I never met the Wife's father. He died a few years before I met her. So, I never met the man. But the whole family thought the world of him.
After all these years, they still place flowers on his grave on special occasions: holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and any other time in between that the mood strikes.
When they bring out new flowers, they'll remove the old flowers, so that fresh ... or at least good-looking ... flowers are on his grave.
The other day, a family member went out to the cemetery for another matter. And, of course, stopped by the grave.
And that's when we found out that the flowers were missing.
Now, of course, if weather is really bad ... with high winds and such ... that can cause problems. But it usually causes several problems, not just one. And, there's been no bad weather recently.
So, looking at things, it seems that there was no natural reason for the flowers to be missing.
Which leaves somebody moving them.
And that means somebody took the flowers.
What kind of person would take flowers off a grave? I don't know. But you can find flowers at the flea market that look like they might have come off a grave. And that sickens me.
And, the thing is, this happens. A lot.
It just happened to us this time.