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Mock Graveyards are poor taste this Halloween.

Original post made by Resident on Oct 21, 2009

I know this is Halloween and people like to decorate their front yards, but this year I think it is inappropriate to have mock graveyards in Palo Alto. In light of the events of this week, death is no longer funny and reminders with gravestones and RIPs are painful reminders of the reality of death. Pumpkins, ghosts, witches and other traditional decorations and costumes are fine, but please be careful. Parents check what your children are planning for costumes as I have heard rumors of distasteful suggestions this year.

I respectfully ask you to remove any gravestones from your front yards. Thank you.

Comments (3)

Posted by Palo Parent, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Oct 21, 2009 at 11:02 am

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Posted by Deadpan Humor, a resident of another community
on Oct 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Graveyard irreverence is nothing new. Here's a joke my father told me 50 years ago:

Braggart: I'm foreman over ten people on my job.
Bored Listener: So what. I have thousands of people under me where I work.
B: Really? What's your job?
BL: I mow the lawn at the cemetery.

My father actually did work at a cemetery. He's buried there now, and I bet he's still chuckling.


Posted by Perspective, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm

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