Thursday, December 29, 2011

Better safe than sorry

Secured Headstone

Better safe than sorry

Earlier this year a little girl was killed when she was climbing on a grave stone at a cemetery in Sweden. So now all grave stones that look like they possibly could fall over have been secured. This is my grandfather, Oskar Andersson's headstone, at the cemetery at the Medieval church in Västerhaninge. I think they have over done it a bit here. If this headstone fell over somehow I doubt it would kill even a squirrel.

15 comments:

Jack said...

I thought the USA was the only place this crazy. Whatever happened to the concepts "just bad luck" and "hey, it was her fault"?

hamilton said...

We have had a spate of malicious gravestone toppling over the past year. I wonder if such a set up might help deter that practice.

Your grandfathers' resting place looks very well cared for.

RedPat said...

A bit of an over-reaction! Typical of the times.

Lowell said...

May Oskar rest in peace! At least now he won't have to worry about his headstone falling over, which, even if it didn't kill a squirrel, would look rather unsightly.

J Bar said...

Interesting. You should post a link from Julie's new meme about grave sites.
http://taphophile-tuesday.blogspot.com//

Steffe said...

Thanks for the tip J Bar will do.

Mark said...

Yes it does seem a bit of 'overkill' pardon the pun!

bfarr said...

Better safe than sorry : (

Steve Scauzillo said...

I have never heard that story. I agree with Jack. That sounds like a US government thing. It is probably a one in a million happenstance.

Peter said...

Hope the squirrels will be okay.

brattcat said...

it looks as if it's being hugged.

Julie said...

Yes, it does bear a resemblance to a hug! And I agree with Mark: overkill in the example of your grandfather's memorial. Gopvernments sometimes try to protect us from ourselves too much. I blame the lawyers, actually.

Thanks for contributing to my new meme, Steffe. Your support is much valued.

Sorry it took so long for me to visit your post. I had to travel away for two days.

Birdman said...

Just saw the movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the views of the remoteness of a Sweden winter I can't get out of my mind. Quite romantic.

tapirgal said...

Steffe, this is great! I kept looking at the top photo asking myself, "Safe? Safe? What's safe? LOL! Thanks for the 2nd pic! :)

CaT said...

pretty sad to die like that!