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Sponsor a Grave

Protecting valuable gravesites and stones
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There are thousands of ancient gravestones and corpses out there, except many are deteriorating or in desparate need of repair. So why not get people to sponsor a grave? For a small price every month, you could help historical societies and restore 'your' grave to it's former glory, for caring members of the public to look at.

Your starter pack will include:
- A picture of your gravestone
- A map with it's location if you ever feel inclined to visit it
- A special x-ray of what's underneath the grave, if you want to see the person 6-feet under (optional, of course)
- A letter telling you what kind of maintenance it needs, who it's going to if it needs special care.

After this, you will get monthly newsletters as to how your gravestone and the corpse is faring, and if you wish, you can have a plaque put up saying that you sponsored it, or your company sponsors it.

This could also work with memorial trees for soldiers that died in the first or second world war (Kings' Park in Perth, Western Australia is a good example of memorial trees). This could also work out with war monuments, etc.

froglet, Apr 04 2005

22 pages devoted to this in this month's National Geographic http://www.civilwar.org/
[po, Apr 04 2005]

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Forum site where you can discuss zombies. Guess which member I am! [froglet, Apr 09 2005]


       Not sure about repairing the deteriorating corpses... ;)
Machiavelli, Apr 04 2005

       The grave, Mach, the grave, not the corpse! That would be inapropriate and creepy. Especially if it was in an area where zombiefication was rife, don't want to add to a towns problems...
froglet, Apr 04 2005

       Don't diss zombies, they're cheap labour and require very little in the way of facilities. They don't talk back and (so far) have no union representation. All in all, in these capitalist times, it's a wonder there aren't more of them around.
moomintroll, Apr 04 2005

       A few of 'em put together a pretty cool band back in the '60s.
Machiavelli, Apr 04 2005

       Yeah, but [mach], with the long hours, low pay and no 'Union representation they were hardly the Grateful Dead, were they?
gnomethang, Apr 04 2005

Machiavelli, Apr 04 2005

       I'm not dissing zombies, they're really cool, and I love zombie movies, especially Dawn of the Dead and Shaun of the Dead.
froglet, Apr 09 2005


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