My father's footstone is all covered with grass and we can just barely see it. Can you fix that?
This is not an uncommon occurrence and again we have to point our fingers at Mother Nature.The first thing we would suggest is to call your town office and get the number of the cemetery superintendent and ask them if they will raise the stone for you. Rogan's Memorials will certainly do it, but we have to charge a fee, whereas the sexton might do it for you for nothing. If you decide to call Rogan's we will need for you to give us the information that is on the stone - name, dates and the location in the cemetery to help us find it, a lot number would be great. You wouldn't believe how many times we have heard it is by the Lilac Bush. Do you know how many Lilac Bushes are in a Cemetery!
This problem isn't hard to fix, if you know someone who wants to tackle it. What we do is removed the marker from the hole, place more dirt in the hole and then the stone is set back in. The only trick to it is making sure the stone is level to the ground. If not level sometimes the lawnmower will hit it just right taking a piece of the corner with it.
My mother passed away this winter and I already have a gravestone but need to have her death date etched on the stone. Do you do that?
Yes, Rogan's Memorials did approximately 300 cemetery lettering dates last year, ranging from Millinocket, Ellsworth, to Machias. The first thing that you need do is fill out the contact page on our website www.rogansmemorials.com or call us 207-942-2210 with the information consisting of Name, Date, and cemetery.
Once the order has been placed we try to guarantee it to be done in 4-6 weeks. Please note that weather plays a huge role in getting our work done. Condition for sandblasting the lettering into a stone requires the monument to be dry and warm and that is not always in our favor.
Can I buy a monument when there is still snow on the ground?
One third of our business is done in the months of April and May for people who are looking to have their stones set by Memorial Day. If you are in hopes to get your stone in by Memorial Day we encourage you to come to our shop anytime - snow on the ground doesn't stop us from getting the design and monument picked out. Once we have the order then you are at the top of the list to get it set once the snow has gone.
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