Pine Grove seems to be one of the most popular cemetery names in the country. Just here in southern Maine, there are about seven by my quick count. This is small tomb in Pine Grove Cemetery in the city. It lies at the end of College Street, adjacent to the much more expansive Evergreen Cemetery, the largest burial grounds in Portland. Most people, in the city, don't even know of its existence. There are no demarcation lines that might determine where one cemetery ends and the other takes over. How did I find this tidbit of knowledge? In my first few years of working for the City of Portland at Evergreen, I pushed a lawn mower for 8 hours a day. I pushed and pushed and pushed. While others smoked cigarettes avoided work as much as possible, I pushed. It made the hours go by, so I pushed. Some of the others mowers use to complain about my mowing while they sat, but I just kept pushing. I just didn't have time to explain to them that my parents taught me that if someone paid you to work, you better work. So I pushed. The guys didn't like it, but the foreman did. It wasn't long before I was riding around in his truck checking out all the mowers. In my early years there, I think I mowed every burial plot on those grounds, except those in Pine Grove. See, work pays!