I had intended to spend two days with some fellow scouts to work on raising and repairing footstones
in the Evergreen Cemetery in Marlboro.
Smith also demonstrates that the marble footstone
marking the site of the "sasso" itself was moved several times in the 19th century, finally resting in a position assumed to be near that of the original.
An oak cross, painted white, marked the head of his grave, and a flat marble footstone
bore the simple inscription, "Edward Moore Kennedy 1932-2009.
I can't tell if these markers constitute both head and footstones
, that is, if they mark 41 bodies, or something closer to half that number.
Volunteers will probe cemetery to look for buried headstones and footstones
, remove vegetation and place new marker bases; bring drinking water, gloves, Weedeater or shovel; equipment for probing will be provided; no restroom on site; 541-321-0798 or www.