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A phone call this evening has established that my sister-in-law still owns the area where her late husband is buried, even though she sold the rest of the farm. 

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Hopefully it'll never be developed and built on Lizzie.

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Speaking to quite a few friends in the senior area we live in, they have organized and paid for their funerals a while ago, cremations one and all, one couple even have their urns sitting in a cupboard. We are not that organised but should really get it sorted, to take the onus off our kids. Speaking of costs, our son-in-law passed away 2 years ago. He knew he was dying so organised his funeral wishes and paid for it all. He had a catholic service in the church nr their house, but the burial was to be in a Catholic cemetery 40 miles north. He chose this because his mum and brother live in N, Phoenix and will be together. Police escort for the many cars going north on the freeway, beautiful casket, burial plot etc, cost him $15,000. A lot of money, but it was his wish, and doing it your way is what counts. Personally I wouldn't mind being turned into a tree. S o me folks' ashes go up in a firework! 

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I will try to be serious for a short time, the wife will not talk about death or burials other than she wants to be cremated , arrangements or anything else. So if I survive her she will be cremated and I will arrange a Cremation , followed by a celebration of her life, which will mean food, plenty of alcohol and most importantly loud 60s music and dancing. Dancing is what she enjoyed but she landed up with me , two left feet and no interest.

Me simple cremation and that's it, my sons have been told, don't waste money on me , it can be spent better else where, I have had my share whilst alive.

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You can be buried on your own property here, subject to health regs etc.  Local housing subdivisions can have their own rules.  I personally would not choose to do it because of visitation rights and potential problems for my relatives selling the property.

For me, the final location of my mortal remains is of little consequence.  I have run my life trying to go through it with it with as little trouble to others as I can.  I'm just trying to make my death the same way.

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It’s the same over here but there are so many hoops to jump through before you can it’s not worth the hassle. Plus, of course, there’s the potential devaluation of the property for your heirs. We’re running out of burial spaces and cremation appears to be the preferred and cheaper option. We do have a natural ‘woodland’ burial site at nearby Oxton which has proved popular.

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Just printed out the funeral home estimates emailed to me after yesterdays visit.   Glad I was sitting down.  :biggrin:

 

Starting to look more and more like I'll have to buy my own little chunk of the USA rather than let them ship me around.  Plenty of expenses at both ends, not to mention me plane ticket.  Ohhh Well!  I did aaarsk.l

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On a brighter note..

I've just returned from seeing Graham Nash in concert at the Southport Theatre.  He sang songs written by himself, and by Steven Stills etc., including some he recorded with Crosby Stills and Nash, some with the Hollies and some from his solo albums.  His keyboard player was from Lubbock Texas, the birthplace of Buddy Holly.. which they marked by doing an almost a capella version of Buddy's 'Everyday' as part of their encore.

The music wasn't all gentle and peaceable.. but the sentiments were. 

Excellent concert.

 

As for funerals.. I don't care much what they do with me when I'm dead.. so long as I am actually dead.

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P.S. Earlier on Tuesday... I saw one of the Airbus A300 'Beluga' transports overhead. Not unusual to see one of these.

 

300px-AirExpo_2014_-_Beluga_02_(cropped)

 

 

 

  Quick look on Flightradar showed it was Hamburg to Chester.  Oddly though.. only about an hour later, another one appeaed.. also Hamburg to Chester.

 

Never seen two in a row before..

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8 hours ago, DJ360 said:

P.S. Earlier on Tuesday... I saw one of the Airbus A300 'Beluga' transports overhead. Not unusual to see one of these.

 

300px-AirExpo_2014_-_Beluga_02_(cropped)

 

 

 

  Quick look on Flightradar showed it was Hamburg to Chester.  Oddly though.. only about an hour later, another one appeaed.. also Hamburg to Chester.

 

Never seen two in a row before..

They’d nipped over for a new pair of wings Col, but could have been the same plane too, practising for Fairford this week.  

 

Our company re-surfaced and striped the runway at Broughton last year.  

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I haven’t seen Brock The Beast for a while so decided to venture into my conservatory. Opened the door announced that I was coming in and then jumped in a bit like Jackie Chan with both hands raised and saying aaaha. Jumped round to face the door and waited. I fully expected to see him reclined on my chair, drink in one leg, fag in another, just chilling but there was nothing. Bit spooky really.

 

Hopefully this means he has either moved out (hooray) or popped his clogs (oh no I hope I didn’t hurt him). Checked around and there are no webs or deceased flies to be seen.

 

There is one other explanation unfortunately, perhaps he has managed to get into the house which doesn’t bear thinking about. So I have hoovered beneath everything I could and moved things I couldn’t to hoover behind them. He is probably sat somewhere safe laughing at me. I am getting quite neurotic (spelling?) about him, keep thinking I see him sauntering across the floor. Can they climb stairs, will have to google that or perhaps not, I don’t want to know.

 

My dad always said they are more frightened of you than you are of them but somehow I don’t think Brock is that worried to be honest. 

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That picture one post up & the picture three posts up, is that the same Airbus A300?

 

 

 

Or is that the one DJ spotted a hour later?

Or the one Lizzy fitted new wings on?

 

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Sad news today Andrea Camilleri has passed away 94 yrs old. For those who don't know who he is. He's the author of Montalbano.

Tv is celebrating his life and what a life . A great man and such a loss may he rest in peace.

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Has anyone advice on a place to visit in Wales preferably flat and if possible antique shops. When the weather is nice mum and aunty get the wanderlust they fancied Ireland so I suggested Wales, advice on other places you have visited also welcome.

Gem

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Llangollen is ok, so is Machynlleth. Good B & B's too.

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Been to Llangollen and have friends in Machynlleth. Someone told me Mold was nice. Never been there but it has to be better than Mould!

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I like Llandudno, having been several times. Fairly unspoilt, with a bit of a this-is-how-the-world-used-to-be atmosphere.

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36 minutes ago, Gem said:

advice on other places you have visited also welcome.

Gem

Heres one for you to recommend Gem,,bet not many others will mention it,, Workington,,one of the nicest friendliest places I've been to in Britain,,nice town on a river,,lots of B'Bs,,on the coast with nice walks,,within touxching distance of the beautiful lakes,,Maryport and Whitehaven also coastal towns nearby,,abd you can see Scotland across the Solway Firth, beautiful,,

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Hire a narrow boat Gem, follow the Llangollen canal into Llangollen. Brilliant ! Black Prince boats from Chirk marina, couple of tunnels and the famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct nothing quite like it. If you've never done it before, you get tuition before setting off at a nice leisurely pace. B.

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Also love Llandudno cliff ton,, half way up the Great Orme bumped into a lad from Bestwood estate,, ey up said he,and ey up Barry said i,, as if it was quite normal,,

Did you go in the Cafe at the top cliff ton,? Withall the memorabilia of Randy Turpin,,?

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We used to go to Llandudno for our holidays with my parents many years ago in the late fifties/early sixties. Isn’t there some sort of a tram that goes up the Great Orme? I can remember trekking up it quite a bit, I am fairly sure my dad met Randolph Turpin at the top once. Also went to Conway and Caernarvon (spelling?) as my dad had a thing about castles.

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1 hour ago, Beekay said:

Hire a narrow boat Gem, 

 

That is a definite no no, I think two ladies with a combined age of 199 years are best kept on dry land but I must admit for myself I like the idea.

Ben, Workington would never have popped into mind but maybe Whitehaven could be a nice place, will have a look at their tourist information site. As long as they don't ask to cross the desert on a camel I will consider most things.

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