My World Tuesday: We Don't Throw Anything Away
This post conveys the mood of Halloween, but it's a sight I take in frequently when I am in Waterbury. These grave markers line the wall that frames Library Park. They were removed from the grounds and placed along the perimeter wall on the suggestion of some good citizens a long time ago. "Where are their bones?" is what I wonder every time I walk on by. These stones look suspected of being guilty of something lined up like this.
But again I ask, "Where are the bones?" Why move the stone but not the remains? I may never now. This was government work. Perhaps it's enough to know that.
And what about the condition of these stones and the explanation carved in stone in 1934? Every now and again some town employee yanks off the vines is what I guess.
At the other end of this wall is the set of stairs that takes you up to the park. It's a nice little circle called a square (again, government work) near a traffic light at the entrance of town.
I like it. We keep everything. And put it somewhere. Even if it's weird.