Funerals are expensive

@lovebuglena (37424)
Staten Island, New York
July 28, 2022 4:00pm CST
It cost close to $20,000 to bury my dad and that doesn't even include what was paid for the restaurant where people gathered after the cemetery. Just the plot itself was close to $8,000. Almost eight grand for a hole in the ground. That is insane. But I've heard that in a different cemetery, where one of my grandmothers is buried, the plot there costs over $20,000. Who can afford to pay such money? And who would want to? There is so much one can do with that kind of money. When we bought the plot for my dad we should've gotten one for my mom at the same time. That thought didn't cross our minds right then. Now they won't be buried next to each other whenever that time finally comes.
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@moffittjc (107537)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jul
The city I live in owns a beautiful historic cemetery, and their plots are only about $500 each. And even better, you can sign up for monthly payment plans. I just finished paying off three plots for me and the kids. Now I’m going to order the headstones, which can also be financed on a monthly payment plan. All interest-free since it’s through the city. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father.
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@moffittjc (107537)
• Gainesville, Florida
31 Jul
@lovebuglena That’s interesting that they won’t take cash or charge cards. I wonder why? I mean I can understand not taking credit cards, because even they get charged processed fees, but why not take cash?
@lovebuglena (37424)
• Staten Island, New York
31 Jul
@moffittjc could it be because cash can be counterfeited?
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@lovebuglena (37424)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Jul
Wow! Cemetery by my house where my dad is buried offers no payment plans. Check only and for full amount. Can’t even charge it. And if you can get your hands on that kinda cash they won’t take it.
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@kaylachan (37483)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Jul
As tragic as it sounds, and how hard it is to make those choices. Why not look into it? I hate it, but my husband and I are talking about our final wishes.
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@kaylachan (37483)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 Jul
@lovebuglena I know. I wasn't asking to be insensitive. But, some people do consider these things so they aren't scrambling when it's time to come up with money they don't have.
@kaylachan (37483)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Jul
@lovebuglena True me, I understand how you feel. It's not something you want to talk or think about. But, it's a topic that cannot be ignored. Last thing I want to do is hurt you.
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@lovebuglena (37424)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Jul
Doesn’t feel right to buy a plot when you’re well and healthy.
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@RebeccasFarm (74108)
• United States
29 Jul
It is outrageous Lena and I know. There is none of that for me. I will be cremated for sure..it is far too expensive.
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• United States
30 Jul
@lovebuglena I dont want to but surely have no choice.
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@lovebuglena (37424)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Jul
I don’t think I can be cremated as I’m Jewish but not sure I’d even want to.
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@valmnz (17280)
• New Zealand
29 Jul
Because of diminishing land space, many New Zealanders now opt for cremation instead of burial.And that is a lot cheaper.
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@lovebuglena (37424)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Jul
I’m not sure I’d wanna be cremated. But being Jewish, that’s probably not even allowed.
@xFiacre (10957)
• Ireland
28 Jul
@lovebuglena We can usually get 4 people into the one grave on top of eachother, but it's still expensive. Mine however will have the bare minimum, and if anyone wants to eat and drink they can buy it themselves. I'd rather leave the money to a cats home than waste it on being buried in an expensive fashion.
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@lovebuglena (37424)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Jul
Sure we could’ve probably gotten a cheaper plot and cheaper casket but we didn’t want to get something we didn’t like because we were burying my dad. And it probably wouldn’t have been that much cheaper.
@lovebuglena (37424)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Jul
I never heard of putting more than one person in a grave. Wow!
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@LindaOHio (104034)
• United States
29 Jul
Plots out where we live are probably around $1,000. I'm sorry that a plot wasn't purchased at the same time for your mom. Things always cost more near big cities.
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@lovebuglena (37424)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Jul
We could’ve gotten a plot that was maybe a grand cheaper but we didn’t like where it was located.
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@LindaOHio (104034)
• United States
30 Jul
@lovebuglena We are in a town of about 5,000 people about 40 miles from Cleveland. Things are cheaper here.
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@GardenGerty (147365)
• United States
29 Jul
My first husband was cremated. That is what his family does. We had a nice service and did some things that caused some expense, but nothing near that much. They hit you when you are emotional. It still was less than $1500, but that was almost twenty five years ago.
@RubyHawk (71450)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Jul
My son and Leo were cremated and I will be also.We released my sons ashes in a river he loved and scattered Leo’s ashes on a wooded trail under the tallest most beautiful tree in the forest.
@Ganma7 (3862)
28 Jul
Who can afford to die? This is just crazy if you ask me
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@lovebuglena (37424)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Jul
This is insane. You can always choose a cheaper plot, cheaper casket, etc. but you are burying your loved one and you want a good plot and a nice casket. And that won’t come cheap. Though even the cheaper stuff costs a good amount.
@Ladanger (14659)
• United States
28 Jul
We can’t even afford to die.
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