Sunday, May 25, 2008

Barbecue Grill Cemetery

Memorial Day weekend is all about grilling out, and paying respect to the dead. Now here's a place where you can do both at the same time.

This Lexington cemetery is located off Rose Lane at Aylesford Place, behind student-housing apartment buildings. At least some developer took some care to avoid bulldozing the stones when the housing project was built (The Lost maxwell Cemetery comes to mind). However, the headstones are facing the parking-lot pavement - which means the bodies have probably been paved over.

The barbecue grill right behind their graves adds an extra indignity. I wonder how many college students over the years have sat there with lawn chairs grilling burgers, and then suddenly noticed they're in a cemetery?

Photos by Tim Stamps.

1 comment:

tstamps said...

Found the obituary notice for Gip Jones:

Lexington Herald-Leader
July 1, 1987

RICHMOND -- M.G. "Gip" Jones, 79, of Union City, a farmer and cattle buyer, was found dead Monday at his home after he had a heart attack. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Turpin Funeral Home. Visitation after 9 a.m. Thursday.