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Not sure how I feel about this:

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    http://wtkr.com/2015/08/19/man-builds-patio-with-dumped-military-headstones/

    A monument maker has grave markers which are rejected for what ever reason, those goto a landfill.
    This guy recovers them and builds a patio.

    Some people are publicly shaming him.




    Public shaming used to be a thing - see "The Scarlet Letter" -


    Monuments as a patio - not so good. But would they be better in the landfill. I don't think so.
    They were never owned by the deceased nor the family. Our Government consigned the work, but they were not up to standards and discarded. I have worked jobs were we rejected the final product and discarded.
    Would the better thing have been to crush them? That is an expense.

    How about the public shaming?

    That is where most of my problem lies I think.


    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    non story
     
  3. Tbucket

    Tbucket Olympia,Wash. Active Member

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    Should of at least flipped them so you could not see the names. Other than that I have no problem with it.
     
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  4. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    I agree they were being tossed in the dump. At least he put them to use. But should have turned them over.
    Stacy
     
  5. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    If our VA system wasn't actually the cause of the errors I would be surprised, I know they messed up on my Dad's marker...Since the markers being used are either blemished or errors I have no problem, its not like the guy pulled them from the VA cemetery marking our Vets burial to build his patio...
     
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Meh. Pieces of stone.

    Sure the Patriot Guard will come. Then what..? Throw them in the dump? Seriously. Are they going to go put them on the grave marker wrong like they are?

    I dunno. The guy at the end says that's not right for who they belong to.... Well sir. If they are wrong the belong to whoever possesses them.

    Sorry in advance to anyone who finds the patio offensive. I have much respect for our military.
     
  7. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    What a bunch of over sensitive PC waste of oxygen our society has become. This is a story? At least the greenies should be happy the guy repurposed/recycled the stuff.
     
  8. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Id file this one under; "I could do this, but should I do it".

    The company said they were rejected by the government, he got them in a land fill? If you want to be mad at anyone, be mad at the government for just tossing headstones in a landfill.

    At the end of the day, they are just rocks. It isn't as if though he went all hamburgerlar on cemeteries to get them.
     
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