Letters to the Editor

Mother’s grave missing mementos

It would have been nice if Maple Leaf Cemetery had bothered to attempt to notify the families and friends of those buried there, that you were going to start enforcing cemetery policies.

How upsetting it was to the holiday season to drive four hours to visit my mother’s grave site to find it bare. All the mementos, flowers, and religious offerings my father and my family have left were gone without notification. My mother has been at rest there for over 16 years and our family has visited there at the very least monthly ever since. No one has done or said anything the past 16 years to let us know that a policy was about to be enforced.

How difficult would it have been to put a public notice where the public could see it? Not everyone has the Internet or reads the local paper. Hardly anyone stops at the buildings at the one cemetery entrance. Most everyone drives directly to their loved one’s grave site. Posting something at all entrances or notifying people when they pay for the grave sites would help.

How increasingly disappointed I am, that the town I grew up in has become about convenience, streamlining and business. Where is the conscience and heart people used to have there?

Merry Nance


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