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  •  As someone who had to oversee a historic cemetary (6+ / 0-)

    and as much as I hate to do this, I have to side with the RCC on this one.  Historic sites are a pain ... you get it from both sides, the ones who want to preserve and the ones who want what they want.

    Outsized stones make it hard to maintain the grounds.  She should have asked or read her agreement, also the ones who made the stone for her probably knew what would and would not fly with that cemetary. Not to mention that weird stones attact stange people and LOTS of things go on in cemetaries at night unless you have stong security.

    We used to have some stones that covered the whole grave and there were some kinky prostitutes that used them to conduct business.  I understand that was at a premium price.  The large stones were used by druggies to hide and shoot up.  We found lots of condums and it was a constant battle to keep the place clean and safe.

    So,she can keep her stone in her garden at home and put something small at the grave.

    "Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Liberty without thought is like a disturbed spirit." Kahlil Gibran, 'The Vision'

    by CorinaR on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 07:12:17 PM PDT

    •  there are historical sites and hysterical sites (0+ / 0-)

      I have the latter on my property where proud family members just finished cleaning the graves and planting fresh Confederate flags on the graves of "veterans" buried there though I have pointed out that the unit they referred to which their ancestors served in was a 90 day wonder outfit which was never issued uniforms or guns, included all males between 16 and 75, and was formed to tend roads and other civic  projects ignored during the war.  Most I can discover indicates they spent as much time passing around a jug of 'shine as they did repairing roads and bridges which is why they were disbanded after 90 days    

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