June 22, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Things taken from the graves at the East Cemetery

On April 22, 2013, I went to the gravesite of my father to pick up the Christmas wreath we had there and also on my grandfather’s and found them gone.

At first, I was hurt, but as it went on I was more hurt to find out that someone that knew us well would take the wreath.

I was told it was old and all brown. That was not the case. They were homemade, to be used from the years on.

That is the first time in 40 years that anyone has touched anything from my folks’ grave. We have always kept the graves clean spring and fall.

Not much sense in having a lot if someone takes it on their own to take things from it. If the wreath had been stolen, I don’t believe I would have felt so bad. I hope from now on folks would leave other folks’ things alone.

That was my parents’ lot for 40 years. I will not beg for people to leave things alone but I will say don’t touch our things again. Have a nice day.

 — Arthur Germaine


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