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Old 05-17-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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Have you bought your burial plot yet? Strange question....well, I was just reading an article, and now giving it some thought.

The price of everything, including burial plots, is only going up. Get yours while its hot! Ok, well, a plot can run $1000--$5000+, that doesn't even begin to include the casket, vault, headstone, then, they charge to open and close the grave Well, maybe cremation is the preferred route, but you still need to buy a niche. Best to buy two together, or you might share eternity with a stranger!

Why bother to buy a plot? Well, I don't want to end up in the trash, or buried in the backyard along with the cat! I know my kids would take whatever life insurance they would get and run, to hell with my bones Ok, well, how far in advance should one buy a plot? I'm 58...we could buy 2 niches for about $2000......
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Nope. As a tax payer you and others, myself included, have bought it for me. Veterans cemetery!

Thank you.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Cremation followed by the scattering of the ashes at sea equals no need for either burial plot or niche for the ashes. More and more people are opting for cremation in this country.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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Cremation followed by the scattering of the ashes at sea equals no need for either burial plot or niche for the ashes. More and more people are opting for cremation in this country.

Ok, but if you don't want to be "scattered", well, then, where do you want to be?I've heard of people keeping the ashes in an urn on their mantel, good way to end up in the Goodwill! Besides, just how does one "scatter at sea?" You just plan to rent a rowboat? The cost of transportation would be equal to a plot, and my kids would probably just flush me down the toilet, anyways!

Ok, well....no problem, I plan to spontaneously combust, anyways!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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Nope. As a tax payer you and others, myself included, have bought it for me. Veterans cemetery!

Thank you.

Hey, those are filling up! I understand in Houston, they are stacking burials--- You get what you pay for!
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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Hey, those are filling up! I understand in Houston, they are stacking burials--- You get what you pay for!
That's what they call 'comrade in arms'...
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Hey, those are filling up! I understand in Houston, they are stacking burials--- You get what you pay for!
Plenty of room in our newly expanded, state veterans cemetery nearby on a lovely river. We'll be cremated then buried together with a two-sided headstone. Our reservations have been confirmed.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:12 AM
 
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Plenty of room in our newly expanded, state veterans cemetery nearby on a lovely river. We'll be cremated then buried together with a two-sided headstone. Our reservations have been confirmed.
Interesting, how'd you arrange that. Our veterans cemetery told me that they don't take reservations, that it's 1st come 1st served. I asked why that is and they said I might die in another state and get buried there and tie up a gravesite that could be used for another vet.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:15 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Interesting, how'd you arrange that. Our veterans cemetery told me that they don't take reservations, that it's 1st come 1st served. I asked why that is and they said I might die in another state and get buried there and tie up a gravesite that could be used for another vet.
Should have said, "approved." No specific plot but confirmation of eligibility and approval so no further red tape to cut through. Just have to get about dying. New, large extension with space available for many a year to come. Everything already on file for us. My/our chances of outliving their capacity is nil.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:14 AM
 
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Yes, I have. In my 20's, I purchased a two crypt mausoleum. Now in my mid 60's. I'm one who always plans ahead. Got a real deal compared to what it would cost now or 20 years from now.
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