It’s funny how people don’t mind giving away other people’s stuff. It’s only when it’s coming out of their own wallets that it becomes a problem. I agree that the deadbeat parent is the loser.
I couldn’t afford a headstone for my husband’s grave. In fact, I couldn’t afford a grave. So he didn’t get one. We are scattering his ashes in the Blue Ridge. I know he would like that.
A headstone is not a “musthave” item.