When I went home, I googled them, and much to my surprise, they are both still alive and quite active in the local poetry community. This is an example of what the industry calls a "pre-need" monument. While initially striking me as eccentric, I see the complete practicality of it all. If you've got the money, why not do it now? After all, it only will be more expensive later. And you get to pick the spot yourself. Not to mention, you express your love and wishes while living. Something to think about.
Submitted to Taphophile Tragics, where you'll find more cemetery musings.
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