More security needed to prevent cemetery vandalism
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Due to an editing error the following letter, which was originally published Wednesday, is presented in its corrected form.

I am writing regarding the vases stolen at Forest Lawn and from local cemeteries. That is about as sorry as one can get. Now my dilemma is getting a new vase.

These vases don’t come cheap; they cost more than $200. The other option is a vase of hard plastic — which has no value to thieves — that does not let the flowers have a tight fit and allows water to seep in.

What has upset me is when I called the receptionist at the cemetery to let them know the lesser-priced vase was bigger, etc., and the flowers I had fitted tightly in it five days ago were already gone, her response might as well have been "Oh, well."

She said I was the only person who had complained.

I ask others who are having this problem to please call and let the cemetery person know so that a better vase might be made available to us. Another alternative would be for them to provide security and we might not have this problem in the first place.

Jane Lipham
Oxford
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