Six Feet Under and Deeper in Debt

I had brunch with a friend of mine and our conversation turned a bit macabre.  Forgive me for asking, but why doesn’t LaVergne have a city cemetery?  I know there’s the Sand Hill Cemetery (is that the name of it on Hollandale right after you turn right at the three way?).  There are a couple of family plots here and there.  But no city cemetery.

If you live in LaVergne, you will have to go to Smyrna or Murfreesboro or Nashville or somewhere else to be buried.  Unless you’re cremated and sit on someone’s hearth.  Or like one of my friend’s once said, she wanted her ashes scattered on the steps of pubs throughout the world, but only if they’re awesomely fun.  I guess we could always opt for a lake burial out there in the middle of LaVergne Lake.   O.o   (Wait…) (haha…)

In all seriousness, don’t most towns have their own cemeteries?  As I think of all the other places I’ve lived or visited, every single community had a place – whether the population was 2,000 or 200 or20,000.  We even have an annual cemetery cleaning at Piney Grove Cemetery in Kentucky where families who have ancestors resting eternal pitch in $100 each to offset the maintenance costs.

Just curious, that’s all.

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