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Mt. Hope cemetery employees disrespect site

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My parents are buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in West Valley. Corner plot, easy to maintain. I have an urn behind the headstone. In front, a cross put there for my dadís birthday and a cross for Motherís Day. Lots of flowers, as compared to size of the headstone. But I also put a small group of plastic roses behind the crosses, but centered in front of the headstone, for their wedding anniversary, which was June 1.

Every year, roses was for anniversaries. I trimmed the grass around so ground keeper would have one less stone to trim around, but I guess that wasnít good enough, because someone used a line trimmer, went around everything and cut all flowers off and disposed of remains, but not all remains. I also cleaned up some remains.

I know they were only plastic, but it meant something to me, to see them every night when I drive by.

I see holes in plastic containers at some of the grave sites, but no damage to sties that are not trimmed around, at all.

So, is this politics like everything else in this world? Have people told you donít touch the grave site? If so, donít touch my parentsí grave site!

Now, I realize there is nothing harder to do than mow a cemetery. But, you took on the task and if you cannot respect the people and families there, or tell the difference between flowers or grass, then I suggest you find a different form of employment other than mowing cemeteries.

I do expect these to be replaced, with roses or flowers of some kind. Plastic is fine.

I have since removed all but the urn from the grave site. It now looks quite bare.

Kevin Very
Machias
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