BIBLE HILL – Driving home Wednesday morning Merle Stonehouse spotted something that upset him in front of his Bible Hill home.
There on the sidewalk was a section of his fence that had been scraped and painted about a week ago.
"It annoyed me because I have to repair it and I will," the 91-year-old told the Truro Daily News. "It's not a big loss because I can do it myself, but it annoys me to have to do it twice."
A fence has been in front of the family's Vimy Road home for 60 years. The family discussed what to do with the fence earlier this year before deciding to do some repairs.
"Some of it is rotten and some of it's in good shape," Stonehouse said.
Him and another man scraped and repainted the fence.
"I tried it when I painted it. It seemed stable enough for a year or two or three," Stonehouse said of the damaged section.
"It would have withstood a few more years without the help of outsiders."
The longtime Bible Hill resident suspects youth are responsible for the vandalism.
Stonehouse said most children are really good, but he would like to see parents speak to their children about respecting other people's property.