HOUMA, La. — It isn’t the statues, the stained glass or even the pillows on the graves at Southdown Cemetery that bother Terrebonne Councilman Alvin Tillman — it’s the colors on the tombs.
He does not like the red one, the yellow one, the soft dove gray or any of the shades of blue that about a dozen of the tombs have been painted. And he says other people have complained about it too.
“We want to stop this before it gets out of hand,” Tillman said. “Before you know it you’ll go out there and the cemetery will look like Mardi Gras.”
Tillman wants it to be illegal to paint a tomb anything but white.
Maybe Alvin Tillman should invest in founding cemeteries with ‘home-owners associations’ full of ordinances and self-important governing boards which restrict…everything that is at odds with uniformity.
Then there wouldn’t be room for sweet sentiments, like this one in a cemetery we found in Opelousas: