"When I first saw the tomb, it was a mess.
It was dirty, defaced, pitted and a wreck.
The glass window had been shattered.
In fact, many years ago the grave had been vandalized and a local youth reached in and stole Merrit's skull and scattered his bones around the grounds.
The vandal actually had the boy's skull in his bedroom.
Eventually he was discovered by the authorities, the skull was recovered and it and the boy's bones were re-interred in the tomb out of reach of other bad people.
Norwich Glass Company provided the Plexiglas at the opening so it would never be broken again. »