Upon reading Louise (Dunsdon) Thompsen’s letter, my wife and I drove to Canyon View Cemetery to see for ourselves and sure enough, the miniature yellow rose my wife had planted in the provided hole in front of her parents’ grave not only had been pulled out and discarded, but the soil that had come out with the rose was just laying there not even cleaned up.
On further looking around, I was shocked to see other grave sites in the same sad state.
Further, in the children’s section, mementos of little ones’ lives had also been carted away.
Once a place alive with memories now has become a sterile field with a bad haircut.
How thoughtless. How hurtful. How disrespectful.
In the sense that graves are sacred to loved ones, this is akin to vandalism.
Shame on our public works and shame on our mayor and council.