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Graveyard Shift
Photograph by Cary Wolinsky

"I'm born and raised here, so I've known a lot of the people I bury," says Don Bullard, work leader at Barre's Cemeteries and Parks Department. Digging graves and setting their markers are just two of his responsibilities. For 20 years he and his crews have maintained the city's Hope, Elmwood, and St. Monica's cemeteries as well as its 11 public parks. They mow more than a hundred acres (40 hectares) of grass, as well as prune, sweep, water, and repair whatever's broken. When it snows, Bullard also plows Barre's seven miles (11 kilometers) of cemetery roads, sometimes several times a day, he says, "depending on the storm." So how much yard work does Bullard manage at home? His wife "kind of has to hint around a lot," he says. "It's not one of my top priorities."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 28-70mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/5.6

Weather Conditions: Clear, dry
Time of Day: Midmorning
Lighting Techniques: Available light

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