After going through my (many) photos, I was a bit taken aback at the number of vandalism-damaged headstones that are out there.
And it’s not just here in the U.S. It’s all over.
No matter where you go in the world, walk into any cemetery and I will bet you a decent cup of coffee (or tea, if that’s your thing) you will see the results of vandalism.
Really, what is it about cemeteries that drives people to deface, tip, or break the headstones? Jealousy that we mere mortals can no longer afford such luxurious memorials to our time here on earth? Or just a severe aversion to learning dates because you hated history class in high school?
Here’s what I do know. I’ve got a lot of photos of unique carvings showing one kind of damage or other that I’m going to start posting under the “Damages” in the Tag cloud. It’ll be a great example of showing everyone a bit of the tremendous artwork that’s still out there, even if it is partially destroyed. Plus, it’ll be a great tie-in to some of my restoration posts.
Start looking for these photos within a couple of weeks. As for the one here in this post, this headstone used to have an eagle on it until someone decided to break it off cuz, he (and yes, most vandals are a he) maybe thought it would look cool in the backyard.
Want to know more? Here’s a link to my earlier post on it.