My grandmother was hidden yesterday, and also as ns drove v the cemetery, i was thinking around the headstones.

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At many cemeteries I've to be to, headstones are almost side-by-side. If the is true the caskets are buried under the headstone, how deserve to the headstones be right beside each other? lock don't seem come accommodate the width of a casket.

Can someone explain to me how human being are buried? Is a headstone's placement no necessarily an indication the the casket is right underneath the stone?

I've done a bunch that searches top top this question, and I can't it seems to be ~ to discover a good answer everywhere online.

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Yes, lock are inserted at the head finish of the casket. When the casket covered with dust there is a mound where the excess dust is left to settle. They place the headstone in ~ the head the the pile.


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Most caket's will have actually the very same width therefore yes people are hidden under their headstone


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Generally the people are hidden in former of the headstones. As soon as you're to plan a burial, you acquisition plots. The plots are usually big enough come accommodate a headstone, with extra room because that the vault in prior of it.

For example: there room two married people, one passes away first. If they didn't pre-plan, they don't have a headstone. The very first is hidden in your plot, climate a headstone is purchased. They ar it at the head the the plot so once the second person overcome away, they can still be buried in the plot without relocating the headstone.

Source: I job-related in the monument industry.

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Interesting. That provides sense to my five year-old brain!

So ns guess what ns was struggling come make sense of is if two headstones are nearly touching each other, would those caskets tho be appropriate underneath? A headstone isn't always as large as a casket is.


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(Sorry for her loss.)


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Thanks!


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