By Anonymous - 21/4/2020 17:00

Every little helps

Today, I found out that my grandmother desecrated my grandfather's grave. 14 years after his death, she dug up his body and had him cremated so that she could sell his plot back to the cemetery for money. I was the one who found out so I had to tell the rest of the family. FML
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By  Jaymail  |  16

The part of Grandpa that everyone loved was his spirit. It wasn’t his body. His spirit and his body separated when he died. His body was just something he used while on Earth. It’s like mourning the loss of a vehicle you once drove. His spirit wasn’t hand cuffed to his body. Never was. So he no longer had use for his body. Cemeteries take up valuable land that could be developed otherwise. To what end and why do people insist on keeping what is the same as old cicada shells?

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By  fjvitt  |  14

It used to be a common practice whereby bodies were buried for a period of time and then the bones were dug up and placed in catacombs. Really not much difference here.

By  Jaymail  |  16

The part of Grandpa that everyone loved was his spirit. It wasn’t his body. His spirit and his body separated when he died. His body was just something he used while on Earth. It’s like mourning the loss of a vehicle you once drove. His spirit wasn’t hand cuffed to his body. Never was. So he no longer had use for his body. Cemeteries take up valuable land that could be developed otherwise. To what end and why do people insist on keeping what is the same as old cicada shells?

Everything may not be as it seems. Do you know for a fact the plot was a permanent purchase? Some cemeteries have a reoccurring fee to keep the plot. It could be a fee every five years and Grannie couldn't afford it anymore.