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Unhappy over cemetery policy

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The other day I was placing balloons on our grandson’s headstone at the Calvary Cemetery, when one of the workers approached me and said, “You are not allowed to place these balloons tied to flower holders or any place around the headstones.” His bosses stated that it’s on the fence, “No balloons, ceramics, or windmills.” The strings get caught in their weedeaters.

Then he stated the poinsettia plants are not a religious symbol and can be placed there all year round. It’s a wonder he didn’t want the sign of the cross chiseled off. Why were there Valentine balloons out for four days when my balloon for a birthday couldn’t be there for one day?

Well, happy birthday, Jehovah.

Shirlene Cook,


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