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March 7, 2017

Grave Digger

Very difficult it was back in the old days for the grave digger…before the days of the backhoe…it was hard work, especially in winter when the top layer of ground would freeze in the cold climate…they had to use a special tool or tools to loosen up the ground before digging…yes, they dug ‘em by hand when the ground was frozen, or in the heart of a blizzard, or in the pouring rain…even when it was hotter than you know what out…using a pickax and a shovel…they dug them for their friends, and for their relatives…and many even dug them for themselves…knowing that someday, perhaps soon, they too would need one… 8 feet long, 3 feet wide and 4 1/2 feet deep…the job itself creeps some people out…but, death is at the bottom of all things.