It's been a tough week, glad it is over. I haven't done much but set and "think". Daydream might be a better word. I can't get over the cost of funerals these days. When Laurel Land Cemetery started in 1940s my grandfather bought six lots. Down through the years, prices have gone up and up. I expected some increase, but they are just unreal. There should be a law against "gouging". I have bought several lots for my children, and me. In 2006 when my son was murdered, I used one lot. His funeral was a little over $6000.00. Now I needed the one next to him for his sister. Now, it would be over $9000.00 for the least expensive funeral! Can you imagine? Keep in mind, that does not include the cost of the lot. So that leaves cremation. Their cremation was $3500, not cheap. So another place was found, guess what, they used Laurel Lands crematory!I know a lot of people are opting for cremation, it is not something I want for myself. Just to bury her Urn in her lot, I already own, is over $1200! I just think there should be some sort of legislation to prevent funeral homes from "gouging" people when they are already hurt and upset. I know that most people can't afford that kind of money.
Of course I know that everyone should plan for their own burial, with insurance, or a pre need burial policy, having buried or been included in making arrangements for most of my family, I did just that.
A lot of people are now donating their body, this is one thing Escapee's RV Club speaks of, again, not for me. www.sciencecare.com. They handle everything including a no-cost cremation to keep it simple for you.
On top of everything else my dog has been sick. It just never ends!
Roger and Reggie go to the vet!
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