Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by los2188, May 10, 2015.
OMG. What a horrible thing to happen - who could have ever imagined. So sorry for the family.
I'll be honest, I am nervous around headstones, especially the large, older ones. Just another of the plethora of reasons I'd rather not be buried. (I do understand many belief systems require it, I am not saying no one should ever be, it's my own personal preference!!)
That is just so tragic and terribly gruesome at the same time.
When I was a kid, a bunch of us went down to a nearby cemetery "at the midnight hour." One of my older cousins was hiding and shrieked at us to scare the wits out of us. I started screaming and began to run off and stepped onto a grave, which proceeded to collapse underneath me. That was quite traumatic for a 10 year old kid. I don't know that I would ever think to keep my child away from a headstone, however. That must have been one of those really tall ones that you see now and then.
We don't have to imagine. There was a similar incident at some point in the past year. We had a thread on it.
Not that I'm blaming those responsible for the boy in Odessa. It's still a rare occurrence. Statistically he was more likely to die in a car accident during the drive to the cemetery.
I agree with what others have said above. I also believe, if you enjoy walking through old cemeteries like myself, you teach any youngsters with you to stand at a respectable distance and do not climb on the tombstones. It is a cemetery, not a park.
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