YOUR final destination is either at the 10th floor of an apartment-style niche or in a family-owned mausoleum. It’s a choice you have to make now while you are still capable of making decisions; or leave it to your family to decide for you. What if you let your family decide for you? What if it’s you who decide?
Here are the five possible scenarios if you don’t prepare:
- Your family will bury you at a public cemetery along with the rest of those who died who did not prepare for their eventual deaths. There will be a simple headstone on top of your grave with your name on it, the color not even to your liking, the grammar can be erroneous you will be fuming each time you’ll see it.
- Your family only has the last-minute preparation so they will have to make do with what is available, and it’s at the topmost part of an apartment-type niche which, over the years, has been haphazardly extended to the sky to accommodate more. Advantage: You will get a good view of your neighbors from the top. Disadvantage: Your family will need makeshift stairs to get to you, and what if there are no stairs available? Then your family will just send a drone to you to see how you are. It’s going to be a so-near-yet-far feeling from both ends.
- Five years later the government decides to remove you from your burial ground or from the 10th floor – a common scenario in public cemeteries. And since your family is not keen on early preparations, the cemetery workers will put you in a sack and chuck you up in a warehouse full of unclaimed bones. That is definitely not in your wishlist, or is it?
- Your five-year contract has ended so your family moves you to a bone chamber which has the size of a makeup box, and it’s on the 12th floor of the ossuary. Again, stairs. Or drone. It does not end.
- There at the top, you will wait for members of the family to join you in that small space in your supposed final resting place. What if you’re claustrophobic? But there is no more way out, you did not prepare. But, you can prevent those scenarios from happening, except for the dying part as, again, no one escapes that part. Here are the six possible scenarios if you do not want
drones as visitors:
- You can pick where you want to be placed: in a mausoleum where you will be joined by family members, in a garden with your favorite flowers in all corners, or in a spacious vault not too high from the ground.
- You will have a peaceful rest as once the memorial lot is in your name it is yours forever. No more rubbing elbows with strangers.
- You will just chill in your favorite resting place while waiting for your loved ones to bring you flowers, and maybe join you permanently. Yep, no more stairs!
- You will not burden your family with the burial preparation, as well as their own as most memorial lots can occupy more than one person. It will feel home again.
- Your space will always be clean, your headstone always shining, the grass in the surrounding green and well-trimmed as most memorial gardens have caretakers who take care of you regularly. This will always be a good choice.
- You will be secured and safe while you rest as private memorial gardens have round-the-clock security. No one’s going to put you in a sack, ever! Most people know dying is an inevitable event, yet not many actually prepare for it. If those who went ahead could go back on earth even for a day, their first stop would definitely be to a memorial garden developer. And then to their loved ones to tell them to pay for the mausoleums they just ordered.