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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I would also feel bad for the family that went to visit their loved one's grave and there was 7' statue of SB. In order to grant that one family's right, you are trampling on the rights of every other family.
    What are the rights of every other family?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommytoMR.FACE View Post
    What are the rights of every other family?
    They paid for a respectful place to bury their loved one.

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    I don't understand how it's disrespectful or violating anyone else's rights. Obviously not everything is going to be to everyone's taste. Personally, I don't believe in angels or a religion, so sngels and religious symbols are not to my taste. That doesn't mean that it's offensive to me or a violation of my rights if other people want to put angels or religious symbols on their tombstones. I also wouldn't pick a spongebob tombstone; not to my taste. But if it helps that family honor their daughter's silly offbeat sense of humor in the wake of her tragic murder, then who am I to tell them that they have to conform to my tastes?
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    We are talking about a 7' statue. Not a small figurine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    We are talking about a 7' statue. Not a small figurine.
    Exactly! I wouldn't want a 7-foot tall *anything* on the grave next to my loved one. And there's TWO of them, one for the deceased veteran, another for her still-living twin. The cemetery has offered to reimburse the family for the two stones, and to pay for a smaller, more appropriate, version since there was obviously a misunderstanding with the family in the design review process, and I think that's the right thing for them to do. The family is just being petty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    They paid for a respectful place to bury their loved one.
    Who are you to deem what gravestone is respectful and disrespectful?
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    Those of you who find the 7 foot Spongebob disrespectful.. Would you find a 7 foot cross or a 7 foot other religious symbol disrespectful as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommytoMR.FACE View Post
    Those of you who find the 7 foot Spongebob disrespectful.. Would you find a 7 foot cross or a 7 foot other religious symbol disrespectful as well?
    Over all I do not think there should be any 7' statues other than if they are a part of the chemistry such as at the entrance.

    ETA - I think religious statues are fine at a church owned cemetery if they are normal sized. I would not care what anyone's grave was if it was normal sized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommytoMR.FACE View Post
    Those of you who find the 7 foot Spongebob disrespectful.. Would you find a 7 foot cross or a 7 foot other religious symbol disrespectful as well?
    Looks like you missed what I wrote above...

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    Exactly! I wouldn't want a 7-foot tall *anything* on the grave next to my loved one.
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    Who are you to deem what gravestone is respectful and disrespectful?
    I'm someone who paid a lot of money to bury my loved one in a beautifully natural place that has National Historic Landmark status. Maybe something like that would be appropriate in a cartoon-themed cemetery, but not in a place like Spring Grove. Here's some info from their website:

    Spring Grove was chartered in 1845, and is one of the largest nonprofit cemeteries in the United States, and the most beautiful according to thousands of visitors who come to visit every year. There are 733 acres of which approximately 450 acres are developed.

    One of the things that Spring Grove is famous for is its lawn plan. The lawn plan was started by Strauch and considered unconventional at the time. Later, the lawn plan was accepted as a model for many other cemeteries. Strauch believed in developing the landscape to harmonize with nature. He re-routed roads to follow the natural shapes of Spring Grove's hills and valleys. He built lakes, islands, footbridges, protected woodland areas, and brought hundreds of trees and plants from other parts of the world. He asked lot owners to remove the fences and hedgerows they had built around grave sites. Spring Grove has been called by experts the major example of the American rural cemetery.

    Along with the renowned distinction of being the second largest cemetery in the United States, Spring Grove Cemetery is also proud if its designation as a National Historic Landmark. Spring Grove is one of only seven cemeteries to hold this national honor.
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