Mailing List:2001-06-14 01, Re: Cleaning Head Stones, by Gregory L. Cote

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From: Gcote -at- hrn.ssi.net Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Cleaning Head Stones Date: 14 Jun 2001 09:13:56 CST/CDT Check out this website: <a href="http://www.savinggraves.com/index.htm">http://www.savinggraves.com/index.htm</a> It is devoted to repair, restoration, and upkeep of old gravesites. One of our local Boy Scouts is considering a project along these lines, and we have been checking out local resources. Local monument companies can also be a good source of information. Greg Cote TR>Hello Holly, TR>To address your query on the repair of headstones: On the advice of a TR>stone-cutter andmonument retailer several years ago, recommended were PR-7 TR>and PR-10 epoxy (color black and white). Nancy and I have used this process TR>with incredible results. The bond on both slate and marble is extremely TR>strong and appearance is very good. Excess can be carefully sanded for a TR>better look. TR>I couldn't begin to relate the feeling of accomplishment when one takes an TR>old Cemetery with stones lying about, some broken from time and mischief, TR>then to carefully reinvest it with the care that our ancestors would have TR>wished. I've often thought that groups of concerned persons ought to band TR>and begin the revitalization of our national disgrace, the wretched TR>condition of our cemeterys. Could "Adopt A Cemetery" be a catch phrase? TR>Regards, TR>Larry Tracy Jr. TR>Kennebunkport, Maine TR>----- Original Message ----- TR>From: "Holly Whitney" <hollysw47 -at- yahoo.com> TR>To: <WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com> TR>Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:09 PM TR>Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Cleaning Head Stones TR>> I spend sometime last month taking photos of family haedstone. Some TR>> were very well kept up others were damaged and/or very dirty. My TR>> question is the proper way to clean and repair these headstones. So no TR>> more damage is done??? I read somewhere about things to take with you TR>> when viewing headstones. Have no idea where. Can anyone help me???? TR>> TR>> I also have some very old documents that I need to preserve. We would TR>> like to read these with out haveing to touch them and do anymore damage TR>> to them. Years ago I was told to encase them in plastic. Will this harm TR>> the documents??? HELP!!!! TR>> TR>> Holly TR>> TR>> __________________________________________________ TR>> Do You Yahoo!? TR>> Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 TR>> a year! <a href="http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/">http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/</a> TR>> TR>> to: IN:tracycomm -at- loa.com cc: IN:whitney-L -at- rootsweb.com


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