by Wayne Smith
With over 50 years of digging graves, 76-year-old Everard Hall of Milbridge has dug over 2,500 graves. He has a gravedigger's scrapbook with obituaries and photos. Hall tells his story to me in his own words. He grew up poor as he quit school to take care of his family. Hall has a special tool that helps him dig graves. He calls it Everard, after his first name.