St. Mary's here in Newaygo County that I mentioned in the past.)
While I realize that not everyone enjoys tramping around in cemeteries, trying to imagine the stories behind those stones, I still find it hard to understand the desecration. Stones represent real people. They mark the resting place of someone's grandparents, siblings, children. There is a sacredness and a peacefulness found in cemeteries.
I could get on my editorial soapbox, decrying the lack of respect in some people. I could say they are selfish, uncaring, ignorant.selfish, uncaring, ignorant.
But instead, I will be thankful that there are people who are selfless, caring and respectful enough to at least attempt to restore these broken and forgotten stones.