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Old 12-19-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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My two sisters have been laid in the cemetery. It upsets me so much I sometimes wish they were dead.
They must have had cheapo dates, or were the guys in the biz?
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Old 12-19-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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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.
My Mother bought 2 when my Father was alive, he took his own life and then his Mother (My Grandmother) died so she let them use hers. Good thing too, she'd paid $50 for the plot years ago now they want up to $9K for the burial and fluff. She still had to shell out $2K for the coffin and such....

My Mother chose cremation...I plan to be dumped in a recycling bin or left in a ditch somewhere....
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Nobody's immortal, it's just permanent retirement planning.
This one of the things I prefer it to be a surprise. No I prefer to be cremated, no need for a burial plot. Scatter my ashes around the ground.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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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.

My family bought a plot in 1954 for my little sister. In 1961 my sister lost a little girl age one and she is buried next to my sister. At the foot of the grave my sister in law's ashes are buried. Mine, and my brothers, will be buried there also on each side of hers. So, I guess I do own my own plot. I visit that cemetery once in a while...it's just up the street...and it's kind of eerie to actually know/see where my ashes will be buried.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:42 PM
 
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I'll be surprised. Im entitled to a spot in a national cemetery plus my grandfather bought a huge plot back in the 1930s that isn't full yet even though a lot of assorted family members with nowhere else to go are planted there. I also have the paperwork filled out to give my body to a medical college.
All the necessary paperwork is put together and my daughter can do whatever is easiest for her when the time comes.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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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

Funny story about that...well, funny to me anyway. My first husband was buried in a military cemetery and his wife was talking about how she was going to be buried "on top of him". Well, in life she was a nag and he spent a lot of his time doing stuff away from her. I thought how ironic...the woman he kept trying to escape will now have him pinned down through eternity! lol And she wasn't a small person either which just made it funnier to me. I know...that's bad.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:41 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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There may be some cremation types here but for all others,
In many parts of the country, more people are cremated than buried in burial plots, a trend that is expected to rise. In the western states (California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona) it is 65-75% of all deaths. Highest rates of burial vs cremation are in the Deep South.

Last year my FIL died, this year my MIL died, and both are inurned at Fort Logan in Colorado. My parents died in 2000 and 1984 and both were cremated, ashes spread in places they loved.
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