What is this country coming to !

Found 15th Jan 2011
Dont know if i have posted this correctly if not please feel free to move. I was watching BBC News this morning when a story was featured about a Vicar who had stopped people visiting gravesides at his parish from leaving plastic/artificial flowers. In my opinion it is outrageous , you should be able to leave whatever you want (within reason) as a mark of respect but whats yours ?

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Totally agree with you.Ridiculous.

I always believed when you bought a plot it was yours to do with as you please (within reason) to help you grieve and cope with the death of a loved one,that's why they charge so much isn't it?

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I can't stand artifical flowers myself.

I only ever take fresh flowers or a real plant to a grave.

I think plastic does look tacky but I guess they last longer.

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izzy_flint

I always believed when you bought a plot it was yours to do with as you … I always believed when you bought a plot it was yours to do with as you please (within reason) to help you grieve and cope with the death of a loved one,that's why they charge so much isn't it?



It is expensive to die in this country

Not exactly biodegradeable though are they.

I agree with the vicar. Having to clean up artificial flowers strewn over the graveyard when bad weather avails.

Think outside the box perhaps (_;)

What has one vicar's opinion got to do with the country as a whole?
Edited by: "pghstochaj" 15th Jan 2011

After visiting a graveyard over Christmas I totally disagree, some of them looked like Santa's grotto, I expected some of them to have flashing lights on. Some of them go way OTT and make it look cheap and tacky. Guess they have a rule of nothing but fresh flowers to stop people going overboard.

Hot topic perhaps but not a hot deal!

It's not "this country" though is it? It's "that vicar". Even if it was a nationwide ban by a particular fragment of the Christian faith... it would still just be about that particular organisation... not the country. Apologies for what my appear to be pedantry but... ah well.

But yes I agree, you should be able to leave whatever you want at a grave side. In fact you would think that artificial flowers would in some ways be preferable to fresh ones where the graves aren't tended regularly.

Maybe he owns a Florist shop near the grave yard.

Maybe the vicar thought that relatives may visit the grave more often to replace the fresh flowers........plastic ones kind of signify that the grave isn't going to be visited again for a looong time.......

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choc1969

Not exactly biodegradeable though are they. I agree with the vicar. … Not exactly biodegradeable though are they. I agree with the vicar. Having to clean up artificial flowers strewn over the graveyard when bad weather avails.Think outside the box perhaps (_;)



I know they are a nuisance but some people can only afford flowers from poundland x x

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gari189

Maybe the vicar thought that relatives may visit the grave more often to … Maybe the vicar thought that relatives may visit the grave more often to replace the fresh flowers........plastic ones kind of signify that the grave isn't going to be visited again for a looong time.......



My family are buried all over the country.

I can't afford to visit them very often but when I do I will still leave fresh flowers.

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Good on the Vicar. Common sense prevails.

DLM

It is expensive to die in this country



Couldn't care less. I'm not paying anything. Let them sue me.

Original Poster

Thankyou for all your comments its interesting to hear peoples different opinions on this subject.
Edited by: "dc7911" 15th Jan 2011

I also saw this.
It's a difficult one. You can see the argument from both sides.
Although saying that, i know that some rabbits eat both the real AND artificial flowers.
Such a pain!

DLM

My family are buried all over the country.I can't afford to keep or feed … My family are buried all over the country.I can't afford to keep or feed them, but when I do I will still leave fresh flowers.


oO - you're not Oatilicious the cereal killer are you?
Edited by: "jelli89" 15th Jan 2011

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deek72

Couldn't care less. I'm not paying anything. Let them sue me.



I mean if you are burying a loved one.

I wouldn't mind a wheely bin funeral

DLM

I mean if you are burying a loved one.I wouldn't mind a wheely bin … I mean if you are burying a loved one.I wouldn't mind a wheely bin funeral



I just hope they don't use the recycling one for you. (jk)

deek72

I just hope they don't use the recycling one for you. (jk)



I thought it was funny anyway. Obviously wasted here....

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deek72

I thought it was funny anyway. Obviously wasted here....



I have been shopping sorry.

Bury is a nightmare to get out of when it is busy

whats not expensive in this god dam country (fuel to hit £1.50 a litre by end of march)

DLM

It is expensive to die in this country

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shamus1975

whats not expensive in this god dam country (fuel to hit £1.50 a litre by … whats not expensive in this god dam country (fuel to hit £1.50 a litre by end of march)



Same as most of Europe though - unless you want to live in Latvia?
Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 15th Jan 2011

DLM

I have been shopping sorry.Bury is a nightmare to get out of when it is … I have been shopping sorry.Bury is a nightmare to get out of when it is busy



Black pud?

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deek72

Black pud?



Not today.

2 pairs of boots, 2 pairs of shoes and some football boots for my 6 year old shopping partner.

Then McDonalds.

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DLM

Then McDonalds.



McDonalds? You know how they treat chickens don't you?

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JonnyTwoToes

McDonalds? You know how they treat chickens don't you?



I didn't have anything.

I am eating my vegetarian pizza right now.

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DLM

I didn't have anything.I am eating my vegetarian pizza right now.



You know where Mozzarella comes from don't you?

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JonnyTwoToes

You know where Mozzarella comes from don't you?



Next you will be telling me I am going to grow an extra head

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DLM

Next you will be telling me I am going to grow an extra head



You know where extra heads come from don't you?

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