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Old 12-14-2015, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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When my husband died in 2008, I had to purchase a plot for his burial, so I went ahead and bought the plot next to him for me. Now I need to pre-plan the burial for me so there's no "loose strings" left. There's no-one else around to do it after I die, so it's on me.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:35 AM
 
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I am one of those "cremation types".
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Yes, I have a family plot down in Rhode Island if I wish to be buried there. But I don't. I'll be buying another one here in Maine, for the 4 of us - myself, Mrs. Nor', her brother, and my own brother (we all live on these 33 acres, in different houses).

I don't believe that it matters who you are buried with. We all get to the right place, regardless!
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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My grandparents, who were fairly well off, purchased 10 or 12 plots many years ago (before I was born). They are for use by anyone in our family who can't afford to make other arrangements. So far, they have used their two, and one of my aunts buried her husband in a 3rd one. The rest are still available.


But I don't intend to be buried. I've always said that if anyone can make use of any part of my body, they are welcome to it, and then burn the rest. My mom and sister think the same. My husband just doesn't care what is done, so if it came down to it, I'd do the same with him. So it is unlikely any of us will be using any of those plots.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I told them to just leave me in a hefty bag at the curb.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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We are going to be cremated, so no...My parents had plots in California, my father died in 1973 and was buried
there, my mom and brother moved to Colorado, so did we and my other brother and his family. When my mother
died in 2013 she was cremated here, so the other plot is empty.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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I don't, but my parents bought theirs back around 1985, and when they passed in 2012-2013, it was so appreciated that they thought about it so far in advance and took care of it.
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I am one of those "cremation types".
Me too! The cheapest possible way to get rid of the body is my preference. No services. None of it!
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I agree with the others that prefer cremation and no ceremony for myself, but buying a plot in advance is not always what people think it is, saving money for the heirs. When my mother in law passed last year, they had a family plot which her parents purchased in the early 1900s in the SF Bay Area. Despite owning the plot, we ended up spending close to $4,000 for the interment and other fees, and that was just for an urn. The plot is just a place to put the remains, digging the hole
can be expensive, especially when the cemetery is getting full and they are running out of potential revenue.
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I told them to just leave me in a hefty bag at the curb.

To be recycled? Maybe you'll be a beachball next or a toilet seat (ew).
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