Letters to the Editor

Is someone stealing from graves?

Just recently, my mother went up to the Kingston Cemetery. She discovered that a plant that was on my grandmother’s grave was gone, as well as flags that were on my two grandfathers’ graves.

She then went back within a couple of days and noticed that four of the solar lights that we had put up there had been taken.

Folks, we need to really keep an eye open on our cemetery, as people with no morals are going up there and stealing things again. If, when you visit the cemetery, you notice something that does not look right, or see someone acting strangely or suspiciously, please make your presence known or call the Sheriff’s Department. If we can get a license plate number, if they are driving a car, and a good description of the people, maybe we can catch them.

We dress up our gravesites to show our love for our deceased family members; we don’t need someone stealing from them.

Our graves are up toward the front of the cemetery and leads me to worry and wonder what might be happening toward the back of the cemetery. I would like to see the perpetrator have to clean up the cemetery, clean and repair headstones, mow, do weed-eating. Maybe even be made to wear a sandwich sign in town while walking up and downtown, saying that he or she stole from the dead.

On another note, I would like to see water brought into the cemetery so that when families and friends do place flowers on the graves, we don’t have to keep dragging water up there all the time.

Arthur Hammond


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