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Old 12-13-2015, 09:19 PM
 
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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.
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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My Irish grandmother bought a couple plots in the 40's that hold, geez, about a dozen or more caskets or cremated remains. She had 11 kids and wanted to make sure no one went without a place to be buried with the family. There are still graves available (because most of the married kids/grandkids bought their own family plots) and as a single woman, my name is penciled in on one of them. Except....it's in PA and I'm now in FL. I doubt if I would go to the expense of flying myself up there and there are still grave opening fees. I will probably just be cremated down here and bury the ashes in the memorial garden at the church.
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:46 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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When my husband passed away in 2001 my parents purchased a 4 casket/8 urn plot with me in a cemetery in town. In addition to my husband, my parents and the cremated remains of my sister's husband are now buried there.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:32 AM
 
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Fifteen ago, a local cemetery was opening a new section and was having a big sale on plots. My parents picked out a plot for themselves. They asked DH & me to help them choose . We thought the price was so good that we bought the plot next to them.

Cost per plot today has increased two times in value over the original non sale price. Now I understand why people say it's a good idea to pre-pay and pre- plan for funerals.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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My dad bought me 2 in 1964 when he bought plots for my mom and him. They are in theirs and I will be next to them.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:54 AM
 
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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.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Yes. My parents bought 4 plots in the early 1950s. My parents and one of my sisters are there.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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Years ago when my husbands father passed, his mom purchased four plots. One for my husbands father, one for her, one for my husband, and one for his future wife. I never met my husbands parents, they both passed before we met.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:13 AM
 
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A local cemetery had a two for one, buy now and die later sale. I thought it was a tad tacky.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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Years ago my mother passed and took some of the $$$ I received and went out and bought a small niche for husband and myself. Already had agreed to cremation. I am right in the room where my grandparents and parents are near us. Husband now gone and we had a nice memorial service at the mausoleum. Many going this way and costs so much less.
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