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Did anyone of you purchase a coffin or a burial plot before any death occurs, like for yourself or family members?  Do you think it is sensible or worthwhile?

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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 28, 2009
    • My husband when he was sick during my grandma passed away, without my knowledge, purchased a cremation right at the burial plot place.  He owned couple of them.  Meanwhile, both he and I can be buried free at Camp Williams.  So I have 3 plots and cremation rights and urn with no body.  frown




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      Polly W wrote Mar 28, 2009
    • I have three plots as well, free and clear, as well as 3 plots remaining in a family plot that I am part owner of. My dad purchased the ones I own, my grandfather the ones I co-own. May have seemed sensible when people weren’t scattered all over the countryside, but nowadays people are so spread out and they generally don’t wind up in a family plot. The resale value is not so good on plots either, in the event you don’t use them or want them. In the case of the plots that I co own, they are likely never even going to be used, but the family cannot agree on selling them, or what to do with them, and at this point we would have to have signed permission to bury anyone on them from 7 different people. As those people pass away, the odds go up to signed permission from potentially every heir to those plots....at this latest count that is over 30 people that would have to be hunted down and sign for permission to bury on one of those plots. Can you imagine in a hundred years? Seems like an awful lot of trouble to get buried.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I read CD’s question and thought to myself, yes it’s a very sensible and worthwhile thing to do.

      After reading BC’s comment, I’m having to rethink my opinion.  I live in a small town where the only way people leave is to die, so it makes sense here to pre-pay funeral expenses and burial plots.  

      But, The Man and I are not “from here” so it’s not like we have a family plot or anything.  We have no ties here and chances are we won’t live here after he retires so it wouldn’t make sense for people like us to but plots.  

       On the other hand, my son is buried in a family plot belonging to his dad’s extended family.  At the time his dad divorced me, that bugged the hell out of me.  But, since my family is a bit nomadic, I find a little comfort now in knowing he was buried next to cousins and great grandparents rather than just in a cemetery in whatever town I happened to live in at the time.

      It always amazes me how many memorial services we have that are for people who moved away from here decades ago, even scores of decades ago! that theier dying wish was to be buried “at home“.




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      Susan Dahringer wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • chinadoll , are you serious? I think my parents bought one at the time my grandparents passed away 15 years ago...




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      Jenni0811 wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • China.....better stay on your hubby’s good side...estatic

      I do not have any burial plans, although I do have a life-size wooden coffin in my basement.....halloween accessory, y‘all estatic    Maybe I’ll put it to use someday, but not anytime soon!




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I am serious.  Three plots and each one can stack 2 coffin on top of each other.  So I have room for 6 corpse.  ha ha, I wonder who is interested???  tongue out

      Good view - mountain lot, solitude... just a little sell pitch.happy




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • Jenni: regarding my husband’s military plot, again, we can be on top of each other.  Hubby and I keep fighting on who wants to be on top.  happy




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      Angelcart wrote Mar 30, 2009
    • No but I think it’s really smart to have this taken care of to not burden others.

      CD - LOL about you and hubby being on top.  It reminds me of a joke about a couple being buried side by side and continuing to argue six feet under.




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      Susan Dahringer wrote Mar 30, 2009
    • Hi china,
      No one in my immediate family has purchased a coffin or a burial plot,not since my grandparents passed on 15 years ago...We do from time to time have an elderly man come door to door with an offer too good to refuse,lol....I think it’s sensible and worthwhile to have one..




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