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warpig
08-18-2010, 10:06 PM
I used to dig graves for 4.50 an hour 22 yrs ago. We got by, not lavishly but no one went cold or hungry.

Gingersnap
08-18-2010, 10:20 PM
Dude! This is such a Lounge thread!

Tell us all about it. On my walk this morning, I cruised by the garden cemetery and I saw about 15 grave-liners stored at trhe back of the property.

Tell everything. Crazy memorials, ghosts, phantom weirdness - sacrilege. Dish! :D

NJCardFan
08-18-2010, 10:29 PM
Must have been a real dead job, eh? What shift did you work?

Gingersnap
08-18-2010, 10:32 PM
Must have been a real dead job, eh? What shift did you work?

Grave-digging is strictly an daylight job out here.

Bubba Dawg
08-18-2010, 10:34 PM
I dug the grave for my nephew. He was cremated and I figured How hard could it be?

The ground in South Georgia was so hard it took almost an hour!!! :eek:

Almost killed me. I went and got a maddock to dig it. Summer heat. Jeez.....

Rockntractor
08-18-2010, 10:40 PM
It is easiest to do with a post hole auger. They stand there for all eternity!

warpig
08-18-2010, 10:41 PM
Gypsy funerals were the most fun. Once the casket was in the ground they broke out the grills and tables. We had one where they played the theme from the Godfather over and over during the graveside service. All of them were getting drunk on Absolute and cranberry (cranbury :D) juice, they threw money into the grave while we trying to get the casket covered. They broke out food, grills, got a generator out for the band to plug into. Funeral was at 12:00 by 4pm there had been one heart attack and a knifing, one guy got in his 4x4 and drove off wrecking monuments. The police showed up finally to escort them out. The next day the clan leader showed up and tossed the owner a roll of 100's to pay for the damages.
Good times.

warpig
08-18-2010, 10:48 PM
The one where I worked is the one in Ft.Worth where Oswald is buried and they used for the scene in JFK.
At least twice a week someone whould drive in and ask where is Osw............we got to where they didn't even get the name out, we'd just point in the direction they wanted.

NJCardFan
08-18-2010, 10:59 PM
Grave-digging is strictly an daylight job out here.

Wow Ginger. Are you part blonde?

Gingersnap
08-18-2010, 11:58 PM
Wow Ginger. Are you part blonde?

Natural redhead but I live right by a garden cemetery and go there often. It's beautiful. I have seen one Gypsy funeral and it was surreal. I just walked by but it was still going strong at the grave site 2 hours later.

The most creepy thing I ever saw there was totally mundane. Somebody had attached a Smiley Face balloon to a grave along with a solar-powered spot light. In the day, it was creepy but at night it was unholy.

They remove all that stuff once a month at this cemetery.

lacarnut
08-19-2010, 12:21 AM
Gypsy funerals were the most fun. Once the casket was in the ground they broke out the grills and tables. We had one where they played the theme from the Godfather over and over during the graveside service. All of them were getting drunk on Absolute and cranberry (cranbury :D) juice, they threw money into the grave while we trying to get the casket covered. They broke out food, grills, got a generator out for the band to plug into. Funeral was at 12:00 by 4pm there had been one heart attack and a knifing, one guy got in his 4x4 and drove off wrecking monuments. The police showed up finally to escort them out. The next day the clan leader showed up and tossed the owner a roll of 100's to pay for the damages.
Good times.

I worked as Grounds Supervisor many years ago. A large gypsy monument was installed for a Queen. She must have been big shit because there were cars from states thousands of miles away. This was not a funeral; just a big monument coming from Georgia. Between them drinking, they tried to put tables and chairs out. Told them they could not do that. Five o'clock rolled around and I tried to get them to leave. They would not leave. The manager decided to lock the gates cause a couple of the drunks were driving their cars on the grass. He called police. One of the women offered the manager a screw job if he would open the gates and let them leave. He turned her down. The police came and allowed them to leave with just a warning.

After interment, Gypsies believe that their spirit will travel the face of the earth for 7 years. So, they do weird things like putting money in the casket, put wine and fruit on the grave site. I told my men don't eat or drink anything that is not been sealed. As soon as gypsies hit the front gate, my men would razoo the cigs, wine and fruit.

Articulate_Ape
08-19-2010, 12:29 AM
I still dig graves, but it's more of a hobby. That's all I'm going to say about that.

lacarnut
08-19-2010, 12:36 AM
I still dig graves, but it's more of a hobby. That's all I'm going to say about that.

No markers. Correct.

Articulate_Ape
08-19-2010, 12:43 AM
No markers. Correct.

I'm afraid that I have no idea what you are talking about. :confused:

lacarnut
08-19-2010, 01:04 AM
I'm afraid that I have no idea what you are talking about. :confused:

No Grave Markers/headstones. Where the bodies of your enemies are buried.:rolleyes:

Gingersnap
08-19-2010, 09:41 AM
My morning walk takes me by a cemetery and it's starting to stay dark later now. Today, I noticed that somebody else had installed a solar spot light on a grave. It was violet, too. :eek:

namvet
08-19-2010, 09:57 AM
its PC today



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FlaGator
08-19-2010, 10:32 AM
Grave-digging is strictly an daylight job out here.

That depends. If you're digging to put something in it, then it is a day time job. If you are digging to take something out, then it is definitely a night time occupation.

obx
08-19-2010, 10:34 AM
I heard that when they buried Ted Kennedy, they had to flush twice.
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Articulate_Ape
08-19-2010, 10:48 AM
I heard that when they buried Ted Kennedy, they had to flush twice.

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noonwitch
08-19-2010, 11:46 AM
I still dig graves, but it's more of a hobby. That's all I'm going to say about that.


Don't tell me, your name is really Jerry Cruncher!

Articulate_Ape
08-19-2010, 03:05 PM
Don't tell me, your name is really Jerry Cruncher!

Nah, Jerry took 'em out of the graves.

lacarnut
08-19-2010, 03:39 PM
When I worked at the cemetery, a court order was issued to dig someone up that had been buried for years and do an autopsy. My boss asked me if I wanted to watch. I told him hell no. So, he supervised digging the grave and removing the casket.

NJCardFan
08-19-2010, 08:00 PM
Natural redhead but I live right by a garden cemetery and go there often. It's beautiful. I have seen one Gypsy funeral and it was surreal. I just walked by but it was still going strong at the grave site 2 hours later.

The most creepy thing I ever saw there was totally mundane. Somebody had attached a Smiley Face balloon to a grave along with a solar-powered spot light. In the day, it was creepy but at night it was unholy.

They remove all that stuff once a month at this cemetery.
You still don't get the "what shift did you work" joke do you.