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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."

Monday, September 3, 2012

Honoring My Paternal Grandfather, Winfield Scott Limes, on this Labor Day 2012

I didn't want Labor Day 2012 to pass without taking a moment to honor my paternal grandfather and my personal hero, Winfield Scott Limes, who worked so hard to keep Ohio's labor movement going during its early days at the dawn of the Twentieth Century. 

I devoted about three months researching the work history of my grandfather's life and learned so much more than I ever imagined about his role in the creation of the Wood, Wire & Metal Lathers' Union in Columbus, Ohio and during his later years living in Lorain, Ohio.  He was a 50+ year card carrying union member at his death.  He fought for better working conditions and a living wage for those in the lathing trade. 

He was the business agent for Local #171 in Lorain County at the time of his death in 1959.  In his obituary, he is quoted as saying:  "From the beginning of his union membership 57 years ago Limes 'always knew the labor movement would amount to something.' He had been a lather for 60 years, starting in Columbus at age 17 to assist his father, a plasterer." 

I hope you enjoy reading about the life of my grandfather, Winfield Scott Limes.  I know if he were here today, he would feel that his comments made so long ago were right on the mark; that the labor movement did, indeed, "amount to something.".

Happy Labor Day & Sharing This Update about the Product D2

First, I would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Labor Day today!  

Labor Day is a day set aside to honor all those who labor obviously.  So, to learn more about the history of Labor Day click on the title which links to the  U. S. Department of Labor's website where you can read a chronolocgial account of how this national holiday got started.  There certainly are some fascinating historical facts to ponder as we prepare to enjoy our activities in the company of friends and family.

On the subject of "Labor" today, I would also like to share this information provided by Mr. Jonathan Appell, particularly with those whose work is focused on gravestone restoration.  His comments are posted under the category of "Gravestone and Monument Preservation" on the website:  "linkedin."

"There has been some recent confusion about the status of the product D2 Biological Cleaning Solution. After a minor issue with bottling it is now available at the following locations.

I do not normally like to endorse specific products, but D2 is unique. It has performed very favorably with the testing conducted by the NCPTT, and I have employed it in my workshops and projects for many years."

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Cemetery Preservation Supply LLC Dallas, TX : 214 926-4175 http://www.gravestonecleaner.com/contact-us-3/

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Thank you Jonathan for this update.  

And, thank you 'saveagrave.net' for the additional information about your discount offered on limeworks.us