When my great uncle passed, he was given one of the monuments in Morris County NJ by his family. He specifically wanted one and even requested it in his will. He mentioned that the family could add to it whatever they wanted. It’s a good thing that he was good to the family, because if he wasn’t, they could have added just about anything. They had a beautiful message to go along with it. I’ve never really thought about what I want when I pass, but I guess if I had to make a choice, a monument sounds pretty nice.
I’m not even at the age where I would expect to have a monument, but I suppose I’ll get there eventually. Those kinds of thoughts are something that I like to avoid, because I don’t want to make anything happen sooner than it should. I’m a little bit superstitious in that way. Nothing will probably happen to me when I think about those topics, but I don’t want to take any chances. When someone always brings up things like that, I always try to change the subject to something else that is a little bit less morbid.
My cousin has been talking about getting a monument for himself. He’s much older than I am, but he’s still young enough that he wouldn’t be really thinking about that until he’s starting to get gray hair. I don’t know why people are bringing this up so often, and to me at that. I guess everyone just wants to prepare for the end, just in case something will happen. When my great uncle was buried, I did take a look at some of the monuments and they were really beautiful. The workers who make them must spend a lot of time to get them perfect.