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How often do u visit the cemetery?

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How often do u visit the cemetery?

How often do u visit the cemetery? My mom never goes there to visit, whilst my friend's mom and family go periodically. They even buy flowers! Do u think it's depressing there? On the few times I've gone, it just seemed kinda pointless other than making sure there weren't too many weeds growing.
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Like any cemetery or a cemetery where people you know are buried?

I end up going to or through the Summerhill cemetery at least once a week in the summer when I jog or bike the Key Gardiner Beltline Trail. I've never gone to visit anybody at one though, as we cremate instead of bury.
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I go on certain days (birthdays, mothers/fathers day, anniversary of their passing, etc). I'll have times I'll go on a nice day for no reason other than to just be there because I miss that person.

and no, I'm not religious in any way.
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If I miss someone I tend to stay at home and think about them and the good times we had instead of roaming through a parking lot of decomposing corpses.
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pootza wrote:
May 19th, 2017 5:54 pm
If I miss someone I tend to stay at home and think about them and the good times we had instead of roaming through a parking lot of decomposing corpses.
Oh, it's not that morbid. They're essentially large parks with people jogging in and out of them all the time. It's nice and quiet. Good place to just clear your mind sometimes.

but yes, there are decomposing corpses.
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if my family member is buried there, I will visit the cemetery often as possible
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Nobody I know has died.

So usually only 3-4 times a month.
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Once for my mom. Too depressing and I find the photos on some tombstones creepy, they should of used pictures when younger and without a sour look on their face.
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Piro21 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 5:29 pm
Like any cemetery or a cemetery where people you know are buried?

I end up going to or through the Summerhill cemetery at least once a week in the summer when I jog or bike the Key Gardiner Beltline Trail. I've never gone to visit anybody at one though, as we cremate instead of bury.
Of course I am referring to a cemetery where u know ppl who r buried there. Otherwise, aren't u trespassing on private property?!? I think it's inappropriate to jog through a cemetery.

There are cemeteries where u can have a plot to bury ashes.
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Of course I am referring to a cemetery where u know ppl who r buried there. Otherwise, aren't u trespassing on private property?!? I think it's inappropriate to jog through a cemetery.

There are cemeteries where u can have a plot to bury ashes.
I got the name wrong, it's Mount Pleasant cemetery, not Summerhill cemetery. It's actually a fairly popular spot for joggers and bikers, though we do tend to stay around the outside and away from actual funerals and stuff.

Being in Vancouver and thus unfamiliar with Toronto you may not know just how big this cemetery is, or how it's located right in the heart of one of the busier parts of the city. It's 2km long, 500m wide, and has a 4-lane arterial road running right through the middle of it. It's also an entrance to the Don Valley trail system and the end of one of the longest bike/running paths in the city.
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Dave98 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 6:04 pm
Oh, it's not that morbid. They're essentially large parks with people jogging in and out of them all the time. It's nice and quiet. Good place to just clear your mind sometimes.

but yes, there are decomposing corpses.
I agree, years ago I use to work for the Mississauga Parks and recreation and my assignment was cutting the grass and general maintenance of a number of grave yards in Streetsville. It was a nice quiet peaceful setting, and I loved it...and unlike public parks, the people that went there wouldn't abuse and litter and would respect the property. (Except and I'm not kidding, I would periodically would find condoms and their wrappers).
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I've been to a cemetery once in my life... it was a WWII military memorial cemetery.

My family comes from another country, so any tombstones for older relatives won't be in Canada. Also, some relatives are Hindus, which means cremation.
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it is kinda pointless to go if it doesn't mean anything for you

it's kinda good to get close to death tho and your relationship with death and your life. You can leave the cemetery, those that are there can't. Maybe that can motivate some people
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