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(Reader's Digest)   Not all 'Florida Man' stories are bad. Here's a guy who spends his only day off scrubbing away damage from the elements on tombstones so veterans' graves can be properly honored   ( rd.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Cemetery, federal veterans cemeteries, properly clean graves, Andrew Lumish, 200-year-old oak tree, Andrew LumishEach headstone, different Indian wars, Civil War  
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2017-04-20 04:18:42 PM  
Reader's digest? Fake news...
 
2017-04-20 04:25:56 PM  
Cleaning off the patina is going to totally ruin the resale value on those things.  Collectors want authentic.
 
2017-04-20 04:42:06 PM  
What did Florida Man do to receive community service?
 
2017-04-20 05:22:39 PM  
Normal snark aside, that's a very good deed.
 
2017-04-20 05:25:18 PM  
There's one picture in there where the veteran was born in 1913 and died in 1914.  That's one B.A. baby
 
2017-04-20 05:25:41 PM  
Instead, he spends about ten hours using his cleaning skills to restore veterans' tombstones around Tampa, Florida, as "The Good Cemeterian."


Ohhhh, never got to use Lurch for an author of an article before!

Lurch
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2017-04-20 05:26:05 PM  

johnsoninca: What did Florida Man do to receive community service?


Well, it's Florida, so I figure it involves an alligator, an old travel trailer, jock straps full of fire ants, and dozens of 9-volt batteries chained together.

/i dunno
 
2017-04-20 05:27:15 PM  

dkulprit: There's one picture in there where the veteran was born in 1913 and died in 1914.  That's one B.A. baby


I've seen the diapers of a 2 month old.  That's a hell of a weapon.
 
2017-04-20 05:32:35 PM  
But then he digs up the bodies and has sex with them. You'll see.
 
2017-04-20 05:33:21 PM  
Weird hobby, restoring random headstones. That's all this is though, a weird hobby.

/Better than using his cleaning skills to make meth at least.
 
2017-04-20 05:38:59 PM  
Not an easy job.  I spent the better part of a day cleaning some family headstones, just getting the moss and lichens off of them.  Polished surfaces are one thing, but wherever it's textured is a pain.  It was weird that they were the only ones in the vicinity that had accumulated growths like that - the headstones had been there only around 60 years, but I don't think they'd ever been cleaned.
 
2017-04-20 05:41:52 PM  

johnsoninca: What did Florida Man do to receive community service?


Is his last name Loria?
 
2017-04-20 05:56:11 PM  

dkulprit: There's one picture in there where the veteran was born in 1913 and died in 1914.  That's one B.A. baby


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2017-04-20 06:18:08 PM  

IgG4: Reader's digest? Fake news...


I honestly am surprised that Reader's Digest made the leap from my grand-mothers bathroom in the 70's and 80's to the internet.  Until now I had no idea they had a web presence. 

Humor in Uniform  Life in these United States  All in a Day's Work

These humor bits were part of how I learned to read as a kid, I wanted to know what made everyone laugh in that book.   

/I tried to read the articles in my grand-dad's playboys too.
//I got too distracted by the pictures, unless it was a good story.
 
2017-04-20 06:47:01 PM  
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2017-04-20 06:53:33 PM  
I always like the humor, but let's give this guy his props.
Well done Mr. Lumish, well done.
 
2017-04-20 06:56:06 PM  
So, he was born in Rhode Island?
 
2017-04-20 06:58:28 PM  
Cleaning tombstones builds up a powerful appetite for the refined fare of Waffle House, the perfect meal to enjoy before a busy night of manatee-punching.
 
2017-04-20 06:59:33 PM  
The value of our life is measured in how much we helped those we did not know, not in how we helped ourselves or our interests.

I have not scored as well as I would like.
 
2017-04-20 07:05:58 PM  
You're wrong, subby. This is a Florida story with a Florida tag. There's more than meets the eye here. Yes, he might do this awesome grave cleaning and restoration work but it's Florida. He's probably also an international assassin for hire or he's a fugitive drug lord in hiding or he's a Democrat or something. There's something wrong with this guy that we just don't know about.
 
2017-04-20 07:36:14 PM  
Graves gain character with age.
 
2017-04-20 08:08:35 PM  

Earl Green: Cleaning off the patina is going to totally ruin the resale value on those things.  Collectors want authentic.


There's also some room to debate if the patina is stable protection.
 
2017-04-20 08:18:03 PM  
He's turning the Jewish ones upside down, isn't he?
 
2017-04-20 08:24:50 PM  

bibli0phile: The value of our life is measured in how much we helped those we did not know, not in how we helped ourselves or our interests.

I have not scored as well as I would like.


Same here, brother. Same here.
 
2017-04-20 08:36:38 PM  

wildcardjack: Earl Green: Cleaning off the patina is going to totally ruin the resale value on those things.  Collectors want authentic.

There's also some room to debate if the patina is stable protection.


Not in these cases, I would say. From the pictures, there was actually moss growing on the stone, and that will cause the stone to crack and crumble as the plants delve into tiny cracks and expand them. Sounds like he's using approved materials, too: a soft brush and a very mild detergent that won't harm the stone.
 
2017-04-20 09:14:56 PM  
I think the mossy, weathered look is better. The dead dudes certainly don't give a shiat either way, but if it gives him some satisfaction to do this in his free time, I guess good for him.
 
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