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Morbid business

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.

Let’s prevent what happened in New Orleans from happening here. Let the commissioners restore the Ute Cemetery.

Sam Vaughan

Basalt


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