July 15, 2002
In regard to the July 10 headline “Ute Cemetery restoration draws criticism”:
Unfortunately, a couple of years ago I had to bury my best friend in the Carbondale cemetery. I went through this morbid process through its entirety.
So, I thought to myself, why not save my son a lot of money and hassle with dealing with this morbid industry? At the same time I can save myself the hassle and cost of a life insurance policy and buy my own grave plot.
So, I called up the Markalunas mortuary and discovered they were twice as expensive for grave plots as plots being sold at the graveyard on Cemetery Lane.
I think this criticism toward the Ute Cemetery restoration is nothing more than a mere ploy to increase the value of the Markalunas “real estate.”
HEY! The mortuary industry is a multi-million dollar industry. It’s a morbid business, but somebody has to do it. Somebody has to make the bucks.
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Let’s prevent what happened in New Orleans from happening here. Let the commissioners restore the Ute Cemetery.