of company and regiment, and the name of the state from which he served.   

So, here is our helpful reminder that as we walk through cemeteries to take some time and pause to read those often overlooked footstones!  You just never know what you might learn!




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  (Close up of John Limes' footstone below)
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"The Historical Importance of a Footstone"

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Limeworks.us Announces 10% Sale on D/2 Biological Solution Through March 31, 2015

Click HERE to access the Limeworks.us Store.
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Sharing from LimeWorks.us -- 10% sale on D/2 Biological Solution -- now through March 31, 2015.

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If you were planning to purchase D/2 Biological Solution for your Spring and Summer gravestone cleaning projects, this would be a great time to order. 

Be sure to supply the Code D2CEM15 when placing your order either online or by phone to receive your 10% discount (does not include shipping).

"Tested and used by the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs." 
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Click HERE for more information and to view a representative collection of "before" and "after" photographs of gravestones cleaned with D/2 Biological Solution. 

One example is shown below.

(Above Photograph courtesy of Limeworks.us)

from "Limeworks.us":
 
"Sprayed with D/2 Biological Solution Fall 2010. Photographed Spring 2011. No scrubbing or washing. Biodegradable, no bleach, no acid, no salts. Will not harm plants, stone or you."