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Seeking Serenity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 10:16 AM
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6. Good. To quote a line from "Caddyshack" (an hilarious movie, BTW),
"Golf courses and cemeteries are the two biggest wastes of prime real estate."

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  -Cemeteries Are Dying Due To Cremations Are_grits_groceries  Feb-23-09 10:07 AM   #0 
  - I always wondered...  Sagan   Feb-23-09 10:12 AM   #1 
  - Combination of things.  Occam Bandage   Feb-23-09 11:00 AM   #16 
  - Speaking of flowers...  TheMightyFavog   Feb-24-09 06:37 PM   #47 
  - some of the shadier ones get real creative  Blue_Tires   Feb-24-09 03:05 PM   #41 
  - Couldn't possibly be because people can't  pleah   Feb-23-09 10:12 AM   #2 
  - Good  customerserviceguy   Feb-23-09 10:13 AM   #3 
  - But... it's a beautiful monument to the dead!  ComtesseDeSpair   Feb-23-09 10:49 AM   #13 
     - Hmm, I thought I was a tapophile  customerserviceguy   Feb-23-09 05:42 PM   #30 
        - Yes, but...  ComtesseDeSpair   Feb-24-09 09:54 AM   #31 
           - True  customerserviceguy   Feb-24-09 10:25 AM   #32 
              - Oh, where's your sense of romance?  ComtesseDeSpair   Feb-24-09 10:52 AM   #33 
                 - I enjoy them too.  dustbunnie   Feb-24-09 11:10 AM   #35 
                 - Hmm, children dying on the same day  customerserviceguy   Feb-24-09 05:36 PM   #43 
  - An economy based on growth  The2ndWheel   Feb-23-09 10:13 AM   #4 
  - I wonder how much of it is due to environmental consciousness.  Aristus   Feb-23-09 10:15 AM   #5 
  - Nah, it's just that our modern idea of them is rather stupid.  Xithras   Feb-24-09 06:53 PM   #49 
  - Good. To quote a line from "Caddyshack" (an hilarious movie, BTW),  Seeking Serenity   Feb-23-09 10:16 AM   #6 
  - Ah! Perhaps a return to the Reagan concept of "dual use" which  flamin lib   Feb-23-09 10:39 AM   #12 
     - A mini-golf/cemetery combo would be great  Arugula Latte   Feb-23-09 11:04 AM   #18 
     - another last hole possibility-  dysfunctional press   Feb-24-09 05:57 PM   #45 
     - a lot of cemetaries are not allowing monuments any more...  dysfunctional press   Feb-24-09 05:56 PM   #44 
  - Interesting. A few years ago I thought  demokatgurrl   Feb-23-09 10:17 AM   #7 
  - No kidding!  pipi_k   Feb-23-09 10:58 AM   #15 
  - and here I thought people were dying  auntAgonist   Feb-23-09 10:24 AM   #8 
  - LOL!  Happyhippychick   Feb-23-09 10:34 AM   #10 
  - Back in the 1950's, the funeral homes and cemetaries spent a ton  old mark   Feb-23-09 10:32 AM   #9 
  - "The American Way of Death," by Jessica Miftord, was published in the  Mist   Feb-23-09 11:33 AM   #26 
     - My wife and I are becoming members of a cremation society  old mark   Feb-23-09 02:02 PM   #28 
     - I read that book...  pipi_k   Feb-23-09 04:38 PM   #29 
  - We cut down mahagony trees to make caskets that go straight into the ground. Insane. nt  thereismore   Feb-23-09 10:36 AM   #11 
  - They blame cremations for the demise of cemeteries?  pipi_k   Feb-23-09 10:56 AM   #14 
  - The funeral business is full of cold-heart scammers  TlalocW   Feb-23-09 11:00 AM   #17 
  - burn my stinking ass and put my ashes in a hole in the ground with a tree planted with them  madokie   Feb-23-09 11:04 AM   #19 
  - Mixed feelings about this.  Arugula Latte   Feb-23-09 11:06 AM   #20 
  - Ideally...  bikebloke   Feb-23-09 11:13 AM   #21 
  - My mother was a pentacostal Methodist. Yeah, I know it's an  flamin lib   Feb-23-09 11:24 AM   #22 
  - Good. Cremation is sensible. I see no reason to take up space when I'm dead. nt  Mist   Feb-23-09 11:25 AM   #23 
  - Having a loved ones ashes forever is better than that the grave is turned over after  WillieW   Feb-23-09 11:28 AM   #24 
  - Nothing says you can't have your ash urn buried in a cemetery.  gauguin57   Feb-23-09 11:29 AM   #25 
  - When my time comes, my ashes will be dumped of the stern  Thothmes   Feb-24-09 06:45 PM   #48 
  - There's a "green" cemetery near here  FloridaJudy   Feb-23-09 11:37 AM   #27 
  - "national cemetery in the area that would offer free burial for veterans"  Hubert Flottz   Feb-24-09 10:54 AM   #34 
  - Cemeteries and golf courses are a waste of space. n/t  AtomicKitten   Feb-24-09 11:47 AM   #36 
  - You stole that from George Carlin. :)  JackDragna   Feb-24-09 12:12 PM   #38 
     - I did ;) and he's so right. SF stopped new burials over a century ago. n/t  AtomicKitten   Feb-24-09 12:21 PM   #39 
        - No they didn't. SF just moved them to Colma.  Xithras   Feb-24-09 07:09 PM   #50 
           - Colma is a bizarre little place, and worth a visit if you're in the area.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Feb-24-09 07:33 PM   #53 
           - Visit? I was thrown out!  Xithras   Feb-24-09 07:50 PM   #56 
           - I know; I had my bird cremated in Colma. My point was they moved it out of SF.  AtomicKitten   Feb-25-09 01:56 AM   #57 
  - I have TWO burial plots waiting for me!  queenjane   Feb-24-09 12:10 PM   #37 
  - great post  rove karl rove   Feb-24-09 03:08 PM   #42 
  - My grandparents bought their plots, headstones, services, etc back in 1985  tammywammy   Feb-24-09 07:17 PM   #51 
  - That's the way I feel  Raine   Feb-24-09 07:43 PM   #55 
  - Good. If ever there was a total waste of land...  NeedleCast   Feb-24-09 12:22 PM   #40 
  - Those people are sheisters  Dappleganger   Feb-24-09 06:06 PM   #46 
  - Beyond the Cemetary  Peace_Sells   Feb-24-09 07:25 PM   #52 
  - You Know Why They Build Fences Around Cemeteries ???  WillyT   Feb-24-09 07:37 PM   #54 

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