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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Ashes remaining after cremation of a body.
A blend of cremated and remains. Earliest documented use: 1947.
“If the ever-soaring price of condos in New York City has your head spinning, wait until you shop for a cemetery plot. ... Basic cemetery plots across the five boroughs now generally cost $4,500 to $19,000, not including hefty fees for foundations, interments, and maintenance. ... An in-ground plot for cremains at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn is only two square feet and starts at $1,200.”
Jane Margolies; Property for the Afterlife; The New York Times; Mar 17, 2019.
[Or simply donate your your body to science and organs to people. -Ed.]
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I feel fairly certain that my hatred harms me more than the people whom I hate. -Max Frisch, architect, playwright, and novelist (15 May 1911-1991)