The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 12, 2013

Letter: Ridiculous to lock gates at Waukomis Cemetery


Enid News & Eagle

— There is something on my heart and mind that seems rather ridiculous to me, that being locked cemetery gates on the Memorial Day weekend.

I’m talking about the Waukomis Cemetery. This started about 10 years ago.

My wife and I are now 80 years old. Our loved ones’ graves are at the very back of the older section and include eight sites.

That is a long way to walk and carry that many decorations.

My wife is on a walker, and I am on oxygen.

Phillip L. Tappan

North Enid