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Did You Know?

Posted by anonymous on December 13, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (5)

1. Granite is a natural source of radiation, containing 10-20 uranium parts per million.

2. The first commercial railroad in the U.S. was the “Granite Railway” of Quincy, Massachusetts. It was built to haul granite.

3. The Statue of Liberty stands on a pedestal made of granite.

4. New Hampshire is known as the Granite State.

5. The stones used in the spor...

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Why are people buried with their feet to the east?

Posted by anonymous on October 28, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The reason for the east facing position is offered by Tom Kunesh:

 

Note that in Christianity, the star that led the wise men to Jesus comes from the east. Then there is Matthew 24:27 (NKJ): “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be ...” thus for the Christian believer in the resurrection of the dead, placing the body facing east will allow the dead to see the Second Coming of Jesus.

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Why Jewish people leave stones on Monuments when they visit

Posted by anonymous on October 28, 2014 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

One of the most common Jewish cemetery customs is to leave a small stone at the grave of a loved one after saying Kaddish or visiting. Its origins are rooted in ancient times and throughout the centuries the tradition of leaving a visitation stone has become part of the act of remembrance.

 

The origin of this custom began long ago, when the deceased was not placed in a casket, but rather the body was prepared, washed, and wrapped in a burial shroud, or for a mal...

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Purchasing a Mausoleum

Posted by anonymous on October 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

For anyone who does not know, a mausoleum is an upright structure or building which holds interment spaces for above-ground entombment. The concept has existed for many years, as is seen in pyramids. Traditionally, mausoleums were used as a sign of wealth and importance during one’s lifetime, but today, some people simply prefer the idea of spending eternity above ground.

 

While some faiths and religions looks down on above ground interment, this option is becoming v...

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Former President Bill Clinton

Posted by anonymous on June 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Former President Bill Clinton said "Being president is like running a cemetery; you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening."

Running out of burial space???

Posted by anonymous on September 9, 2013 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Many people say to me that the reason they’re choosing cremation is because we’re running out or burial space in the US.

Here are some interesting facts.

 

  1. There are currently about 7 billion people on planet earth.
  2. Everyone in the world could stand shoulder to shoulder in the state of Rhode Island giving each person 4 square feet.
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