Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ok, I'm thrifty, but this is a bit much...

A friend of mine passed this link on to me this morning because he was sure I'd want to blog about it. He was right!

"The cemetery says middle-age women are stealing flowers to make crafts," the anchor repeated.

Move over, common everyday criminals. There's a new breed of lawbreaker in town, and no final resting place is safe.

It turns out that some plastic flowers have disappeared from Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Cudahy. The culprits are crafters.

"They help themselves to the flowers they think we're throwing away," Butch Miller, director of cemetery operations at Holy Sepulcher, told me.

"I ask them, 'Why would you want these flowers from a grave?' They say, 'Oh, we use them to make crafts and decorations.' "


Wow...I mean, I'm thrifty but stealing plastic flowers and such from a cemetery? Even I have limits. What would possess someone to even consider taking them, even if they are meant for the garbage? It's just kinda creepy and I'm someone who loves exploring cemeteries.

You can see the full article here: http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=753182
I highly encourage you to read it. It's pretty funny and mind boggling.

2 comments:

Jim said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly. Those flowers are an expression left by someone who lost someone. Be it an expression of love, grief, sorrow or all three, they should be left to comemorate the life of the one in whose memory they were placed.

The Author said...

A friend of mine said she should have known not to marry her now-ex-husband when he showed up at the wedding with flowers from a cemetery he passed on the way to the ceremony.

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