WHEN I read about vandalised cemeteries, I am always disheartened by the lack of respect some people have for these memorials. No matter what creed or colour, these graves and gravestones were made in memory of loved ones, so the future generations could find their origins.
I am asked by my younger nephews and nieces about our family roots,
Cape Town has the beautiful Maitland graveyard where an in-law found the grave of his ancestor of many decades ago. I remember finding the wrought iron-enclosed grave of the Parkin family near the Baakens Valley between Fernglen and Stella Londt Drive, Sunridge Park when building stormwater drainage in 1978 for Fernglen.
It was still in excellent state.
Now many people have lost respect of all things worthwhile, showing their moral decay.