Monday, May 16, 2022
‘Bring back my parents’: Cremation ashes stolen from Texas woman’s front yard
Gail Hines, of Austin, TX, has kept glass decorations on her front lawn known as “gazing balls” for years. Last week, two of her lawn ornaments were stolen, however, the specific gazing balls that were taken were unique. They contained the ashes of her parents who passed away in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hines chose these specific gazing balls to represent the personalities of her parents, who loved to be outdoors. When purchased brand-new, gazing balls run between $25-$60. But for the Hines family, the value of these two gazing balls is immeasurable. The family is holding out hope that the thief will see the story and return the balls.
For more information:
See Grace Reader, “‘Bring back my parents’: Cremation ashes stolen from Texas woman’s front yard”, Everything Lubbock, May 14, 2022.
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