Family burial plots on a piece of real estate in Maine we list to market and sell.
Why someone would not bury a loved on in a public maintained cemetery could be because of the wishes of the deceased. They instructed the family members left behind to plant me out back on the knoll with the valley view. Or if cremated, scatter those ashes, my body remains around the woodlot, or near the brook that the dearly departed enjoyed so much when alive and kicking.
I grew up on a Maine farm and when my father passed away, his wishes were to be cremated.
The family took the remains and one by one took a handful of his ashes, said a few words and spread them by individual casting them.
My Mom with her Bible in one hand, finished the ritual and said a prayer from scripture she thought appropriate.
It was a touching, personal moment that all of us took comfort in knowing that my Dad, the kid's grandfather would have appreciated.
The farm has been in our family over 100 years. But property disclosure about spreading those ashes on a part of the farm by Moose Brook would be something told to any outside of the family buyer. All the ones inside the family circle know and many were there.
But the laws say what about spreading those ashes to ashes around the state of Maine. Like many situations, it is better not to broadcast what is done because somewhere there is legislation prohibiting it. Here is what the state Of Maine says about disposal and final resting burial place procedures for a body.
So before delving into the experiences with family plots on real estate we list and sell, what are the rules for handling remains? Is embalming the body necessary if cremation is not used for treatment of the deceased? This is what the state of Maine says.
"Embalming is a process in which blood is drained from the body and replaced with fluids that delay disintegration. Though it is still a common procedure, embalming is rarely necessary; refrigeration serves the same purpose.
In Maine, if a body will be shipped by common carrier -- such as an airplane or train -- it must either be embalmed or placed in a container designed “to prevent the escape of fluids or offensive odors."