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Old 12-15-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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They absolutely are a scam. They prey on the emotionally vulnerable.


I want to be cremated and then put in a floatable urn and then onto a marine biologists ship so I can prepare for my next life - listen & learn. I will be so smart by the time I pop out again I should complete college by the age of 10.

You want to come back and do it again? Once was enough for me thanks.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Many years ago my grandfather puchased a ten grave plot. My parents and grandparents and a great aunt are there. My sister and I and husbands always planned to be buried there.
However we just moved to West Virginia and I don't want to be transported back to Cape Cod, So we are going to be buried in the West Virginia National cemetery in Grafton WV.

That way they provide the grave, grave liner opening of the grave, Marble headstone etc. all at no charge and they will be well maintained as long as the US government lasts.

My sister, who is in CA has always been deathly afraid of fire. And I can't believe it but she has decided to be creamated. and Perhaps her ashes will eventually make it to that family plot.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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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
They are not stacking bodies indiscriminently as you imply. They stack bodies of veteran and spouse and if there are any minor children that are eligible, also if there are more eligible than fit in one grave they assign another one.

My plan is to be buried in a national cemetery with my husband in the same grave as you say. I have in fact been planning my funeral all this last week and looking at caskets online.
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:28 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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My great aunt's husband was buried during 1969. They had no natural children. My great aunt was buried in the same plot in 1999, leaving two spaces. My mother decided to "go in" with my stepfather in his large family plot. I guess my wife and I are going into my great aunt's plot.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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They are not stacking bodies indiscriminently as you imply. They stack bodies of veteran and spouse and if there are any minor children that are eligible, also if there are more eligible than fit in one grave they assign another one.

My plan is to be buried in a national cemetery with my husband in the same grave as you say. I have in fact been planning my funeral all this last week and looking at caskets online.

This sounds like a very sensible thing to do. Eventually we are going to run out of land.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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You want to come back and do it again? Once was enough for me thanks.

Ha! Yes I want to come back but I wouldn't do it the same way - move onto Plan B, or C~~~or Z.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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No, in my city I can be cremated and
buried on top of my parents.
I would not want to end up anywhere near my mother. Already I hear her complaining from the afterlife.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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One way to go:

Bye-Bye Coffins, These Organic Burial Pods Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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My wife asked me what kind of funeral I wanted. I told her to surprise me.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Nope. When I die they can feed me to the wolves for all I care.
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