Grave Care Business –
I take my continuing education of grave care and cemetery maintenance seriously. As part of my work and as part of my dedication to helping develop the Grave Care Business Course, I attempt to undertake one Formal Educational Experience & one Cemetery Research Trip each year.
This continuing education helps me maintain knowledge of current trends in grave care. Since I keep my knowledge up-to-date, I can continue to share that information with you.
Cemetery Research Trips
For my Cemetery Research trips, I always try to journey outside of my immediate area. I’m located in Eastern Tennessee. Therefore, I
take trips away from this area to study cemeteries.
One year, my trip took me to the New England states to study old colonial slate gravestones. Another trip took me to the highlands of Scotland to study grotesque carvings in 16th Century burying grounds. Still, another trip took me to the lava fields of Hawaii to study cemeteries that have been affected by volcanic activities.
This year, 2017, I ventured to a part of the World I’ve never visited before. I’ve studied the Cemeteries of Bermuda, but I’ve never been
southward toward the Caribbean. Last month, I was lucky enough to be offered an opportunity to spend several days in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
Cemeteries of The U.S. and British Virgin Islands
One of the most fascinating cemeteries I visited is called Moravian Cemetery.
Iguana In A Cemetery
As I wandered the tight isles of double-stacked burial crypts, I discovered
I needed to be cautious of Iguanas which roam the grounds. We certainly do not have Iguanas roaming the grounds of our local cemeteries in Tennessee.
I interacted with several cemetery maintenance people working in the
graveyard and learned about their methods of care in this cemetery.
Interesting Features of Virgin Island Cemeteries
Like in most cemeteries, sensitivity and respect must be present at all times as they are going about their work. The thing I found most fascinating about this cemetery were the hand written notes inscribed in concrete foot pads of each burial crypt. As you can imagine, these are highly personalized inscription. Therefore, utmost delicacy much be practiced when cleaning the graves and grooming the grass and the grounds of each cemetery plot.
Egyptian Revival Grave Crypt
During my stay in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, I found several notable examples of Egyptian Revival Grave Crypts. This is an excellent example of one of the finest Pyramid vaults I have seen. In particular, look closely at the top of the structure. You will see a wonderful Ankh placed at the top. The trees are drooping over the ankh making for cooling shade under the blazing Caribbean sunshine.
The Grave Care Business &
Grave Site Maintenance Business Course
I attempt to pour the knowledge I learn into the Grave Care Business Course. If you have ever thought about starting your own grave care business, I hope you consider purchasing the course
to help you get your business started and to help you grow a strong client base for your own Grave Care Business.
We are very passionate about proper maintenance and care within cemeteries. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are always happy to help.
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I wish you all the best.