Gail Operates a Backhoe at a Cemetery

Aug 15, 2012 | 1 comment

Gail at Forest Lawn in Columbus, OhioAfter speaking yesterday at the Ohio Cemetery Association’s annual meeting in Columbus (and lots of glowing reviews) I got to test drive a honking big backhoe! What a rush that was (see video).

Forest Lawn Memorial Park hosted a field day, complete with lunch from the famous German Village restaurant Schmidt’s Sausage House. Nothing like getting fired up with brats and sauerkraut and operating heavy machinery! Apparently, the cemetery planned to re-landscape this particular part of the grounds.

The host of the event, Greg Villwock, took participants on a golf cart tour of the grounds. We checked out double crypts ($40,000) and family plots, a.k.a. private family gated estates. Thanks to all for a fascinating outing!

Testing a John Deere Backhoe


Double Crypt

Forest Lawn Family Plot

A Good Goodbye