+hamgran Posted April 27, 2009 Share Posted April 27, 2009 I’ve never minded finding caches in cemeteries, as long as they were away from the graves themselves. I’ve found the odd one that’s been hidden in a bush adorning a stone, which seemed to me a bit disrespectful, especially if the cache page didn’t specifically say that this stone is Aunt Edna’s, or whatever. What’s really on my mind, though, is a cache I found just a few days ago. Normally when you’re asked to get information from a stone (the person’s birth date, age when they died, etc.) it’s of a grave that has some historical context – maybe a grave from the 1800s or early 1900s, maybe founders of the nearby town, etc. The cache I found a few days ago asked for information from the stone of a young girl who died about five years ago, aged 21. With my impeccable sense of timing, I ran into the mother at the gravesite, with no escape route open to me. She had no idea the geocache existed; she thought I was a birdwatcher. I won’t go into details, but the encounter, though seemingly innocuous, shook me up pretty badly. I guess that’s my no-crossing line: having to glean information from newer stones without approval from the family. Quote Link to comment
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