Will you be buried? Cremated? Mausoleum? Crypt?

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How do you choose?

Burial
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11%
Cremation
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Mausoleum
0
No votes
Crypt
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3%
Buried at Sea
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No votes
Other
6
16%
 
Total votes: 37

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Post by Destroyer72 »

Curious what people here have done with loved ones or planning on doing for themselves.

*Please no religious/afterlife discussions. We're just talking about body disposal when we die.. Which is something we all will face sooner or later*.
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Cremation or donate my body to the Human Donation Program for forensic Anthropology, a field that studies the human skeleton to aid law enforcement, medical examiners, and death investigations.
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I want to be buried. Just like my dad and my mom whenever she goes.

I just can't bear the thought of burning them like you'd burn your garbage. I can understand people who want to be cremated. But for me, I just don't like it.
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Who picked a crypt?? 🤔
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On a side note. I'm fascinated with cemeteries. Once in a while I like going and walking through.. Reading the Stones.

It's sad sometimes seeing so many young people with their lives cut short.
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Something like this would be pretty cool.

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Interesting that this discussion is happening now. My dad just passed on Friday, and per his wishes he'll be cremated and his ashes buried next to those of my mom. And I guess when my turn comes, I will join them in the same manner.
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Tanith wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:31 pm Interesting that this discussion is happening now. My dad just passed on Friday, and per his wishes he'll be cremated and his ashes buried next to those of my mom. And I guess when my turn comes, I will join them in the same manner.
My condolences in the loss of your dad.
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Same. Sorry to hear about your dad.
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I would prefer cremation. Body donation has crossed my mind a few times too.

It would be awesome if soon, a commercial venture would shoot your remains into deep space.
I’d take that flight.
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My daughter's fiance' grandfather passed a few months ago. He'd been sick for a long time. Well he was cremated.

So like a few months later they did like a "celebration of life" thing.. where the whole family rented a house near the beach. Has a weekend, spread his ashes, blah blah..

I mean the whole thing came across as contrived and convenient.
Had to wait for everyone to get their schedules together.. Have time off from their yuppie jobs up in Seattle (this one brother) ..

I mean what happened to family being first? What about respecting and honoring your elders and ancestors.

When I go.. The least my kids can do is take time off from your busy little hipster lifestyle and honor me. None of this let's make it easy as possible, dad would want it this way baloney. 🙄
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Post by Den Dennis »

I'm thinking cremated.... Everyone else in the family has been buried, but I don't fancy being in a box eaten by worms.... even though I'll be dead and hopefully won't give a shit!
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True story here. My Dad, one Saturday, said to Mum “get your coat, we’re going out to book somewhere hot”. She was thrilled that a nice overseas holiday in the sun was on the cards. Imagine her surprise when the car pulled up at a Funeral Directors and he booked cremations for them. When I spoke at his funeral a few years later I mentioned this. Vicar looked horrified but it got a good laugh.
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Personally I'm happy to be cremated. My wife on the other had wants a Crypt (of course she does!) as she doesn't like worms and believes she was a witch in a past life so doesn't want to be cremated.
Even in death she's f****ng expensive!
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Tanith wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:31 pm Interesting that this discussion is happening now. My dad just passed on Friday, and per his wishes he'll be cremated and his ashes buried next to those of my mom. And I guess when my turn comes, I will join them in the same manner.
My condolences.
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Cremation. I ain’t religious. I like the price, & the idea of my ashes spread on hiking trails, the ocean, & sprinkled in a joint.
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For me, I have no preference. Whatever works best for the living.
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I'll be dead. Cut me into garbage bag sized pieces and put me out with the recycling. I don't care.
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steve wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:28 pm I'll be dead. Cut me into garbage bag sized pieces and put me out with the recycling. I don't care.
Steve I figured you'd want to be buried at Westminster Abby in a majestic crypt. Lol
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Not my problem.
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Cremation...
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ludzil wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:30 pm
Tanith wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:31 pm Interesting that this discussion is happening now. My dad just passed on Friday, and per his wishes he'll be cremated and his ashes buried next to those of my mom. And I guess when my turn comes, I will join them in the same manner.
My condolences.
Thanks to you, Black Ace, and Destroyer72. It's been a hard road, but he's at peace now...out of pain, and I like to think he's reunited with my mom.
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Carbonite'd be fun.
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Donate organs then cremate the rest of me.
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Julien wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:14 pmNot my problem.
That made me laugh. Lol
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We could all be like these poor saps.😆

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Black Ace wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:37 pm Cremation or donate my body to the Human Donation Program for forensic Anthropology, a field that studies the human skeleton to aid law enforcement, medical examiners, and death investigations.
My Alma mater(UT-K) has a body farm for forensic purposes. I am considering it. For years I would never consider cremation, but it is an option I am considering for snorting purposes.
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Destroyer72 wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:01 pm
Tanith wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:31 pm Interesting that this discussion is happening now. My dad just passed on Friday, and per his wishes he'll be cremated and his ashes buried next to those of my mom. And I guess when my turn comes, I will join them in the same manner.
My condolences in the loss of your dad.
Hugs brother
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Maybe see me in that "Bodies" exhibit or in suspended next to Walt Disney. Either way I'm taking my pets ashes with me.
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Black Ace wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:37 pm Cremation or donate my body to the Human Donation Program for forensic Anthropology, a field that studies the human skeleton to aid law enforcement, medical examiners, and death investigations.
Same here donate my body to science or else cremation.
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“And when it’s time for me to go,
Bury me with all my dough...”


I don’t have all that much dough, but there should be enough for my kids to have me cremated and throw a really nice party. 🎉
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FlamingRuth wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:52 pm “And when it’s time for me to go,
Bury me with all my dough...”


I don’t have all that much dough, but there should be enough for my kids to have me cremated and throw a really nice party. 🎉
I recognize that lyric. Lol

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Destroyer72 wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:01 pm
FlamingRuth wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:52 pm “And when it’s time for me to go,
Bury me with all my dough...”


I don’t have all that much dough, but there should be enough for my kids to have me cremated and throw a really nice party. 🎉
I recognize that lyric. Lol

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I used to freak at the thought of cremation, when I was much younger, but now I really love the idea. The beach is my happy place and I really like the idea of my ashes being at one with the ocean. Seems like a fitting way to bookend a live well-lived. :)
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Take whatever organs can be used to help others, then light me up, baby. Cremation all the way.
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Definitely cremation and have my ashes scattered. The last thing I want is a final resting place where my children and grandchildren feel obligated to make an annual pilgrimage to, to leave flowers and feel sad. I want to be remembered for living, not a constant reminder that I'm dead.

Its the same reason why I think open caskets at funerals are weird and creepy! Why does anyone want people's last image of themselves to be lying dead in a box? Cremation or a closed casket with a nice picture IMO is way more appropriate.
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My will specifically states that I will be cremated and my ashes are to be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico
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I'm really surprised all these people want to be burned to a pile of ash.. Like someone's worthless garbage.

Like you're just an inconvenience. Let's toss you in the burn pile and have a beer while we're watching you fry to a crisp.
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Destroyer72 wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:42 pm I'm really surprised all these people want to be burned to a pile of ash.. Like someone's worthless garbage.

Like you're just an inconvenience. Let's toss you in the burn pile and have a beer while we're watching you fry to a crisp.
You can still have a funeral before cremation ,and even have a rented casket if your family wants to go for all the traditional ceremony. It can be done respectfully.

When I looked up the pros and cons of cremation, the biggest “con” on the list was that there’s often disagreement within the family over cremation. It’s just not as readily accepted in our culture as burial is.

Two of my grandparents were cremated and we had very nice memorials for both of them.
No one was treated like garbage, I promise.
There was beer though.
And wine...lots of wine. 🍷


I like the idea of taking up less real estate when I’m gone .

And practically, the cost of cremation is more economical than burial, so I’d feel like less of a financial burden to whoever gets stuck dealing with me. That way there will be more money to spend on the party.
They better throw a good one.
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Destroyer72 wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:42 pm I'm really surprised all these people want to be burned to a pile of ash.. Like someone's worthless garbage.

Like you're just an inconvenience. Let's toss you in the burn pile and have a beer while we're watching you fry to a crisp.
It's as metal as you can get.
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Genealogy is my number one passion in life. I have been to countless tombstones of relatives who lived many decades ago. Therefore, I must be buried! I need to have a monument that future generations can visit!
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Destroyer72 wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:42 pm I'm really surprised all these people want to be burned to a pile of ash.. Like someone's worthless garbage.

Like you're just an inconvenience. Let's toss you in the burn pile and have a beer while we're watching you fry to a crisp.
A dead body will decompose and get consumed by unsanitary organisms.
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southernkiss wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:20 am
Destroyer72 wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:42 pm I'm really surprised all these people want to be burned to a pile of ash.. Like someone's worthless garbage.

Like you're just an inconvenience. Let's toss you in the burn pile and have a beer while we're watching you fry to a crisp.
A dead body will decompose and get consumed by unsanitary organisms.

If you're in a sealed casket with a vault there should be no insects.
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Speaking of the dead and insects, early last week, I'm walking down 3rd Avenue, downtown, here in San Diego. (I was picking up something at the store). Up ahead, in front of a parking lot, I see some police vehicles, a short fire truck and an ambulance.

As I drew near, I observed one body on a stretcher. It was surrounded by some personel and I couldn't get a good look. By the curb, there was what I presumed to be a homeless man being administered CPR. There's usually a bunch of tents and homeless people around this area (as most areas) ... but not this day.

I was OK with what I saw. None of it shocked or upset me. But I made it a point to pass by there, again, on my way back, which I did. I half expected everybody to be gone, but the scene was much as I'd left it. But I notice that i can get a closer, better look, this time. The person i could not see is now in a body bag, being moved into the meat wagon. The CPR guy, though ...

He was layed out by the curb, head towards the street. He was completely covered, now, in a yellow, plastic sheet, like it were a blanket he were hiding under. Overtop of which ... flies. All buzzing about, some crawling over the sheet, trying to locate the source of whatever had drawn them there. Those damn flies! He could've been dead about half-an-hour, or so, by then. But them eager, hungry flies were all over him, that quick. It's nagged me, since then ... this idea that, in the end, we're this Moveable Feast ...
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FlamingRuth wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:52 pm “And when it’s time for me to go,
Bury me with all my dough...”


I don’t have all that much dough, but there should be enough for my kids to have me cremated and throw a really nice party. 🎉
Though it is worth noting that Alice says croak.

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LordThurisaz wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:16 am
FlamingRuth wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:52 pm “And when it’s time for me to go,
Bury me with all my dough...”


I don’t have all that much dough, but there should be enough for my kids to have me cremated and throw a really nice party. 🎉
Though it is worth noting that Alice says croak.

Ah- thank you. I’ve been singing it wrong for decades— as I do with many other songs I’m sure. 👀
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Whichever is cheapest. Wouldn't want to contribute more tax than necessary as the final insult. Wouldn't want to be planted, I'm not a flower. Compost? Heard that's useful.
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Julien wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:06 pm Whichever is cheapest. Wouldn't want to contribute more tax than necessary as the final insult. Wouldn't want to be planted, I'm not a flower. Compost? Heard that's useful.
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make it a pyre then.