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  posted on 10/12/2007 at 05:18 PM
When I stopped by Rose Hill the other day, I told the guys working on the fence I was going to put photos up to show progress of the construction.

Unfortunately, I got sick for the next couple of days, but here are the ones I have so far:



A few days later, after it quit raining, the foundation for the fence had been poured:




and the guys were cleaning up a little.



I'll try to keep up some every-other-day updates, and if you have news to report on the fence, or photos to post, put them here.

PS: I'd like to add that these guys are doing everything by hand, no machinery. Every thing has been dug out with picks, shovels, axes, and saws (to cut through roots). Even the water to mix the concrete (mixed in a trough with a hoe) has to be brought from the main gate. If you stop by on a hot day, a cold drink would be very much appreciated.

 

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  posted on 10/12/2007 at 07:38 PM
way cool jerry

 

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  posted on 10/12/2007 at 09:05 PM
Thanks for the update Jerry.

 

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  posted on 10/12/2007 at 10:20 PM
Well there is our picture man... Hope you are feeling better.

 

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  posted on 10/13/2007 at 10:04 AM
I think it is so sad we have to even have a damn fence around this site.
oesnt say much for some of these so called 'fans' who just don't get it.
A good ass whippin would do a lot more than a feanc.

 

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  posted on 10/14/2007 at 08:19 AM
I'm glad that no one will ever again be able to deface the resting place of BO and Duane.
My only regret is that no one will ever again be able to touch the soil that covers this hallowed ground. It has always given me great strength to stand on the steps, reach under the ropes and lay my hands on the grass while I prayed. It seems to hold special powers for me; maybe for others as well.
I hope the fence leaves the site looking as bucolic as it always has - with Candace and Buford's beautiful plantings decorating this hallowed ground. It is, and always will be, a place of peace. Now, maybe, they won't have to stand guard every day protecting this revered ground.
Leaving small stones at gravesites is an ancient tradtion of respect. I will forever leave those little markers of respect wherever I can.
May the boys rest in peace; forever boys, very young boys that left us too soon but left a legacy larger than most lives lived, ever.

[Edited on 10/14/2007 by Pastdreams]

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 02:24 PM
Any more progress photos, Jerry? I think we'll be seeing some rain in Georgia tomorrow and Friday. Hope they have made good progress this week.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 02:26 PM
HOLY MACARONI!

Platform to be placed at musicians' grave sites

By Matt Barnwell

The Macon City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution accepting a viewing platform for the graves of musicians Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, who are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The platform, to be paid for by private contributors and NewTown Macon, is intended to provide a place for the public to view the graves without desecrating them. Allman and Oakley were members of the Allman Brothers Band before their deaths in 1971 and 1972. Fans since then have flocked to the grave sites, sometimes damaging them in the process.

The platform will be located on city property.

http://www.macon.com/532/story/162401.html

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 02:28 PM
Now that a good lookin footer.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 02:38 PM
These were the last progress photos posted in another thread....





 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 02:49 PM
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Now that a good lookin footer.
Too bad about the nasty comments against ABB fans that were sent in response to the article... I somehow doubt that all problems which occur in Rose Hill as described in IHAF's comment are due to ABB fans. But great news that the viewing platform is a go and thanks, Jerry and Dave, for providing photos for viewing progress.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 03:03 PM
Deb, I believe the pics I posted were taken by Jerry and posted in another thread by RedRider. Credit where credit is due, ya know? I just moved 'em from another spot...

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 03:22 PM
Not trying to be a smart arse, but the progress photos showing the work on the platform area were posted a few days back. And it's just now hitting the news wire that the City of Macon approved it? Ain't technology grand?

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 03:27 PM
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Not trying to be a smart arse, but the progress photos showing the work on the platform area were posted a few days back. And it's just now hitting the news wire that the City of Macon approved it? Ain't technology grand?
LOL - ahhhh...government in motion ( s l o w )

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 05:31 PM
I know the design and info about materials to be used were posted at some point but I missed it. Jerry, can you fill us in on what it will look like?
Also curious about who is doing the actual work.
Amazing that this is finally becomming a reality. A pat on the back to all involved and all who care.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 06:45 PM
The fence will be constructed from solid wrought iron with brick foundation. The viewing platform will be brick with brick stairs and wrought iron railing. There will be replica's of the two original marble angels replaced on a base of marble. The work is being done by a licensed contractor who does a lot of work for the city of Macon. When the work is complete, the area will be landscaped by a landscape designer.
 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 10:14 PM
Nice progress. Saw that Macon article about the viewing platform too. Good work.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 10:21 PM
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Deb, I believe the pics I posted were taken by Jerry and posted in another thread by RedRider. Credit where credit is due, ya know? I just moved 'em from another spot...


I believe Candace is responsible for those particular photo's...

 

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  posted on 10/18/2007 at 08:57 AM
I'm not certain, but I think if it rains it won't really stop much. From what I gather, the next step in working on the lot around the graves is up to the fabricator and possibly he's still working on the wrought iron inside!

(I can still hardly believe we're to the stage of talking about the wrought iron! Wow!)

 

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  posted on 10/18/2007 at 09:08 AM
Typically, it needs to be dry when laying brick, so if there's brick work remaining, it'll be held up. Bricks have to be dry to mortar them together. If the masonry work is reasonably completed, the rain won't hurt anything. And hopefully, there won't be any major erosion where the landscaping was removed. I think we're supposed to get a fair amount of rain in the next two days. God knows we need it. We're about 12 inches below normal for annual precipitation.

[Edited on 10/18/2007 by BigDaveOnBass]

 

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  posted on 10/18/2007 at 09:19 AM
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  posted on 10/18/2007 at 11:24 AM
Its great seeing it get started. I am sure it will look great when its completed.

 

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  posted on 10/18/2007 at 07:21 PM
I think a lot of people are going to be surprised......and then we'll enter the sixth and final stage of the project. Heaven knows we've been through the first five.....all that's left is number six! :

Six Phases of a Project

1) Enthusiaism

2) Dissillusionment

3) Panic

4) Search for the guilty

5) Punishment of the innocent

6) Praise and honours for the non-participants

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 04:35 AM
when that fence get up i'm gonna be praisin & honorin peoples what ain't even know nothin bout it

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 10:15 AM
In the music business I've watched a number of projects follow the six phases.....people getting them started, putting up their own money and time, working like dogs to get them finished using every string they could pull and all the contacts they know to get it to the next level only to discover other people taking all the credit for the success of an album....ie the musician who only reluctantly showed up for the recording and the record company who wouldn't get behind it until it was finished. And when the awards were handed out, I've seen both of those entities stand up, accept the award, congratulate each other and never mention the musicians who worked cheap, the engineer and the producer who worked for free and the people who put up the money in the first place.

Good thing we all didn't work on this project for glory and recognition.

 
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