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Subject: Re: [ILPERRY-L] Perry County fellow Listers...Help!
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 23:08:05 EST
In a message dated 11/29/98 8:07:08 PM Central Standard Time,
<< I visited Greenbriar Cemetery today, if any of you have family
> > it is in need of some help to preserve it.
You are right that we need to make more things available. Also, regarding the
cemetery situation. I have become alarmed at how little attention is being
paid to our cemeteries. A relative went to Bardmass Cem. only to find that it
had been farmed over with soybeans. He spent time with others (Emling family,
I believe) resurrecting headstones and trying to restore gravesites... only to
return a week later to find the cemetery plowed under AGAIN!!! This is
AGAINST the law and I hope that someone nails the person responsible. I am
outraged that so little is thought of our ancestors. Personally I visit my
relatives graves EVERY time that I make the 16 hour trip down to Perry Co. I
can't believe that people could destroy those sites willingly.
Sorry for the sermon, but I am angry about this loss of our heritage.