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Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:53 am

I would prefer to be cremated and my ashes tossed in the Atlantic Ocean
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:13 am

Doesn't really matter, does it? Whatever is the least hassle and least painful for my surviving family...
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:13 am

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Thread starter):
I would prefer to be cremated and my ashes tossed in the Atlantic Ocean

Ditto! Don't want to be buried.
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:15 am

Buried. I want my kids/who ever else to visit a place with a head stone, not a piece of grass with a hole for flowers.
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:17 am

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 3):
I want my kids/who ever else to visit a place with a head stone, not a piece of grass with a hole for flowers.

That's exactly what I don't want. They should get a chance to move on with their lives.

[Edited 2006-09-28 21:17:36]
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:17 am

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 3):
Buried. I want my kids/who ever else to visit a place with a head stone, not a piece of grass with a hole for flowers.

My mother was cremated, but her ashes are buried in a cemetary with a headstone.

So they're not automatically mutually exclusive.

As for myself, I could really care less.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:18 am

I want to be cremated and have my ashes spread somewhere. Although the thought has occurred of being cremated and having them interred somewhere. When a college buddy of mine died five years back, some of us wished his parents would have done such a thing so his friends could pay tribute to him for years to come.
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:19 am

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 3):
not a piece of grass with a hole for flowers.

That is not entirely true. I worked for a year at a cemetary and most, if not all cremations had a stone coming in, or one at the plot at the time we placed the urn in the ground.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:23 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):
Doesn't really matter, does it? Whatever is the least hassle and least painful for my surviving family...

 checkmark  It doesn't really matter to me personally, so it'll be a matter of what those that I leave behind feel will best help them move on.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:39 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 6):
some of us wished his parents would have done such a thing so his friends could pay tribute to him for years to come.

In that instance, I have told my friends to just go to a bar on the anniversary of my death, and have a drink for me.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:13 am

Id prefer to be laid out in state like Lenin
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:16 am

I'm Catholic, so I guess it's burial for me. Although, if my family decided to go for creamation, that wouldn't bother me, I'd be dead after all.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:56 am

Something about cremation bothers me. I wouldn't want it done. I'd rather be buried whole without my vital organs which someone else can use.
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:10 am

Quoting FSPilot747 (Reply 12):
I'd rather be buried whole

And let the worms and other insects eat the remains of you?
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:24 am

Cremation for me. I don't want my remains to rot six feet under the ground, unless I can be embalmed like Lenin, which I'm sure ain't gonna happen.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:34 am

I really don't care. Whatever method is the cheapest.
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:37 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 13):
And let the worms and other insects eat the remains of you?


It seems like you know nothing about the burial process. At least here in the USA, the person is in the casket which is completely sealed shut, then put into a thick concrete vault. Nothing is getting in.

Unless you are three disgusting emos who want to be necrophiliacs.

[Edited 2006-09-29 00:41:25]
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:37 am

Buried, and i'm in two minds as to exactly where....Canada or the UK, and even then i have a few places in mind. In England there's a place not too far from the lake district that i'd love to be laid to rest in, here in Canada i've not made my mind up yet! Depends on who i'm with and what their thoughts are, but i'll haunt any bugger that cremates me!  Wink

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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:00 am

cremation thanks. That way I'll be dead for sure, atleast it will be a firey painful death no one will know about.
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:28 am

I want to be cremated and have my ashes stored in a very ornate and fany urn which shall be displayed in a room at my house dedicated to ME.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:31 am

I don't care what happens to my body, I'll be dead then!

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PS: A friend's parents own a funeral home, he told me that most people still prefer a burial.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:43 am

I'd be buried next to my father at Arlington National Cemetary - my hometown with full military honors. My father isn't dead yet, but he has his plot reserved there already aftering doing 20 years in the U.S. Army.

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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:58 am

In Arizona the cremation rate is 80%. I can see it reaching that highrnacross the country as land becomes more in demand. Why build a cemetery when one can but up condo's and make more money?
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:19 am

I want to be cremated. I want my ashes to be scattered about by my loved ones at places they find special. A) I will not tax future resources B) I'll NEVER have to worry about grave robbers or being built over by people who 'forgot I was there' C) It will be easier for my loved ones to visit me as the places will be special to them. D) I'll never have to worry about an epitaph.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:01 am

How about being cremated to have your ashes made into a diamond? or a reef? or shot into space?

http://www.lifegem.com/

http://www.eternalreefs.com/

http://www.memorialspaceflights.com/

[Edited 2006-09-29 04:16:26]
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:09 am

And then there's having your body (or head) cryogenically frozen, or mummified...

http://www.alcor.org/

http://www.summum.org/mummification/

[Edited 2006-09-29 04:13:22]
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:34 am

Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 24):

http://www.lifegem.com/

At one point or another the 'heirloom' will have to be maintained by someone who never knew me.. I don't see the point.

Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 24):
http://www.eternalreefs.com/

Nice, maybe a few of my ashes will end up here.

Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 24):
http://www.memorialspaceflights.com/

What's the point in taking the trip if you can't enjoy the ride?

Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 25):
http://www.alcor.org/

 redflag 

Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 25):

http://www.summum.org/mummification/

 redflag  for me; might as well be burried.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:19 pm

I want to be cremated, the idea of sticking my body in a box and chucking 6 foot underground isn't very appealing to me. I want to be cremated and have my ashes scattered at SYD (if only they'd let it be done  sigh  ). I don't want to have a plaque or tombstone or whatever, the people who knew me won't need one to remember me and that's all that matters.

My pa died a few years ago, every week my nan goes up to his little cremation/urn spot and talks to it and says bye Alex or whatever, kind of freaky and keeps her living in the past.

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 23):

I agree, we have hundreds of cometries everywhere that are full of bodies. Some councils in Sydney are thinking of making 'stand-up graves' where the body is standing (or in a vertical position), then they can put 3 bodies where one would have been if laying down.

I have a question to anyone who has ever worked at a crematorium or anywhere like that. Do the cremate each body seperately or do they put in a few and then divide up the ashes that are left over?
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:28 pm

Quoting Jpax (Reply 16):
Nothing is getting in.

How long time will it take for your body to rot away then?
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:01 pm

I want to be cremated and my ashes scattered somewhere nice and pretty. Sounds nice I think.  Silly

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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:03 pm

I want to be pickled in a giant Kerr jar with a banana leaf to cover up my naughty bit.

Failing that, cremate me and put me in someone's soup for the final and ultimate practical joke.
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:12 pm

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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:09 pm

I want to be cremated and then buried.
 
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:07 pm

Cremation for me. My will clearly states how and where the cremains are to be disposed of.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:35 pm

How about putting your DNA into a tree?

Back in 2005, during one of my visits to London's Science Museum, I saw an exhibit about a memorial process whereby DNA from a loved one (or even yourself while still alive) is incorporated into the seed of a tree, so that the DNA is incorporated into the developing tree, which is then planted in a place of your choosing. That would be a lasting tribute to you or your loved one, as part of you or your loved one lives on--in a beautiful, long-living tree!

Now, in the case of my own death, here is what I'd like:

1) My usable organs donated.
2) My head donated to medical research; specifically, the research of craniofacial deformities (since I was born with Treacher Collins syndrome). Craniofacial anomalies are so rare that they need much more study. I have decided to make my life career in medical research on rare craniofacial disorders (and possible future treatments of such) in children, since I myself have experienced one. My skull could "live on" as a model for the study of errors in craniofacial skeletal development!
3) What is left of my body either cremated or buried. If I was buried, I would want to be buried in a simple, traditional Irish-style "toe-pincher" coffin of wood (preferably made or decorated by myself), to honor my Irish heritage. If I was cremated, I would prefer a simple Celtic-design urn.
4) My memorial or funeral service would be a simple one with family and friends, with piano, violin, and guitar playing (since I play all three instruments); it should be a celebration of my life, faith, and determination to overcome challenges, and an inspiration to others.

Hopefully that won't come for a long time, but I know from my own life experience, that life is VERY fragile and not to be taken for granted.

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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:55 pm

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 27):
Do the cremate each body seperately or do they put in a few and then divide up the ashes that are left over?

Legally, Ethically, and Morally; they have to have a means of segregation. I have never heard of an 'oven for two'.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:23 pm

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):
Doesn't really matter, does it? Whatever is the least hassle and least painful for my surviving family...

Agree, although my preference is cremation. No sense in the useless expense of a casket.
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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:25 pm

Lovely "create a memorial site" ad just popped up here...  Smile

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RE: Burial Or Cremation?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:03 pm

I have no preference for either... after all, it won't make any difference for me when the time comes!
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