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Old 04/27/11, 12:55 AM
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Question Will you be buried on your land?

Or have your ashes spread? Have any of you planned this out already?


I am pondering on this tonight.

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Old 04/27/11, 01:22 AM
 
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My wife's parents own property that has been in the family for generations . There is a family cemetery on the property . Our plots are reserved there . I've been seriously considering going ahead & putting in the headstone .

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Old 04/27/11, 01:35 AM
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I have a spot picked out down by the barn.... its easy digging there, plenty of dirt before getting to the rock. Have a neighbor with a backhoe so it shouldnt be too much problem fer Yvonne to call him over, dig a hole, toss my sorry carcass in and cover it up.

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Old 04/27/11, 01:47 AM
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Catholic Church recommends burial on "Sacred Ground" so we have purchased a plot in our church's cemetary.

Plan to buy a headstone this summer.

Hope to have "our farm" etched on the stone.
We've seen others like this that look very nice.

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Old 04/27/11, 02:37 AM
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I'd like to have my ashes spread in the round sheepdog training pen at the top of the farm. I should have spread my mom's ashes at the wildlife area around one of the bluebird houses she took care of for so many year, but didn't.

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Old 04/27/11, 05:07 AM
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My ashes will be spread in our pasture, with my passed critters!

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Old 04/27/11, 05:21 AM
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My ashes are to be spread around my cabin and up in the woods above my place. There will be a stone celtic cross up in the woods as my marker citing my name and the number of days I lived.

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Old 04/27/11, 06:28 AM
 
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Our ashes are all going to be scattered at the family farm. We've chosen the area on the side of the mountain near where my Dad used to sit on a huge rock sometimes during hunting season. Dad died first (5 years ago), so his ashes are there already. It's so peaceful to go there. I have a question too, if the OP doesn't mind. Would you mark the spot, (fence, headstones, monuments) or since in our case it's ashes, not actual burials, leave it "natural". Our family hasn't decided.

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Old 04/27/11, 06:28 AM
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Why would anyone want to be buried on their place when probably after you die down the road your family will eventually sell the place & the new owners might not want a gravesite on the place unless there is already a cemetary on the place,that would be different...but just one grave???

As far as spreading your ashes,don't forsee a problem with this as long as the new owners in years to come don't know about it,might spook them a little...LOL...

I will be buried in the family cemetary....

When i bought this place years ago i did not know but there are two grave markers down along the field & found out later,one was from a favorite cow and another was from a favorite dog...have to admit its a pain to mow around...AND no one comes to visit the graves either..

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My grandparents donated part of their homestead to be used for the local cemetery. It is very well kept and to date there are annual Memorial Day services. I plan to be buried in it beside my maternal great grandfather.

In addition to a marker provided for a veterans grave I wish to have a slab marker over my grave that has the family tree cut into it. Though expensive it will be quite an aid to future genealogists.

My plans might be different if I thought my daughter and husband might wish to be buried there rather than the town where he grew up or where they live now.

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I am planning on having this Adonis-like body bronzed for posterity.
Either that, or having myself blown up. (and this is a joke)

I have my 'wake' planned out, complete with guest list, menu and beverages.

And if my wife doesn't follow through with it, I'll come back and haunt her

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We checked into the family cemetery creation, but Texas law won't allow it for our place, as it's too close to the city limit.

I really don't care what they do with the carcass.

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Old 04/27/11, 07:14 AM
 
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Once I die I'm to be cremated. What happens to the ashes will be up to whom-ever of my family is still around....... Don't think I'll be in any condition to complain!

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Yep. My ashes will be added to the compost bin & will then make it into the garden. Wish I could recycle the whole carcass. but laws here won't allow that.

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Old 04/27/11, 07:33 AM
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Catholic Church recommends burial on "Sacred Ground" so we have purchased a plot in our church's cemetary.

Plan to buy a headstone this summer.

Hope to have "our farm" etched on the stone.
We've seen others like this that look very nice.
Hmm...I didn't realize this...suppose you had your area blessed? I want ashes on our land, then a tree. DH wants me to take his to the adirondacks, 4th lake, BY the lake.
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Old 04/27/11, 07:48 AM
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I am a part of the land that I work. The land is a part of me. That's why when my time on this world is done, I wish to be returned to it (ashes). It doesn't matter if the property is sold or given or whatever. New owners gonna be spooked by something like that? If they are that "flighty" then they aren't gonna last more than a year or two, anyway. Who cares what they think? Not me.

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Not sure where I'll be buried but I'd like it to be a natural burial...without a coffin.

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Most of my ashes are to be scattered on these Indiana Hills, somewhere. DSW wants a bit of the ashes to keep as a Memory. One or two of the DKids might also.
It's all okay with me..........

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Never understood cemetaries. We will be cremated, a portion of the ashes will be placed in a Christmas ornament for each kid so they have to "visit" us once a year. The rest will be scattered.

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My ashes will be spread in the river where I was Baptized.

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I want to be buried on my porperty right where my grandparents house site now. There is an ash a maple tree there that is over 100 years old each and I want to be placed between them. I will hopfully build my own coffin. I have poured all my living, love, tears and blood into this homestead and I would consdier very disrespectfull to take me off of it when I die. My family is awear of this and I have most of the plans in place. Poeple have told me I crazy since I am only 27 but we have not the promise of our next breath.

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I'll be buried next to my children in a small town in NW Alabama.

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Interesting thread.

I love water. Being around it, in it, on it, under it. It's when I'm near water that I'm at my most peaceful. I also love to travel.

I want my ashes spread in one of the Great Lakes, probably Lake Huron since our house is about three miles south of it. I'll be in my element, and I figure over time some part of me will travel a good bit of the world. Even if I sink where I'm spread and stay right there, I'll be at peace.

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Family plot on cemetary hill in our home town. One of my earlierst childhood memories was cleaning the graves of my grandparents/aunts with our Dad. It kinda' "grounds you" when even as a child you know where you will be laid to rest.

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Old 04/27/11, 09:44 AM
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i have checked into the Michigan laws about being buried naturally on our property

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I've asked that sometime after I've been cremated, my ashes be mixed with forget-me-not seeds & be scattered on the bank of a favorite stream.

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Old 04/27/11, 10:22 AM
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Since our Catholic Church has no cemetery, I will be buried next to my husband in the township cemetery. The priest will bless my grave site just as he did my husband's. The cemetery is quite close to our farm and the plots are free for township residents.
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Never understood cemetaries. We will be cremated, a portion of the ashes will be placed in a Christmas ornament for each kid so they have to "visit" us once a year. The rest will be scattered.
Well, that will make for a very unique Christmas ornament.
I rather like the idea but I'm almost certain my children would be freaked out!

I recommend a nice metal ornament rather than a delicate glass.
Heaven help the poor soul that might drop and break Gramma!

We have a Hallmark ornament that is a very minature "time capsule" ----- metal with a screw top ---- that sort would work perfertly.

Hmmm------- I need to shop for a few more of those!
Just the "thought" of it will make for a good (humorous)(and haunting) family dinner discussion!
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Cremated, ashes released to the wind, down at the little pond at the farm....James

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when i hear fatal i am going hunting one last time. although composting sounds better

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