Archive for July 7th, 2011

Klemencic (2)


Recently, I went with the Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society to St. Paul Cemetery in Euclid. The official reason for our visit was to see the grave markers for the Collinwood School fire victims there as well as a few other important Collinwood residents. There is also a proposal within the diocese to move some or all of the vault at St. Paul Cemetery elsewhere.


Vault (3)


Unfortunately, our plans for photography were thwarted by the terrible drainage in the cemetery. It hadn’t rained in a few days when we got there, but large sections of the cemetery were muddy, saturated, or covered with puddles. Some of the flat stones were covered with inches of water, and a few stones were sinking. One of the men we were visiting with had formerly worked on maintenance in the cemetery, and he stated that, at least once, they had accidentally damaged a vault while digging a new grave, and the vault released a torrent of water that had accumulated inside. I absolutely shudder at the thought of what all that water is doing underground.

Flooded stones



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