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    Posted: May/24/2020 at 09:56
Whitemarsh Memorial Park Cemetery - Ambler, Pennsylvania — Local ...

As some of you fellas know I used to work at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Ambler, Pennsylvania.  I can't believe it's been 12-13 years ago now. 





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This is the park on Memorial Day. My last day on that job was on Memorial Day in 2008. At the end of the weekend my last shift was picking up on these flagpoles and putting them on a wagon for storage until next year. It took two hours to pick up hundreds of these poles all around the park after closing time. 
















Whitemarsh Memorial Park - Cemetery | 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler ...

My buddy, Paul, and I weed-whacked 28,000 Memorial Plaques embedded in the ground all summer long. It would take us three weeks, eight hours a day. Then we started all over again. 

Later, we raked leaves for months. And did mowing. 






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Pretty place!

Happy Memorial Day!!!
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It was a beautiful place....I felt like I was working on a farm.....the boss was horrible....needed to be shot...but we really took pride in the place.....


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A very interesting story about the famous architect of this memorial monument....


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National Memorial Arch designed by Cret              Valley Forge, PA




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Cret turned this 1860s schoolhouse into a chapel at Whitemarsh Memorial Park....my buddy Paul and I used to mow all this lawn with mowers and weed-wackers and racked zillions of leaves all over this park. The big flat fields were mowed by tractors pulling flat mowers. 




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Right at this very spot in the grass I mowed over a nest of yellow-jackets and got stung about 18 times in two seconds!  Bucky







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I used to have to mow the perimeter of this water feature INSIDE THE FENCE....what a pain in the butt.....







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