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Aachen grave site

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In a more sober moment, we went for a walk with my sister to the cemetery to see her husband’s grave site. Here in Aachen they have a good custom that you can buy a 20 year lease for a grave site. You bury your loved one and then you create a memorial garden plot to celebrate their life. You visit the site and keep it up, and in doing so you spend time with them in a comfortable fashion. At the site for my brother-in-law; each plant has a meaning and invokes memories.
When the lease is up you can renew the lease, or let it lapse… The cemetery will then recycle the plot for the next grieving family.




Posted by tedvanrossum 05:15 Archived in Germany

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