Tedd (aka The Husband) is an avid genealogist and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington, Delaware. This 136-year-old 39-acre graveyard is in bad shape due to years of neglect. Yesterday, "The Friends of" organization assumed ownership for the cemetery. This transfer of power was witnessed by members of the local press (The News Journal) and the story appeared in today's paper.
Here's how the article starts:
"Riverview Gardens cemetery has seen its share of woes in the past 10 years. It has been rife with complaints of poor maintenance, misplaced graves, lost remains, a stolen skull and mismanagement of its perpetual-care fund. It has faced state investigations and was the target of metal thieves who swiped the heavy brass doors off mausoleums." A stolen skull? Misplaced remains? Sounds like a Halloween movie.
Please read the full story at Future Looking Brighter for Riverview
Be sure to watch the video that accompanies this story.
Alas, our recently decluttered basement is now filling up with dusty and moldy records from the cemetery that Tedd needs to review. Should I change my name to Morticia Adams?