Monday, July 30, 2007

Poltergeist...The REAL Story

I think cemeteries are great places to visit; you can honor the dead, learn some history, and with the older ones, appreciate the art of the tombstones. One of the saddest cemeteries to me is this one in Mission Hills. Formerly known as Calvary Cemetery, it became the victim of vandals back in the 1960’s. By the 1970’s, the city made the decision to remove all the tombstones, leave the bodies, and dump all the headstones into a ravine, save for a handful that were deemed historically significant. Hard to believe? Well, it’s true. If you visit the area today, it is called Pioneer Park and unsuspecting kiddies cavort over the bumpy terrain. Just like something out of the movie “Poltergeist.” Fortunately, my great-grandfather’s headstone was rescued at the last minute from the dump. The city’s justification was that all the families were notified. Bull#$%^. I’d like to think that something like this wouldn’t happen today...

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