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One Foot in the Grave: Secrets of a Cemetery Sexton Paperback – August 28, 2001
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Finally, a book that glibly exposes the often funny, always poignant truth behind the life of an undertaker. -- Jim Tipton, president of Find A Grave
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He does have aspirations to eventually become one of the cemetery's "riding lawnmower guys" when he retires, though.
Chad has also written a fictional time-travel series known as "The Emma Trilogy," which just happens to revolve around a cemetery. Chad's publisher hopes he'll branch out to a less-morbid topic one of these days.
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"Finally, a book that glibly exposes the often funny, always poignant truth behind the life of an undertaker."
Touche. Daybell writes about his tenure as cemetery sexton for the local burial grounds of a small community in Utah nestled in the Rocky Mountains. In his five years as sexton, and preceding two years as a part time worker there, Daybell experienced a number of interesting, quirky, and usually fascinating occurrences. It's hard to tell which stories were more strange - those involving the living or those involving the dearly departed!
You'll find anecdotes of both in Daybell's charming and frank expose on the life of a dedicated cemetery worker. I often found myself shaking my head in disbelief or laughing right out loud at some of the bizarre tales Daybell shared about kooky people and restless spirits. Some of his tales are touching, while others are outright scary (I'll admit to a number of chills, and I'm fairly unshakable).
I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through a cemetery worker's life, and the trials, tribulations, ups and downs, scares and smiles that go along with it. Daybell's website's blurb about the book, "This is a collection of true graveyard stories you won't be able to put down", is not false advertising in the least. I read it in one sitting - often pausing to re-read, aloud, some of the wilder passages to my boyfriend.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys learning about the goings-on of graveyards or is interested in what it's actually like to work in a cemetery.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An interesting read. I had no idea what kinds of jobs are related to cemeteries and burials.Published 13 months ago by Jessica Primus
Was this self published? I find it hard to believe any reputable publisher would print this. The anecdotes were neither amusing, interesting or informative.... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Natalie
Thank you, I recieved the book in a timeley manner and it was in great shape!Published on September 13, 2010 by tuesdayp
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I wish I had listened to the reviewer who said NOT for anyone over age 12... I wholeheartedly agree. I have 2 kids who wouldn't enjoy this either. Read more