September 2, 2014

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



  1. Louis M. Izzo says:

    I take frequent walks in my neighborhood and surrounding sidewalks/roads on Industrial Avenue and Rt 2-A and occasionally see what appears to be a dog-poop bag, nicely tied, but simply left there in the road or on the sidewalk. I would like to remind dog-walkers that this is not appropriate. Please carry it off.

    Thank you for meeting your legal responsibilities.

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