Cremating loved ones. How would you feel?
Would it bother you if you had to cremate a loved one because they had no insurance
It would be ok with me because I wouldn't actually be cremating my loved ones. I'd be cremating the remains of my loved ones. If they were still my loved ones they wouldn't be dead they'd be alive!
It would bother me. I'm not a fan of cremation. We had to cremate our old dog and my aunt. It just seems empty. It's more depressing than their death because there is nothing to visit when they are gone.
Im not a fan of it, but if that what my loved one wants..I would have to respect their wishes. I would rather them not be cremated, that way I could go visit their burial site, and think as them as partially still being here.
My parents were cremated and I will be as well. My mom had this aversion, as do I - I cannot stand the idea of the body rotting in the ground. It is one of those things that creeps me out. So I will opt for cremation.
The thing is- how a person's remains are disposed of is entirely up to them, unless they pass without any indication of what their wishes are. If that's the case, there may be more trouble than just how to take care of the body- because there will probably be a lack of legal documentation (such as a will... uh oh) as well. My father is currently looking into total body donation (donating it to science, that is), and it is our job to support him in whatever endeavor he should so choose. I feel a Hub coming on about this, actually. Thanks for the inspiration, and allowing us to weigh in!!
My fiance was killed in a freak roll over accident in our driveway 3 years ago, he had made his cremation wishes clear throughout the years to myself and several close friends but apparently never to his mother. Thankfully she listened to us all and understood that he wanted to be cremated in the event of his passing. Her and I both received heart shaped granite containers with a portion of his cremains and the remaining cremains were placed in an urn that we both decided upon and were then buried next to his father in a local cemetary. I look at it as if we have the best of both scenarios...a part of him will always be with us and we can all go to his burial site to visit and pay respects.
by Liz Elias 4 years ago
What are your thoughts on cremation?How would you deal with the cremains? Many have an urn in their home; for me, that would kind of freak me out. What if it falls and breaks? Then what do you do? Sweep up the loved one and toss in the trash? My mother's wish was to be...
by girly_girl09 3 years ago
My beloved 18 year old cat, Pokey, has almost died. We thought she had passed a few hours ago, but she is still holding on. What a tough day; my cat that I've cherished since I was a toddler is almost gone. Phew.My mother is bringing her to the vets tomorrow morning to be put down because we think...
by oceancomforts4u 6 years ago
What are your thoughts about this subject considering costs, traditions and effects on family members left behind after a parent dies?
by Sara Tonyn 5 years ago
I'm curious as to what people prefer to have done with their bodies after they die.I'd guess that burial is still widely preferred by most people but I think cremation is gathering steam. (No pun intended!) (That's a lie; it was intended!)Also, I know cremation has been forbidden by some religions...
by Julie Grimes 8 years ago
What is wrong with being cremated? Why is that considered a Pagan burial, and furthermore, where did the whole concept of being buried become a Christian thing to do. Why do Christians have to be buried? Is it the same for Islam, and the Jews?I don't get it. If your soul...
by tlochan 5 months ago
DO YOU BELIEVE IN CREMATION OR BURIAL?
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