A few months ago I had one of the stone gargoyles on my front stone gate pillar disappear– and yesterday the other one vanished. I was angry because they meant a lot to me and my sons. My eldest son Schuyleur had bought them for his Father as he knew he wanted them for the front gates. But, Ange became very sick and he died from cancer a few years ago and they never went up.
The summer after he died I took it upon myself to get them put on the front pillars along with a plaque of the history of the house in his memory. I knew he would be happy to see they had finally found their rightful place. Then one “left us” a few months ago- and today as I turned the corner I noticed some stone bricks from the pillar on the sidewalk– and when I looked up– the other gargoyle had been removed.
I know I am not the only person in town that has had vandalism occur on their property. But, in July of last year we were trying to catch a bat in the TV room and the police showed up 20 minutes later saying a neighbour had called because she thought something was wrong because of the flashes of light and the waving of a tennis racket. I am always happy when people are paying attention to what happens in the neighbourhood so I absolutely have no qualm over this. But, here we have two stone gargoyles on the top of giant stone pillars on Lake Ave East, on a heavy traffic street, and no one saw anything when a crowbar or hammer was needed?
Life goes on believe me, and I know there are bigger fish to fry in this world— but this is not only happening to me. So, let me now personally and completely condemn local scenes of vandalism in our rural towns– and this criminality, pure and simple, needs to be confronted before it gets worse.
Thanks to Tammy Jordan just now I have a photo-“What a terrible thing to do, Steal the gargoyle! I just photographed him a few weeks ago! I hope someone see’s it and recognizes it and he gets returned! Then PL-Premium him in place”!
The Bat Story…If you want a giggle…because some days you just have to shake your head and laugh..