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|From: Michael Whitman (Michael.Whitmanvalley.net)|
|Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 13:43:49 -0800 (PST)|
I'm sure the laws and regulations covering interments (as opposed to scattering ashes) on private property vary from state to state, but an excellent place to start info-gathering is with your state's chapter of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, which I believe used to be the Continental Association of Memorial Societies. In any case, their website is "funerals.org." Lisa Carlson's book "Caring for the Dead" (originally "Caring for Your Own Dead," I think) has a chapter on this topic. Sharon's comments hit the mark for me, as usual: "What if someone you loved was buried in a place you could never visit or felt was now a strange place because someone else bought the house? Family burial plots in the backyard or on top of the hill assume continuity." While I like the idea of a home funeral as much as a home birth or dy ing at home, and would gladly be a participant in another home funeral, I know that my surviving parent will be buried in the family plot in the town cemetery. michael
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