Prompted by a recent comment left to one of my posts, I find it necessary to state what most would take for common sense.
Someone wrote to me about visiting one of the places I have talked about in my posts. They mention how they climbed all over one of the stones and "weren't so respectful" at another. And in case that person looks, no, I did not approve the comment. Please never let me in the same room as this person. I don’t care if you believe stories of haunting or myths associated with these places or not, these are the resting places of people who were once alive and kicking, just like we are now.
I don’t write about these places so that uncouth punks can go and wreck havock. I write of them because they are interesting and beautiful, like a museum or the Grand Canyon. There are unwritten rules of respect one should show at places like this and if your mothers didn’t teach you right then I suggest you go learn it from somewhere. I can’t believe I have to actually explain this.
Taking pictures, even touching most markers is fine, unless in a very old cemetery where the stones are old. Most of these sites post “no rubbings” or other advisories. This for the preservation of the place for you and others to come.