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11:00am Friday 1st November 2013 in Letters
I HAVE heartfelt sympathy for anyone who loses a child.
However people regard graveyards in very different ways.
When my dad died my mum and sister found great comfort in visiting his grave but I believe that when you die the essential ‘you’ immediately goes to heaven.
Also I wanted to remember my dad as he was before he had cancer.
So I displayed photos of him, before he was ill, about the house and things he liked about the garden not in the graveyard.
Some people sit by a grave to meditate and want a quiet, tranquil atmosphere.
On a practical note there is nothing sadder than an unkempt churchyard but it is very difficult to mow the grass if things are placed outside of the grave’s kerbstone.
A joint committee would be ideal as long as each person had a fair hearing and the more vociferous ones did not drown out the quieter ones.
MRS LYDIA DOVEY Malvern
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