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.;::::4-7.1.,; .;::::4-7.1.,; .;::::4-7.1.,; Ot ty40.19,". ,tS 46 .f9 ,!4k pIso JIM STINGLEY Miami News Rportor The old live oak grove is hidden . from human sight at the end of a crumbled, pot-marked pot-marked pot-marked asphalt asphalt lane feeding in anonymously from Southwest 79th Street, Just east of its intersection with 117th Avenue. , . Clear of underbrush and neatly mown, it might be a place for young lovers to stroll, to spread a picnic in the shade and, listening to songbirds singing from near and afar, to gaze dreamily at each other and sip from the wine of promise. Except for the locked chain-link chain-link chain-link fence keeping the public out. Except Except for the rows of open graves waiting to be filled with the bodies of Dade County's unclaimed, and sometimes unknown, dead. They come from everywhere in Dade, these bodies. Some from nursing homes by natural causes, some from a lost point in the Everglades Everglades with their essence blown away by drug-war drug-war drug-war bullets, some the victims of long, alcoholic swims down the streets of Miami, and nearly a third from the wombs of women who refuse to claim them. In Dade's past fiscal year, from Oct. 31, 1982, to Oct. 31, 1983, 600 were buried here. The two next highest counties in the state, Broward Broward and Duval, didn't come within 500 of that figure. And each year now, the number grows higher, Henry Reed eased his brownandmaroon brownandmaroon station wagon to a stop Just shy of the locked entrance, cut his engine and looked at his watch. It was one minute before before 9 a.m. Through his windshield could be seen two cloth signs on the dash. One was marked "Reed," the other "Funeral." "Well," he said, smiling, "the early bird gets the worm!" His was a cheerful saying, the kind of remark someone born in generations past makes when he arrives arrives early to do business at a scheduled event and finds himself t first In line. In Henry Reed's case, it had to do with the pair of tiny nailed-together nailed-together nailed-together boxes behind his seat, each (ashioned (ashioned from six pieces of formica-lined formica-lined formica-lined particle board, each containing containing the unclaimed body of a prematurely prematurely born infant girl. . Both boxes were hand-labeled hand-labeled hand-labeled "Infant Girl Stillborn," and each had a Latin surname. Reed, owner of Reed-Gautier Reed-Gautier Reed-Gautier Funeral Home, would be paid $50 each by the county for the two boxes of retains. retains. "I couldn't afford Ifor that price' to come all the way out here," he said, "except that I live nearby here. What I do, like I did last night, was pick them up at Jackson (Memorial (Memorial Hospital), carry them to the funeral home, prepare them, then take them home and leave them in the car in my garage overnight. Then I bring them here on my way to work." The Miami News BILL REINKE Workers settle casket in unmarked grave luo tE1 0 Elcocc: rigo111Encoo Or, if they can find someone who cares enough to assume private burial burial expenses, they can reap whatever whatever they can pursuade the person to spend. In Florida Mortuary's case, the minimum In this Instance would be $495 for a private grave, private service and cloth-covered cloth-covered cloth-covered particle board casket. Before Healy arrived, Reed had been talking about this relationship with the county. It worked out pretty fair, he'd said. "I can find better than two out of 10 to claim the adult bodies," he'd said. Healy, in this instance, had failed. He had found friends of the deceased deceased man, including one who let the man use his mailbox to receive any letters that might have come his way. But the friends were poor, too. The only savings of the day for Healy was that he had not been forced to drive all the way into downtown Miami and then drive back. He lived south of the site in Cutler Ridge. The burial was on his way to work. But it wasn't that much of a savings. The delivery van had still had to make the 40-odd 40-odd 40-odd mile round trip. And as Healy looked at his watch, he wasn't saving saving that much work time, either. This morning's burial, like all the rest, was set for 9:30. At precisely that time, Sharli Gaensslen the tall, middle-aged middle-aged middle-aged blonde who has been coordinator of this program for 17 years, pulled up in her little rented Subaru and untangled untangled herself from it. Normally she drives a more roomy late-model late-model late-model Cadillac, but a minor collision the previous weekend weekend with a Key West culvert had cramped her style, not to mention her body. She joined Reed and Healy in wondering where the burial crew was. As they stood there, the clouds began breaking and the sun began boiling the humid air. "Oh, God, it feels like summer already," already," she said. Gaensslen and the others waited another 15 minutes before she decided decided to drive out and make a call to the corrections department. Healy joined her. Reed left, too, driving to a nearby mall to grab a cup of coffee. coffee. When they returned, Gaensslen reported that the crew would be there in 30 minutes. The talk turned to the cemetery. It was Dade County's second potter's potter's field. The first was on Southwest Southwest 87th Avenue, just south of Miller Road. Started in late 1928, its 10 acres were to receive 5,725 bodies bodies before it closed for lack of space in 1966. The present cemetery is also part of a 10-acre 10-acre 10-acre plot, but only a little over five acres have been cleared for use. The cleared part has a capacity capacity for 6,000. There are already 5,000 bodies buried there. Soon the county will have to clear the other acreage south to Southwest 79th Street to accommodate the bodies that never stop coming in. Dade County has more than five other future sites for such burials in - , . , ri , 0 , , , ,. . , rel , , 0 .0 0 ,, p ., , . . , , , - ' - ' p . . 0 , , (i) (711k C elk , 0 1 ' 0 DI) 0 111 Er .1) ell 0 0 , . . , . , - , , . ,. - ' , JIM STINGLEY ,, . .,. , r - - 7-"Irtv,,,.-7, 7-"Irtv,,,.-7, 7-"Irtv,,,.-7, 7-"Irtv,,,.-7, 7-"Irtv,,,.-7, - -7 -7 Or, if they can find someone who Miami News Rportor ' , ' . '-'4 '-'4 '-'4 ,0 - , :-. :-. :-. ' " . "" , cares enough to assume private bur, , , - , ,Ay ,, ,' la' expenses, they can reap what1 he old live oak grovels hidden 1 4" . ', A,- A,- ,f-4', ,f-4', ,f-4', . "-1 "-1 "-1 . ever they can pursuade the person C , , . ' a ....y 1,. ,,',....,....,,., n. ' from human sight at the end ' 4 ., to spe halt l f d i mousl of a crumbled, pot marked as , . .. , t 9i ,';'.,' ' ...'"- ...'"- t- t- case, thd In Florida Mortuary s e minimum in this instance would be $495 for a private grave rom jus , pane eeing n anonyy ' ' .. i . I 4"; ' 4' t ' A .st . i,,,,,., w,,,, 7. , ) particle board casket 4...,,o1. private service and cloth covered east of its intersection with 117th f Southwest 79th Street, t 1 -, -, . ! , . ; ,,,,,....J. i ' A i' rl Avenue. , -- -- ".. ko. - 1, ,, ,.,00 Before Healy arrived, Reed had ,..61, 411'4"4"1'. - ' . , 1,,, , Clear of underbrush and neatly ..... :. .., .,,,, ..,,,,;,20,, . ,.. ,, - , ,. 1 been talking about this relationship mown, It might be a place for 4,,,,..,,, k.,,, -- -- .-tt .-tt .-tt 0' . - 6'.'" : . : with the county. It worked out young lovers to stroll, to spread a pretty fair, he'd said. "I can find , ,,,. ,,, , better than two out of 10 to claim picnic in the shade and, listening to songbirds singing from near and 4"''s'r",4 . vt, lovs - i Ago, 4 ' the adult bodies," he'd said afar, to gaze dreamily at each other and sip from the wine of promise. ', :.' ''' ' ,..;"'""'''t ' 4, ,,,, - . .1 . it Healy, in this instance, had failed. He had found friends of the de - ,-, ,-, ,-, - 0 - ' A .tel, ., ?' , A t . - . . Except for the locked chain-link chain-link chain-link -,1.4',4..,1,S,,i: -,1.4',4..,1,S,,i: ..... Ai '' 1 ,'.'',1")..'1 ? ., ' .';z ' t ' ; !"-'41 !"-'41 !"-'41 ' ceased man, including one who let -, -, fence keeping the. public out Ex- Ex- -: -: $6-,,f;J.,v,;,,.., $6-,,f;J.,v,;,,.., $6-,,f;J.,v,;,,.., ...) r.,- r.,- .... s f., ,,...c..;., , - . 4 , ... ,..,-...x.,. ,..,-...x.,. ,..,-...x.,. ... the man use his mailbox to receive cept for the rows of open graves A-.2-,100,,r,:!;,,. A-.2-,100,,r,:!;,,. A-.2-,100,,r,:!;,,. A-.2-,100,,r,:!;,,. A-.2-,100,,r,:!;,,. i-: i-: i-: r ',;; -g,,-,.iLiw- -g,,-,.iLiw- -g,,-,.iLiw- -g,,-,.iLiw- -g,,-,.iLiw- , , . (:,, '''' ,.t. ,,,---31 ,,,---31 ,,,---31 ,,,---31 ,,,---31 - any letters that might have come . ,. ., ... ,,,,;q-mir,.;. ,,,,;q-mir,.;. ,,,,;q-mir,.;. : 4,,,, v l ' ..,-., ..,-., ..,-., r) - ,- ,- ',:'- ',:'- ' ;, ,,, waiting to be filled with the bodies k his way. But the friends were poor , of Dade County I ' s unclaimed, and ' 4: -..0, -..0, ,-.. ,-.. ,-.. . , .. 1 f, , , ,,i ,- ,- , f. t ',,,, !, , ' . ' ,t ? ; y - 'C. sr,S, '' ' ' t 4 e f ', r ' ye $ii, :, too . sometimes unknown, dead. ' v,',,---o.,,, v,',,---o.,,, v,',,---o.,,, v,',,---o.,,, v,',,---o.,,, , ,-.4 ,-.4 ,-.4 .. , t - li.i.l, V .', ', ..,,,, ''' ' . -tet2.-' -tet2.-' -tet2.-' -tet2.-' - , '. They come from everywhere in ' : ..-:-..,-.7.!.,." ..-:-..,-.7.!.,." ..-:-..,-.7.!.,." ..-:-..,-.7.!.,." ..-:-..,-.7.!.,." ..-:-..,-.7.!.,." ..-:-..,-.7.!.,." ... .. 1,11,, - f ,,11i., tve,.o ,;.9- ,;.9- ..,., ; .. . Z444 I k.o. The only savings of the day for . Dade, these bodies. Some from ,1.",,,,,i-,-,.''4, ,1.",,,,,i-,-,.''4, ,1.",,,,,i-,-,.''4, ,1.",,,,,i-,-,.''4, ,1.",,,,,i-,-,.''4, II ;",..,..-! ;",..,..-! ;",..,..-! f r, ''...,,,;.'' . '''',:"- '''',:"- ,..I,s f. 1 ".,,,,k1,r1. , Healy forced was drive all the way into that he had not been nursing homes by natural causes, ''''' ''"' , - A ..1 P:',';',4f ,....'4, rit0,,t- rit0,,t- 4', 1t ' ..' , ' f,Zi'l '' 4I't,4t4 ' P :,;;;,4!' 4 : .' , ' :'f, .,,', '',7e 1 ' ' , , :' ' : '' .4:. r N;44,, 4.' '''. to downtown Miami and then drive C,. iv , ;,, i Zi.i. .- .- ,::'.-,''-..,' ,::'.-,''-..,' ,::'.-,''-..,' ,::'.-,''-..,' ,::'.-,''-..,' ',"..t.,; .0-'''' .0-'''' .0-'''' '-'1- '-'1- '-'1- '-'1- '''' .,.-14.3.- .,.-14.3.- .,.-14.3.- .,.-14.3.- ., -,'' -,'' .. some from a lost point in the Ever- Ever- glades with their essence blown , , . t - t ' ''' , i S ' - -".., -".., -um-, -um-, -um-, -um-, ''' tI''' 1,.: . - "1.'. :.r.-. :.r.-. :.r.-. .;"01. ''-'17; ''-'17; ''-'17; 't..-- 't..-- 't..-- -, -, F ... back. He lived south of the site in bull the ptitt4.,A, '0.'Iti, . , ,, .. . ; ,,,. ,,,,. i , " , j,!,.,,,,,. 4, ,,, , .;,..., ,,,,, . Cutler Ridge. The burial was on his victims 1,5, - ....,,,p: r, ' -..,, -..,, ,i. , - ,,,,,,,..,,, - . W ..,,c . . .,.. P: S .7 ...'' ' ''. . away by ,, 0 of ng alcoholic swims drug-war drug-war drug-war ets, some ,,.:-.0:,,,:. ,,.:-.0:,,,:. ,,.:-.0:,,,:. ,, .., ,,,,, i . ,,,' .ie ,.tv?,.21 a :., ,, eli ., , .r. , . way much to work. But it walisn't that -. -. , lo, ,-.4 ,-.4 ,-.4 ?",, ri'''t 'o.;,,''' '-'. '-'. '-'. ''',",,,,',4,, d f. -0 -0 '. '',!-'crir.L4-,,;;;4,,,. '',!-'crir.L4-,,;;;4,,,. '',!-'crir.L4-,,;;;4,,,. '',!-'crir.L4-,,;;;4,,,. '',!-'crir.L4-,,;;;4,,,. ,.,,,-e ,.,,,-e ,.,,,-e , ,, - -,,, -,,, ... ,, - 4 . y',,,,. , ,,,r7.7-440 ,,,r7.7-440 ,,,r7.7-440 , ;6.44,- ;6.44,- - 4. of a savings. The devery van down the streets of Miami, and .,- .,- - . ,:', '-iiy '-iiy '-iiy f. t",'' ' 4; ,)..s,i5, .7 ,. .'-' .'-' .'-' ' '-, '-, '-, -4,.U. -4,.U. ,,, i,7dir4... ,,,,,,,.. ,,, '0,1,1k had still had to make the 40-odd 40-odd 40-odd nearly a third from the wombs of -.,,,,rt.,... -.,,,,rt.,... s::44,, . f', -, -, ,,,,,:-,,-4 ,,,,,:-,,-4 ,,,,,:-,,-4 ,,,,,:-,,-4 ,,,,,:-,,-4 !!",t,...i,,,t, '..'--..,.4 '..'--..,.4 '..'--..,.4 '..'--..,.4 -,''''.-4.',-,,;.-;., -,''''.-4.',-,,;.-;., -,''''.-4.',-,,;.-;., -,''''.-4.',-,,;.-;., -,''''.-4.',-,,;.-;., -,''''.-4.',-,,;.-;., -,''''.-4.',-,,;.-;., -,''''.-4.',-,,;.-;., 4 ,:; 4:41'' -71;4,;;', -71;4,;;', -v -v And as Healy -:;:-:,:.,!: -:;:-:,:.,!: -:;:-:,:.,!: -:;:-:,:.,!: i i - ', '). - ,--.4 ,--.4 ,--.4 ,--.4 ' t.".-Ji t.".-Ji t.".-Ji t,' 4 t-; t-; t-; ,, ''';','-',4"...;; ''';','-',4"...;; ''';','-',4"...;; ' . ;', :,-,- :,-,- :,-,- :,-,- ,- ,- mile round trip . women who refuse to claim them . s, . ? ,,,,.., -,...,., -,...,., , -,..: -,..: 'rot ',. p' ., 11 tin" .. a'''-, a'''-, a'''-, --;,..,,,,,. --;,..,,,,,. --;,..,,,,,. $ -.- -.- -.- --.4, --.4, --.4, looked at his watch, he wasn't say, , fr, In Dade's past fiscal year, from ';'''.'" . t,,' "J t -4 -4 74 -,;,,-; -,;,,-; -,;,,-; -,;,,-; '',;!'S' . k,-, k,-, k,-, :''','.,,14,4'.g.,:Ate"... ,.ifit' ' .10t. W " ',,:7, . '' ..r. ing that much work time, either. s. ,,,, e . ,,.4,- ,,.4,- .,,,L.- .,,,L.- ,,,,,t,- ,,,,,t,- - ' Oct. 31, 1982, to Oct. 31, 1983, 600 ,,o- ,,o- - ..,-.. ..,-.. ..,-.. ,.. , --c-, --c-, --c-, --c-, --c-, . if, 0, ..,,, -.0 -.0 1. . . .', ', --. --. --. '1),,,, i., .-"' .-"' .-"' .4 -mi. -mi. - ---,4 ---,4 ---,4 ---,4 ''''' were buried here. The two next -!' -!' 'I ',,,,--. ',,,,--. ',,,,--. ',,,,--. 4---;'-' 4---;'-' 4---;'-' 4---;'-' 4---;'-' 4---;'-' 4---;'-' , ' r-o-si r-o-si r-o-si r-o-si r-o-si . ;1,4. t.,2.0 t -' -' .Alte a ;34 , ... .:4;..-',4-r, .:4;..-',4-r, .:4;..-',4-r, .:4;..-',4-r, .:4;..-',4-r, ,,. ..4.,;,'? ;44 't '4'''... t -4- -4- -4- . .1.-. .1.-. .1.-. 4; 4 ... ,,,, , , ' A, -...t.o.;" -...t.o.;" PC' ' -'1vi!,1,1,- -'1vi!,1,1,- -'1vi!,1,1,- highest counties in the state, Brow- Brow- -' -' -, -, .., ' 'A '," ir ', ;-, ;-, ;-, 1,"' ';'fl Y -3' -3' "-. "-. "-. ? i.- i.- -- -- ,,K4k,0 '44; ; ''A.. ..,.. 4.4,,. '-, '-, '-, -'1.,.. -'1.,.. -;- -;- -;- ''',.... ''...',14 4. 0- 0- ..,Ir,.,.,,,,,00 - , : -.,' -.,' ,.., - his morning's burial, like all ard and Duval, didn't come within '. . A,... ,,i., , 11 1-4---,a-t14 1-4---,a-t14 1-4---,a-t14 1-4---,a-t14 1-4---,a-t14 1-4---,a-t14 1-4---,a-t14 1-4---,a-t14 1-4---,a-t14 l ''A - IA ,,se,.,.:;,,,;,,,trs-,3,AA ,,se,.,.:;,,,;,,,trs-,3,AA ,,se,.,.:;,,,;,,,trs-,3,AA ,s, .,... 31 INL,..,' P. . A .' f. ' , '. '?,' - ,,,, '''' '4,,,, ? fav4..... 4 the rest, was set for 9:30. At 500 of that figure. And each year '. 1--- 1--- 1--- 1--- -1.-'1-70: -1.-'1-70: -1.-'1-70: -1.-'1-70: -1.-'1-70: -1.-'1-70: .0,--. .0,--. .0,--. .0,--. 0 ---. ---. ---. ---. i'.., 1-- 1-- 1-- - --,-. --,-. --,-. --,-. --,-. , - ::,,,Ar.-. ::,,,Ar.-. ::,,,Ar.-. :,,,.:0.;:ir - precisely that time, Sharli r ,T0'..; now, the number grows higher. . ''','; k2i,' - ,, ,,,, ke 7 f,',,- f,',,- , 4, -,:,-e-,-c:- -,:,-e-,-c:- -,:,-e-,-c:- -,:,-e-,-c:- -,:,-e-,-c:- -,:,-e-,-c:- -,:,-e-,-c:- -,:,-e-,-c:- -,:,-e-,-c:- sGaensslen the tall, middle-aged middle-aged middle-aged ' 1 , 1 tt ' .'' 4.' A '..V 14 Ae .4., t dk' re . ;,,,.t., , , blonde who has been coordinator of , t 'a : i :- :- ,k1 ,,-:'1 ,,-:'1 ,,-:'1 :.., 4 ,,t,...,I.v,,, .4,, ,,,,0,1 this program for 17 years, pulled up k ot. v ,4 ,,,. , -,f,; -,f,; ,,4,...,,,:, t., 41,-,,,,,,, 41,-,,,,,,, 41,-,,,,,,, ., . '''. enry Reed eased his brown- brown- ... sit.' A t -4, -4, .' N, ,,,,,- ,,,,,- -., -., 4. ',1, ,, 4 .. ,i,,,t-t-14-.rio',,,i,S, ,i,,,t-t-14-.rio',,,i,S, ,i,,,t-t-14-.rio',,,i,S, ,i,,,t-t-14-.rio',,,i,S, ,i,,,t-t-14-.rio',,,i,S, ,i,,,t-t-14-.rio',,,i,S, ,i,,,t-t-14-.rio',,,i,S, in her little rented Subaru and un- un- maroon station wagon to i 7,..'";.; i' " '''".' Itz " , --. --. --. . t.... .0 .!.' . Ts. ..iA f : : . c-''' c-''' c-''' . ' -V-' -V-' -V-' -V-' -i -i , - , - -' -' ; ,,, -.. -.. '' , tangled herself from it a stop Just shy of the locked -; -; -: -: 't: ,tt i i A'''' ,,,,,040""': " .- .- 4 , 5 s. 4::,.! .., I lo , , '', .:, ',(i Normally she drives a more , entrance, cut his engine and looked ;....'!'; t ', 41 -'' -'' , t ? ,;, -,-io, -,-io, -,-io, -,-io, .,, -,,i. -,,i. .., , - ,, ---- ---- ---- ---- . . '' t). 4,:-,, 4,:-,, 4,:-,, ir model Cadillac, but a , , , - t k ;;,'4Ct- ;;,'4Ct- minor colli roomy late th at his watch. It was one minute be ,. , i , e' - . .; t.,- t.,- ;j-:,, ;j-:,, ;j-:,, , -. -. . - ..-,- ..-,- ..-,- ..-,- ...,-,- ...,-,- ...,-,- ...,-,- - fore 9 a 4 .m. -.i -.i ,, :,tt.,, . , k. .. . 4 V. .1 ., , ' 4, A,,, ,, . , - ac ItiNtc,tkf: , , ,,, .. .,. ,:,, J. , f. , , ,4,, sion e previous wee- wee- end with a Key West culvert had Through his windshield could be , 4.' 11 . - ... ,t, -sot -sot ,,-,..,.&t.--t ,,-,..,.&t.--t ,,-,..,.&t.--t ,,-,..,.&t.--t ,,-,..,.&t.--t ,,-,..,.&t.--t ,.. .0-.A,.. .0-.A,.. .0-.A,.. ;'' A- A- ,:.;,.., - ,,. . .1,'',4019- .1,'',4019- e...j'k ' cramped her style, not to mention seen two cloth signs on the dash. " i"'",.' t ., 4 , . ' ., I ' e ' o - . ..,, , mr., 1. z her body. One was marked "Reed," the other ,..- ,..- ,, 1 ,..., . , r , . . . . ,,,, r , , , 5 . .. ..: ,. 4 ....071. .....7:7,4 . 4 : , . , i , 1 ,. ,v,, ,,e.,,,...:. 1 1 . t 4, A,.....,1 t,t 4., ,,,,,... She joined Reed and Healy in '' - (.4 -4 -4 e crew "Funeral." "Well," he said, smiling, the -," -," ",s.,,.- ",s.,,.- ---. ---. ---. ---. , e'; ; 5 1.f., : '' , - 4 '.,'' -.... -.... ,7,',' 3 4,, ;1, v ,I was. wondAs they stood there, ring where the burial the clouds early bird gets the worm" , ,,v,,, 1 ,, e 1-,-s- 1-,-s- 1-,-s- 1-,-s- 1-,-s- 1-,-s- .1. ..3, 06 , . . ..t.,.!. ('.;"; . . : ' . '''' ;,-- ;,-- ;,-- ., '-', '-', '-', -44., -44., ,06.,,, ,,,,, began breaking and the sun began His was a cheerful saying, the i, I. , , .i. ' ..... - 4 I I ' '-' '-' '-' . -VP -VP ,4:-.44 ,4:-.44 ,4:-.44 , , ,,, e v., , t. ., . ,.... boiling the humid air. kind of remark someone born In 'I , -, -, ,-,, ,-,, ,-,, i' ' -, -, ,, , , ; , - 4 ; 4 lit; 44 ,,A,,,-k, ,,A,,,-k, ,,A,,,-k, , ,,,-,.:;.- ,,,-,.:;.- ,,,-,.:;.- ,,,-,.:;.- I. . , "Oh, God, it feels like summer al- al- generations past makes when he ar- ar- , , i:6 f t; '' J-i'' J-i'' J-i'' ',? -.1'i -.1'i ''''; is . ready, she said rives early to do business at a ', - ,4.1 ' t -,,,. -,,,. i , ..e '':' f 1 0 !I'31,,i10.,. 1:1 , Gaensslen and the others waited scheduled event and finds himself "., , ,.. . -."-,1 -."-,1 -."-,1 -."-,1 "' .'", ''' 1;- 1;- -;,1. -;,1. --." --." --." , another 15 minutes before she de- de- first in line. ' ' I , .; .. -P -P '! - ',--"- ',--"- ',--"- ',--"- ',--"- cided to drive out and make a call to In Henry Reed's case, it had to do . ,,th.',;; . , - , , the corrections department. Healy 4,cie. , ! , 4 ! ; . with the pair of tiny nailed together -- -- , .. '.i .' ' , . '. . . , , , . , joined her. Reed left , too , driving to boxes behind his seat, each (ash- (ash- ., ,,,,lftt 4, . . , ' , .',. , , w - . ; a nearby mall to grab a cup of cof- cof- ioned from six pieces of formica- formica- , ,',-.-- ,',-.-- ,',-.-- ,',-.-- ,',-.-- ,-, ,-, ,-, , ,."' , ,', !. , ----, ----, ----, ----, ----, ..., - ,." fee. When they returned, Gaensslen . 4 . lined particle board, each contain- contain- ,p reported that the crew would be ing the unclaimed body of a prema- prema- turely born infant girl. Both boxes were hand labeled "Infant Girl Stillborn," and each had a Latin surname. Reed, owner of Reed Gautier Funeral Home, would be paid $50 each by the . -I. -I. ,t, ,,, , ,i-,.'-,1 ,i-,.'-,1 ,i-,.'-,1 ,i-,.'-,1 ,i-,.'-,1 ,.1-:.,, ,.1-:.,, ,.1-:.,, . . - . .., . ,:,,.t t, , ., , , ., , .;,,,,,, . ,- ,- - 3,...,4 - , - ' .. ,,.. . - ' ' ., , , , , , , 1-', 1-', 1-', ,,,,,1, -- -- -; -; ' "7.'!', -,-.. -,-.. -,-.. -,-.. - -' -' ' ', -, -, I ' ' 4 ; , , .4i ''..'e. .1 N' V ' ''''' . '''' ' '1' , , 44 , ' , , -, -, , ; ..i 4 .z , lit , v,t A , ; A. t , - - f. , v .., tk, 7, e, , i, ' ' .k4 4 Or .1 k.o , i s '''' there in 30 minutes. The talk turned to the cemetery. It was Dade Countys second pot- pot- ter's field. The first was on South- South- west 87th Avenue, just south of Miller Road. Started in late 1928, its 10 acres were to receive 5,725 hod county for the two boxes of re - - tains. - ,1:',' .. 4.- 4.- - "4 ' .4! --,,,t --,,,t --,,,t ,,,.,. ..,. les before it closed for lack of space ),:4, t . . A.i., ,,, .,- .,- it: ,r ! ,,,, i :,,,,, ,,-;...--. ,,-;...--. ,,-;...--. ,,-;...--. ,,-;...--. ,,-;...--. .4....., .- .- , -. -. . - . 'S ' . -', -', k -1-4' -1-4' -1-4' -1-4' ,-.s ,-.s ,-.s . . ,,,. , . , ,t- ,t- i A. - --, --, --, ---. ---. ---. ---. ,s-ii ,s-ii ,s-ii --".-. --".-. --".-. --".-. --".-. - - .--, .--, .--, .--, . , ' '' - in 1966. s I A: 't ' , - tk .- .- r .0 ." -, -, ,,,i, -,K -,K .. ' ' '' . - " 4 I couldn't afford Ifor that price' 4-i 4-i 4-i ' ,,r,-.-,-- ,,r,-.-,-- ,,r,-.-,-- ,,r,-.-,-- ,,r,-.-,-- ,,r,-.-,-- ,,r,-.-,-- t, - I The present cemetery is also part N.: ., - ,, ,,,:. -, -, to come all the way out here," he - 4 '''' ' 4..14 ; 4- ,,, over five acres have been cleared but only a little . " ' , -. -. -,,- -,,- -,,- of a 10 acre plot . (4,- (4,- , ,:ak, 0. ., t .... . t ., , , said, "except that I live nearby , - ,..4-. ,..4-. ,..4-. ,,, cr ,z4,',.),..,. , .. 34, .1. - ,i.,,, for use. The cleared part has a ca- ca- here, What I do, like I did last night, , ,,,,;. 4.. . If , , -.,. -.,. , , . , . . -- -- .. . ,:. '''''' (-7, (-7, (-7, 'NI. -, -, .,, .. . . pacity for 6,000. There are already was pick them up at Jackson (Me. --- --- --- . r A ,,.. ' 5,000 bodies buried there. Soon the morial Hospital), carry them to the i ' , - , ,,t 4,-. 4,-. 4,-. . .4.., 4 ' - 4 - -t' -t' county will have to clear the other funeral home, prepare them, then --, --, --, , , , acreage south to Southwest 79th

Clipped from The Miami News27 Feb 1984, MonMain EditionPage 9

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