CastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1259 times:
Quoting AA787823 (Reply 3): Seriously though, with the cost of a traditional funeral being sky high, I would want to save my family the cost of the final expense
Absolutely. One thing that has changed recently is that funeral homes no longer have a monopoly on casket sales, so the prices have come way down. Still, if I were to be buried, stuff me in a trash bag, toss me into an unmarked grave, and go buy a bottle of 40-year old single malt.
If someone needs to come to a prescribed place to remember me, they probably didn't know me very well, and they sure as hell didn't understand what I was.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
Hell, if there is anything left to burn or bury I've not lived my life to the fullest!
A year or so before my mother died she called me and told me that she wanted to be cremated and her ashes buried in the family plot next to my father. I told her: "That's great mom, that way we can use a posthole digger." She laughed and told me that every one of her children had made the same dumb joke about it. That pleased her very much.
So one beautiful December day we gathered at the family plot at one of the most beautiful little cemetaries in the world and we all said a couple of words about her and a piper played "Going Home" and "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes and that routine would suit me just fine.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
I have no illusion that my body taking up recources for future generations is nothing more then a wasteful excersize in vanity run amuck. Besides how else could my remains be spread all over Florida without the pictures ending up on Ogrish?
QFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
Cremation, the thought of my body sitting under ground deters me quite abit from burial. I want to be scattered somewhere, from the sky. My son (I sure hope I have a son) can fly up in some little plane and drop my ashes on everyone below.
Yellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1162 times:
I read about this new technology someone came up with where they will immerse bodies in liquid nitrogen until they are frozen solid, then they rap it with a hammer a few times and the body shatters into powder. The idea is that the powder has a lot more nutritive value for the soil than burnt carbon. Also, some other company will now take your ashes and make some of them into a synthetic diamond for you heirs to inherit.
As for me? Cremation, probably.
Hydrogen is an odorless, colorless gas which, given enough time, turns into people.
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2555 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 1115 times:
A lot of my family members who have made their preferences known have stated cremation. My grandfather was cremated as will be my grandmother when she passes. They want their cremains to be scattered together from an airplane over West Texas. My cremains will be scattered along the curve just east of Whiteside Tunnel on the section of the old East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad-now operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. It's a beautiful site and in my ten years working there, some of my friends who have passed had their cremains scattered at that same location.
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
Burial, but I'll make sure that the money is there to do it, and to throw a kick ass party afterwards. But who knows, I'll be dead, so the family could always cremate me if they wanted to, it's not like I'd be able to object.