My headstone of the week is NOT one of my favorites, rather one that just absolutely disgusts me. It is my headstone of the week only because I think it should be brought to the attention of anybody interested in cemeteries and especially interested in Woodward Hill Cemetery in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania!
This spot can be found on the perimeter of the cemetery where it borders Chesapeake Street. This headstone has been pushed over and is being used as either a table or a bench, I really don’t know since I’ve never seen it in use. However! I know it is used for illegal activities since those little white things scattered around are packages for syringes. See the picture below of the one I’ve zoomed in on.
This is an area that is in a secluded, tree covered spot. It could be a serene burial spot, and probably was at one time. I cannot read this headstone, since I am just one person and cannot turn this over. To reach it you must access it through this canopy of trees. Notice all the other headstones that are knocked over and are otherwise desecrated.
One day while reading and recording headstones I saw three young men coming out of that area seemingly rapping a tune or whatever it is they do. Groundskeepers kept on mowing as if it were nothing unusual. I have spoken to the City Police and was told it was virtually impossible to catch anybody since they see the cars come and they run through the trees. I can understand that since I know the landscape there. There must be some solution, but I just don’t know what it is!
This is a real shame and disgrace and the reason it is
Linda’s Headstone of the Week; Week #39!