Aaron":38igh3vj said:Bigfoot":38igh3vj said:
One big reason for cremation here, and not burial, is long-term outlook for cemeteries. Next generation is not going to pay for upkeep of cemeteries and what you pay for a plot isn't going to cover it's upkeep for eternity. There is a small graveyard, mile and half from the house, that was used to bury the locals 90 years ago. Only has about 10 people in it. Most of the tombstones have crumbled and can no longer be read. I am waiting for the time when the county quits maintaining it, and eventually sells it off as excess. In my lifetime, it will happen - especially if budgets were tight and trimming need to be made. And most cemeteries will go the same way, eventually. Maintenance costs go up and the new 'arrivals' offset the costs of maintenance for the ones gone for 100 years, but eventually the maintenance costs will supercede the value of those buried and decisions will have to be made.
Pretty rare around here as well BF. Might be a big thing in the cities though. I just want a funeral and bury me in the ground and put up a simply headstone in case someone is interested years down the road.Bigfoot":pjwhen8l said:
:mrgreen: my dad spread my grandmas ashes up on the rim in Arizona. Dropped them over a bluff and the wind brought them right back up and blew them all over his face. That was typical of herTexasBred":2q4jla29 said:Keep in mind those ashes blow all over creation. Mine would all probably land and remain in the nearest cow patty.