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carpe scrapum 
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06-20-13 08:28 AM - Post#4066904    

The girls and I have been taking long bike rides a few times a week ending at the local cemetery. Sounds morbid but its actually not. This particular one is absolutely gorgeous with waterfalls and a natural setting with a myriad of plants and trees and flowers everywhere. There are two bridges leading a a small island even. Very pretty, people come to take portraits there because of the beautiful setting. I will show you pictures later.

Anyway, during one of our visits Bianca was paying her respects at random graves. She found one that had the name of a twenty seven year old woman and right under the name there was the word MURDERED. It was quite shocking to see that etched into the grave stone as part of the tribute. I found it sad that this is the was the family chose to remember her. It's a tragic way to die, but I would refuse to give the memories to the murderer. What do you think?

 
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06-20-13 08:40 AM - Post#4066914    
    In response to carpe scrapum

oh man. I agree. Sad and not what I'd want engraved under my name, or that of a loved one

 
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06-20-13 09:45 AM - Post#4066924    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Wow, I've never seen/heard of that.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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06-20-13 10:11 AM - Post#4066950    
    In response to rottiefan

Not what I would have chosen for one of my family members either.

 
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06-20-13 10:13 AM - Post#4066952    
    In response to rottiefan

I've never seen that before either.

Wonder if the family had a reason for doing that...


 
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06-20-13 11:44 AM - Post#4067012    
    In response to buttonscrapper

I agree!

 
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06-20-13 12:12 PM - Post#4067018    
    In response to carpe scrapum

Eh, how old was the grave stone? People's attitudes have changed a lot over time. (Think about all those old family portraits where no one is smiling...)

I would be surprised to see it on a recent memorial, though.

 
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06-20-13 12:22 PM - Post#4067024    
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  • Beth Ann Said:
Eh, how old was the grave stone? People's attitudes have changed a lot over time. (Think about all those old family portraits where no one is smiling...)



Yeah, but that was also because it's harder to hold a smile for a period of time and people had to be very still because it took longer to take pictures.

I guess they wanted people to know why she died young. I think it also expresses the anger about it. There's a monument that was on my way to/from school when I was in high school - which explained what happened to a 17yr old girl on her way to school and where her head and body were found. I don't think that's any different - it's just not in a cemetery. And explains what happened, not simply that she was murdered.

 
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06-20-13 01:47 PM - Post#4067032    
    In response to kaleidoscope

Perhaps her murder was something they never recovered from, or was particularly horrible, or was even a family member and they didn't want it forgotten?
You never know.


I love cemeteries like that. Used to be that families would picnic is cemeteries and visit with loved ones past. It wasn't morbid, but was generally a very happy time - sharing with the loved ones, playing with family and others who were picnicking as well. So many cemeteries were "dressed up" with lovely settings and waterfalls and ponds and such.
Today, most families never go back to visit their loved ones, and I don't know of anyone who picnics in cemeteries anymore.

 
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06-20-13 01:50 PM - Post#4067034    
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  • Beth Ann Said:
Eh, how old was the grave stone? People's attitudes have changed a lot over time. (Think about all those old family portraits where no one is smiling...)

I would be surprised to see it on a recent memorial, though.



That's just the thing! It was a recent death! I will have to go back and check the date but I know it was not that long ago.

I do agree with Tam that it expresses the anger of the family, I totally understand it also. But, I would never give my memory to a sick bast**d who took my loved one from me by acknowledging his or her crime.

 
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06-20-13 01:53 PM - Post#4067036    
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  • Judge Amy Said:
Perhaps her murder was something they never recovered from, or was particularly horrible, or was even a family member and they didn't want it forgotten?
You never know.


I love cemeteries like that. Used to be that families would picnic is cemeteries and visit with loved ones past. It wasn't morbid, but was generally a very happy time - sharing with the loved ones, playing with family and others who were picnicking as well. So many cemeteries were "dressed up" with lovely settings and waterfalls and ponds and such.
Today, most families never go back to visit their loved ones, and I don't know of anyone who picnics in cemeteries anymore.



The cemetery where Greg's dad is (which also happens to be where Al Capone is) has a mariachi band come by on special days, people picnic there and play sports. I love it there too but it's too far from us. Mia told me she'll bury me by the waterfall so she can visit me all the time lol


 
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06-20-13 05:34 PM - Post#4067102    
    In response to carpe scrapum

Maybe the death was ruled suicide or accidental, but the family is convinced she was murdered? Sort of a last plea for justice to be served?

 
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06-20-13 06:38 PM - Post#4067110    
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I totally thought of that too. Who knows what their motive was, but it's sure shocking to see that type of grave marking in this day and age.

 
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06-20-13 06:47 PM - Post#4067112    
    In response to carpe scrapum

i'd be getting the name and dates and doing a google search, but that's just me... intrigued now.

 
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06-20-13 09:04 PM - Post#4067114    
    In response to hockeymom24

You read my mind! I will be paying another visit this weekend.

 
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06-20-13 09:12 PM - Post#4067116    
    In response to carpe scrapum

keep us updated Viv - with pics of the waterfall / peaceful areas!

 
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06-21-13 06:59 AM - Post#4067144    
    In response to gingersfavorite

I will. I have a ton of pictures in my camera that ill transfer today to my computer to show you guys.

 
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