One of the things I realized just this year, perhaps from a post from Rose which I'm too lazy to find, is that, in the main, it was quite fortunate how my father died in 2000. He went to the hospital on July 29, had a stroke August 4, went essentially into a coma on August 8 and died on August 10. If we had had to deal with end of life issues as a family...let's put it this way, planning the funeral took over five hours; having to decide to "pull the plug" likely would have been unresolvable.
As a librarian, I'm always looking for new sources of information, preferably free. At some point I read about findagrave.com, where you can find the location of the final resting place of folks who are famous, and not so much. So I tried my grandparents without success, and my friends Nancy, Raoul, and Donna were likewise not found. In fact, the only "non-famous" deceased person I could find was my father:
Birth: Sep. 26, 1926
Death: Aug. 10, 2000
Inscription: US Army WW II
Burial: Salisbury National Cemetery Annex
Salisbury, Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: VA Section 8, grave 358
Record added: Oct 11 2001
By: Havis McDonald
So, thanks to Havis McDonald, whoever you are.
G is for the girls and women in my family
13 hours ago