What are your thoughts on cremation?

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 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 cremated; her cremains were buried in the plot with my father.

  2. The Examiner-1 profile image70
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    If I have chosen that way, I will return after I die and let you know.

  3. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I'm not sure yet if that's going to my choice, but I won't have a problem with it if I die and my family decides to cremate my remains. What if it's a family member? If that's what they want me to do with them, I'll do it, but I won't keep them around. If no one else wants the remains, I'd either have them buried or get permission from the government to spread them over the person's favorite place. I like what you did with your mother's. My older brother and sis-in-law had a baby that only lived a few minutes and they had her cremated. They still have the urn stored away. Their plan is to bury her with whichever one of them dies first.

  4. Bob Bamberg profile image95
    Bob Bambergposted 4 years ago

    My wife and I will both be cremated.  I have no interest in keeping her remains, I don't know if she'll keep mine.  I'll scatter her ashes at the park where we met.  I don't care what's done to mine.  I don't get any comfort from visiting grave sites or having ashes in my possession.  I've got my loved ones firmly entrenched in my heart.

  5. backporchstories profile image79
    backporchstoriesposted 4 years ago

    This would be a great Hub!  I know that a lot of cultures of the past did cremate out of necessity, but usually let the remains become dust and given back to the earth.  I favor cremation, but only if my ashes where to be spread somewhere in nature.  As they say, "ashes to ashes, dust to dust".  I never liked the thought of today's coffins that takes many many years to breakdown...meanwhile I would lay there waiting for the last of me to go!

  6. Penny G profile image69
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    I wonder what GOD thinks about it? Does it mention it in the Bible? I sure what like to know as I donated my body to medical science and after they are done with their study on your body, they have service then cremate you and return your ashes to the person you designate.

  7. Christine B. profile image76
    Christine B.posted 4 years ago

    I plan to be cremated after my death.  I have left instructions that all of my organs that could be useful for someone else should be harvested and that my remains be cremated.  I would like my ashes sprinkled over a garden or from Glacial Point in Yosemite.  NO WAKE for me!  A simple service at my church with the people who knew and loved me best in attendance would be all I would like.  The idea of viewing the dead body of a loved one is ludicrous to me!.  I would like the people  who knew and loved me to remember me as I was while I was alive.  I do not want their last image of me being dead and lifeless in a coffin.  That's just crazy.

    1. Penny G profile image69
      Penny Gposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have been saying this for years. I come from a family who thinks the"NORMAL Funeral is a must and is the respectful thing to do. THey are always upset when I won't go to a Funeral. Just wait until they find out I donated my body to medical science.

  8. Ann1Az2 profile image65
    Ann1Az2posted 4 years ago

    I don't have a problem with it. I believe people who keep the remains around may be a little off, though. I think, along with sheilamyer, that what you did for your mother was a great idea. Even though we have in our possession someone's remains, I think we need to honor them by carrying out their wishes, whatever that might be.

  9. grand old lady profile image84
    grand old ladyposted 4 years ago

    I want my ashes to be thrown anywhere on any piece of empty land. You can do anything in the Philippines, anyway. I also wouldn't want money spent on an expensive urn. The cheapest pot in Uniwide is fine with me. I'll be in heaven with a brand new body, so I don't need to keep my ashes in an expensive urn and kept somewhere to be watched over.

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