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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SPRING COMES TO THE GRAND TRUNK CEMETERY

SPRING HAS FINALLY ARRIVED IN MAINE

     Since beginning the project to recover the remnant that is the East Deering/Grand Trunk Cemetery in Portland, Maine, a great deal of effort by local Girl Scout Troops, school children and their families and supportive friends and neighbors has resulted in the beautification of a once desolate and neglected final resting place for the early settlers of the East Deering Village. 

     From 2011 to the present, on a crisp autumn Sunday, the faithful gather to plant daffodils bulbs  hoping, that in the spring, the dormant bulbs  would bring forth their marvelous color and vibrancy to the cemetery.  Here are some of the early bloomers of Spring 2015:


Blooms near Thomas Sawyer's stone

Note the beer bottle under the bench, a place for reflection.  It was removed!

Hyacinths and tulips.




Perennials are just beginning to awaken in the three gardens planted last year.

AN INVITATION  TO THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE LOCALLY


     We hope to see as many of you who wish to visit the cemetery,  and, spend and hour or so helping us to continue the work of beautifying this sacred space in time for Memorial Day. Hopefully the weather will be kind.  All are welcome! 

    I just received a wonderful donation of delphiniums and pinks to plant in our gardens from Jean Koster, a Friend of the Grand Trunk Cemetery.  'Thanks' Jean!  We will have extra tools, summer bulbs, and refreshments.  Please join us!