|Re: Community Cemetery||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Chris ScottHanson (chriscohousingresources.com)|
|Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 08:41:34 -0800 (PST)|
I think this is a great idea. It certainly wouldn't bother me.In fact: I wish my parents had not chosen to be cremated. I now have no where to go to "be alone" with one or the other of them, when I want to think, "ask them questions" etc. They are now everywhere, and nowhere.
Chris On Oct 29, 2006, at 9:22 PM, Kibuyu wrote:
In our community, we’re considering designating a small part of our large open wilderness space as a cemetery for “green burials” i.e. where members could be buried in simple biodegradable coffins and without permanent markers. Two cutting-edge concepts there - DIY burials without middlemen, and outside of a cemetery, yet it appears that both are legal in our state. Within our community, opinion is divided. Proponents argue that this procedure has been the norm for most of the world since the dawn of mankind; death is the natural end of life and we should return our remains to the land where we live, without consuming yet more costly resources in our passing. Opponents say uh-oh, even if this is legal, it will have to be disclosed when houses are sold, and what will this do to our property values? Will it put off prospective buyers? Now, prospective cohousing buyers are not your average J Doe, they are people like you and me with a fair amount of education and tolerance and receptivity to unconventional ideas. So I’d like to ask you this question: If you were about to buy a house in a new community, and you learned that someone had a) died in that house and b) been buried nearby, would that affect your decision or your perceived value of the house? I searched your archive but could only find one short 1995 thread on the subject. Has anyone out there first-hand experience of burying neighbors in community land, or of trying to do so? Feel free to reply directly to me if you don’t want to clutter the listserve with responses, then I will later post a single summary of feedback received, for general interest. Thanks, and happy Halloween! – David B______________________________________________________________________ ______________Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail (http://advision.webevents.yahoo.com/mailbeta/) _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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