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Old 21.03.2011, 18:43
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I hope they weren't North American Indians...All sorts of things happen when you build on a sacred burial site. I know, I saw it on TV.
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:43
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Don't worry about it- we found one in our house and contacted relatives and they came and got it (took awhile). Must say, I did use it to scare any children that came around, including Miss L-P.
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:47
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Just as long as it isn't your name, you've nothing to worry about...
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Old 21.03.2011, 18:47
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Old 21.03.2011, 19:07
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That's an other good reason why I don't want a graveyard and gravestone. Put the ashes in a tupperware and throw it into the sea, Amen.

No money to maintain a spot they will take after a certain time anyway to rent to someone else. Save a lot of money and trouble to the family.
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Old 21.03.2011, 19:07
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Im amazed bb2, in Peru it is 100 years!
In rural Greece, in some areas I know anyway, it's only three to five years.

A gravestone is not exactly a cheap thing. It's not only the work involved that costs. The rock alone may cost a lot. So, it's not that unusual to put aside a gravestone that has been removed, to delete the engravings some day and reuse it.

Years ago, a part of my daily walk to work and back home was close to the local cemetery. When the plot close to the street was dug up, leveled and lawn grass seeds were sawn, after one year, before that section was reused, it was very interesting to see how green the lawn was where the graves had been, much greener than the former paths in between. You could still see the edges of each grave. What can we learn from that?
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That's an other good reason why I don't want a graveyard and gravestone. Put the ashes in a tupperware and throw it into the sea, Amen.

No money to maintain a spot they will take after a certain time anyway to rent to someone else. Save a lot of money and trouble to the family.
Wouldn't it float?
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Old 21.03.2011, 19:21
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That's an other good reason why I don't want a graveyard and gravestone. Put the ashes in a tupperware and throw it into the sea.
Made my plans already. Humanist ceremony, cremation and my ashes thrown to the wind in Upper Loch Torridon in Scotland.

Of course I will have the last laugh when the wind changes direction and I end up covering everyone in my ethereal dust.


None of this rotting in a hole and religious claptrap
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Old 21.03.2011, 19:21
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Wouldn't it float?
Include a brick or some sand or rocks. (And use something that is actually bio-degradable.)
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Old 21.03.2011, 19:22
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Of course I will have the last laugh when the wind changes direction and I end up covering everyone in my ethereal dust.
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Old 21.03.2011, 19:36
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Wouldn't it float?
Ok, apparently, you are not fit for the task...

But in case, you do get the responsability, note to yourself:

Open the tupperware and throw the ashes in the sea..... without the tupperware.

Wash and re-use....

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Old 21.03.2011, 19:41
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Open the tupperware and throw the ashes in the sea..... without the tupperware.

Wash and re-use....

How many people's ashes are you planning to scatter?

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Old 21.03.2011, 20:42
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people very rarely have a grave for ever, so after a set time (20 years iirc) you get dug up and reburied\burnt\new grave put over you etc and the headstone removed. what your relatives do with the stone after that is upto them, we have the headstone of someone in the cellar of our house, very posh it is too, no idea what to do with it though so will probably leave it where it is.
Is the name on the headstone Jakon Blum or Jochen Streit?

Seriously, BB, your house just seems to be a treasure trove of old stuff that's been left behind.

Didn't you insist on it being "Swiss-clean" when you moved in?
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Old 21.03.2011, 20:46
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I still found it disturbing...but better, we all know that spirits stays with bodies not with gravestones!!
..And HOW do we know this....?
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Old 21.03.2011, 20:52
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Ok, apparently, you are not fit for the task...

But in case, you do get the responsability, note to yourself:

Open the tupperware and throw the ashes in the sea..... without the tupperware.

Wash and re-use....

Ahh .... now that could be a New Item for Tupperware! ..... a Re-usable Cremation Ash Urn.... Free Hostess Gift to all New Brides on their first wedding......just wash and re-use.....
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Old 21.03.2011, 21:16
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Ahh .... now that could be a New Item for Tupperware! ..... a Re-usable Cremation Ash Urn.... Free Hostess Gift to all New Brides on their first wedding......just wash and re-use.....
This is so funny! Thanks for the laugh!
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Old 21.03.2011, 21:18
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Is the name on the headstone Jakon Blum or Jochen Streit?

Seriously, BB, your house just seems to be a treasure trove of old stuff that's been left behind.

Didn't you insist on it being "Swiss-clean" when you moved in?

there's more, but I'll drip feed it to you
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Old 21.03.2011, 21:22
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The gravestone is then returned to the family.
Hi, I saw an old grave yard in AG, there was a notice asking that the stones be removed by the families or it would be done for them with the usual extra charges!
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Old 21.03.2011, 21:23
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Oh please BB2, I'm totally hooked on the story now. do tell us another tibit.
There's got to be a reason for that letter to have been buried there.
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Old 23.03.2011, 21:00
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Actually in "Oberland Aktuell" the paper of events for the Berner Oberland region, I came across an "event" called "Wenn die Erinnerung ihren Platz verliert (When the memory loses it's place/space) and it is a parting "celebration" on the occaision of the graves from 1982-1984 being dug up for reuse. The church and the graves commission is inviting people to come to the graveyard in Meiringen basically to say "goodbye" to the graves. Macabre but if anyone is interested the service will be at Michaelskirche, Friedhof Meiringen on the 2nd of April.
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