My family visits Ma’s grave every Sunday morning, and I join them whenever I’m home. This past Sunday morning, I received this in a text from my brother:
Yes, that is indeed my grandmother’s headstone sinking into the ground.
Turns out she has a new neighbor. The caretakers didn’t fill out this new person’s grave as well as they should have, and the recent heavy rain caused the earth to sink.
The photo was an immense shock, to say the least. I think my family has already made a complaint, but that likely does little to allay this upset, particularly for them.
Perhaps this is a regular occurrence at cemeteries. However, it may still be construed as disrespect. Families pay exorbitant amounts for plots and burial services and caretakers should be more vigilant.