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From: "Gerald Gieger" <>
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] cemetery vandalism
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 19:39:47

Hunters in remote areas steal them for the doorstoop of their Hunting
shacks...several years ago it was a custom to replace the old marble ones
with Granite...the marker companies had no place to dispose of them so they
ground them up. Someone got an idea and started selling them for steps and
the supply soon diminished, so they then resorted to getting them from the

My grandfather's 1923 marker was "renewed" with a double granite one before
my grandmother died...and I wish I had the old one back, now...

>Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] cemetery vandalism
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 14:18:15 EDT
>Just returned from Scotland, and the problem is there also. They have had
>very much vandalism and thievery of the old tombstones and cemetery, shall
>say "decorations" due to antique dealers coming in and taking them to sell
>European and American markets. It's too sad. The cemetery that we visited
>had a locked fence around it.
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