Another season has come and gone and many of our loved ones have passed.
As the caretaker and groundskeeper of the Mayfield Union Rural Cemetery, I wish to thank all those people and families who placed flowers within the cemetery. The beauty was overwhelming.
Since the cemetery was taken over by the town of Mayfield, Melissa Mazzeralli, Charles Morrison and myself are doing our best to make the Mayfield Rural Cemetery a place where a person will feel safe to rest in their passing, knowing that someone cares in the appearance of that holiness of grounds.
A cemetery is not a place of death, it is a place where those who believe rest and wait, a place of peace, where there is no more pain and suffering.
A cemetery is a place where we, the living, can do one last thing, and that is to show respect to those who made us what we are today; if it was not for them, we would not be here.
This holiday gift I give to you: For as long as I am the caretaker, I will do my very best to show my respect by keeping the cemetery well maintained.
Again, thank you for all the flowers. And Steve Van Allen, you did a wonderful job with the mowing you were able to do.
DOUGLAS E. KAMPFER