I realise this is a rather ticklish subject, but somebody has to bring it up.
When you go, would you like to become worm food (burial) or fertiliser (creamation)?
Or would you like your body to be disposed of in another manner, such as mummification, burial-at-sea, or no preference?
I chose other, 'cause I am hoping to be frozen, and revived by nanotechnology at some point in the future. I better start taking better care of myself though, to push my demise, and eventual resurrection, off a little further into the future. (Hey, a guy can dream, right? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/naughty.gif[/img] )
Well, this should be quite a ways off for me, but I'm not sure I can decide. It is always nice being able to visit a relative's or friend's grave site. It can be a way to let your feelings out, to talk to them, and to remember them. Burial doesn't make a whole lot of sense though, taking up so much space for something that really isn't something anymore.
I vote for ashes...
A friend of mine once said to scatter his ashes over a field of pot... so people can smoke him after he is gone. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eeew.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/sick2.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crackup.gif[/img]
Creamation for me too.
I had a friend that was a Journyman Plumber and he said he wanted to be creamated and flushed down a toilet, so he could see his work from the inside.
He passed away about 4 months ago. I don't know if his brothers actually did that or not.
I grew up being exposed (only occasionally) to funerals and caskets and burial and headstones and so forth, so for a long time I thought people that wanted cremation were kind of odd. However I've decided that I don't have any reasons for my bones to sit around occupying space in a box, with my name on a rock above it. I don't want my family to feel that they have to come by and look at my rock, and I don't want future generations to have to figure out what to do with that little piece of real estate. Once my soul leaves and the medical people take anything that they might be able to use then the rest can be disposed of the easiest way possible. If my family wants to remember me they will have photographs for that, as well as a box full of flashlights to figure out what to do with.
Myself and 2 brothers scattered both our parent's ashes out in the desert last year. Wind came up and blew them back in our faces! I guess they got even! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] My wallpaper is their view. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mecry.gif[/img]
[ QUOTE ] raggie33 said:
well i live in ga and im sure most of ya heard about the place here that didnt creamte the people they just threw em in the woods in stuff.but i still want to be creamated no way i want to be burried
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Not to get off topic or anything, but.....I new that looked like the ATL in the pics you shot with the new camera rags. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
[ QUOTE ] greenlight said:
Did he order sugar with that?
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Sugar? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon3.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon3.gif[/img]
When they creamate a body, they take it to a place called a "creamatorium", put it in a high temperature oven, and then take what remains (ashes) and put them in a funeral urn. I don't know where sugar enters the picture here. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon3.gif[/img]
Cremated and utterly destroyed, the ashes dispersed with the wind or in the sea, I do not care. Most im portant to me is total annihilation so that my family won't be burdenes by a silly grave etc.