New York State Funeral Directors Association

Pet Cemetery

It sounded too good to be true when I heard New York State will allow humans to have their cremated remains buried in a Pet Cemetery.

I know how much people love their pets and figured it was a benevolent step by the Empire State.

As it turns out, it’s not too good AND it’s true.

Photo of Archaeologists Probably Digging Somebody Up

I realized this blog’s topic, “end-of-life issues,” extends into an unending sphere of time. I’ll never really “finish” with the end of my life, even after I die.

If all works out right, I’ll be resting comfortably in my coffin while the world contends with the weather and taxes – my “end-of-life” will be continuing, quietly.

Quietly, that is, if I don’t get dug up, become a scientific project or have my gravesite vandalized – something that seems to be happening all over the place.

It’s almost amazing, but more rightly troubling, what occurs during funeral processions.

There’s always an uproar in the media, and in the local diner, after police get involved in a family’s funeral procession.

Video: Slaves No More

New York's Capital Region honors, re-buries Colonial-era slaves. Found by accident in an unmarked cemetery, scientists pinpointed their African origin and the community held a wake and funeral.

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