Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tombstones used in construction of new home
Pooh, Poohs Ghosts
Missourian Uses Tombstones in New Home
Ghosts don't worry Frank Karpek, ozark stonemason, who is using tombstones in the construction of his new farm home.
Karpek and his three sons moulded concrete bricks for the house and fashioned gravestones from an abandoned cemetery into ornamental arches above the windows and doors. The few remaining markers at the neglected graves will be laid as flagstones around the house. Karpek plans to clear the cemetery of weeping willow trees and sow the land in clover.
12/17/ 1936, Page 15
WHAT!!! How could that happen? Did it being reported cause any concern or outrage by the locals? Is the farm house still standing?
A neglected and / or abandoned cemetery does not mean that the people buried there deserve to have their tombstones removed and their resting places lost. I think that stonemason was cheap in using them instead of crafting what he needed from another source. Shame on you Frank Karpek!