A municipal historian spends a lot of time focusing on cemeteries. Taking photos, reading headstones, and even locating where they are or used to be. Often the small rural cemeteries and headstones show their age. Families have moved away from the area, and little to no maintenance occurs to their ancestral grave sites.
That's why I was especially pleased to learn that a Scipio family runs a business of grave site maintenance.
In talking to the owner, she tells me this is the most personally fulfilling work she has ever done. Their company provides a menu of grave site services to make sure that your ancestor's final resting place is being kept neat, clean and well-groomed. Although located in Cayuga County, they also service grave sites in our neighboring counties: Onondaga, Tompkins, Seneca, Cortland, Wayne Monroe, Ontario and Livingston Counties.
They will visit once a season, once a week or any range in between. For $85 to $320 a season, you can arrange for basic clean up, planting and watering of flowers,washing of the stone, and other services. Always Remembered will then send you a photograph that shows you how nice the cemetery looks afterwards, and to document their work. I am always glad to see another new business in Scipio.
If this service sounds like something you'd like to know more about, send an e-mail to them at: