I honestly find the whole reality of people just tossing aside bones to get at the things people’s loved ones put in the grave with them so upsetting I about can’t stand it. Anderson also said that he’s seen looting of historical graveyards, but I wasn’t clear about whether he meant in the Bend or just in general, so I didn’t include it.
But it’s not like the Muscogee aren’t historical residents of Bells Bend, you know? And they’ll have to come over and deal with those bones.
I don’t know. I might be in favor of guns in parks if people felt empowered to shoot grave robbers.
And woo-woo wise, it just freaks me the fuck out. You’re going to rummage around in someone’s grave, toss his or her bones aside, and steal the stuff their loved ones intended for them and you think what you’re doing can be offset or mitigated with a cigarette?
Mom and I had a long talk on the way home and she wondered if there’s not so much brazen looting because the economy is so bad. I don’t know. You’d kind of hope that people would only be up to that bullshit because they’re desperate.
I don’t know.
It’s just a shame.
It’s not much different than what’s always happened in Nashville, but yuck, nevertheless.