Letter: It’s wrong to steal flowers

Dear Editor:

I don’t know how bad it is in other cemeteries, but the Scranton Cemetery has a flower thief. It’s not like they take old flowers that are put out and left, no, they take special ones that are handmade special for our family.

We lost our Mom last year. My sister made a special wreath for Memorial Day; last year it had different color roses for each of us girls. It was taken this Memorial Day week.

I lost my husband a week after my mom. Bought a special headstone wreath – red, white, and blue roses with the little flags (he was a disabled vet) – it disappeared last month.

I think it is pretty bad when someone has to take flowers off of graves. We put them out there for a reason, for our LOVED ONES. Yes, we do visit the graves on a regular basis.

I posted about this last year, then my headstone wreath showed back up. So I redid it for this year and was going to leave it out for Father’s Day. But guess what? They took it again this year, plus the roses out of our vase.

I hope whoever keeps taking our flowers enjoys them and that the spirits of our loved ones haunt them. They need to know that stealing is stealing no matter where you take it from. I work hard for the money to put flowers out on my husband’s grave.

Cindy Parks


One Response to Letter: It’s wrong to steal flowers

  1. Paul says:

    The Topeka cemetery got so bad that we stopped leaving anything. Instead, I created a makeshift memorial where I leave anything they'd want to steal.

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