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Old 12-14-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My parents bought 6 plots. After they were buried, my sister and I sold the vacant ones back to the cemetery. The cemetery is in NY and we both live in FL.

As a veteran I could be buried in a national cemetery, but that doesn't appeal to me.

We will be cremated.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:04 PM
 
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Actually, here in Texas (and in other states, as well), individuals do NOT own the land -- they own only the right to be buried under it. The cemetery retains ownership of the land/plot.

I learned this when an attorney, to whom my family had paid good money, prepared a deed that was later declared ineffective because it transferred ownership of the land (which was not proper because the cemetery owns the land itself) but did not address ownership of the right to be interred below the land.


Didn't know that
Does that apply to burial niches for ashes?


We still have MIL ashes, cost a fortune just to cremate her, we can't afford to open/close her grave. We're thinking of selling the grave, then using that to buy a niche.....or maybe we can just rent a UPS box....then......run away
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:30 PM
 
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My parents bought 6 plots. After they were buried, my sister and I sold the vacant ones back to the cemetery. The cemetery is in NY and we both live in FL.

As a veteran I could be buried in a national cemetery, but that doesn't appeal to me.

We will be cremated.

In some VA cemeteries, they are "stacking" bodies several to a grave. I don't know how they handle the headstone(s), but the idea of a dignified burial doesn't fit that
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Retired two yeas ago and to me life has just started.....so easing about funeral plots in this forum is strange. I appreciate planning ahead but retirement does not mean death! That can happen at any age.
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:40 AM
 
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I own 5 - bought 3 when my 18 year old daughter died (in the early 80s) and 2 when my first wife died in 2000. (we had moved from where our daughter was buried)


Now remarried and we will both be cremated and our ashes mixed and will be scattered into to Pacific Ocean.
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:23 AM
 
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Have owned a two crypt mausoleum since my 30's. Now age 68 and 750 miles away, but wife & I will be returned to final resting place next to my parents & grandparents in the prepaid mausoleum.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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There may be some cremation types here but for all others, do you own your plot? My wife and I do and no thanks to me. She took the initiative when they had a 2-for-1 special over a dozen years ago. It's at a Catholic cemetery where all our people are buried.

I made a joke out of it years ago when real estate prices were south saying that it was the only piece of dirt we owned that actually increased in value last year.
What happens if you move to another state? Transporting your body could be very expensive
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Yes -- there is a stone with my name on it sitting there...waiting. Not so morbid, actually. Wife is buried there.

I moved 1,000 miles since then but that's not my problem by the time I will be going there.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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In some VA cemeteries, they are "stacking" bodies several to a grave. I don't know how they handle the headstone(s), but the idea of a dignified burial doesn't fit that

Stacking two people in the same hole is not that uncommon. I think you can specify that when you purchase a plot - they asked, I think. My old Irish relatives are buried that way in a Catholic cemetery but none recently that I know of.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Default Do you own your funeral plot

Nope! Each of us will be cremated and scattered but not in the same place. We could be buried or ensconced in a nearby veterans cemetery but we'll pass.
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