When you die, would you prefer cremation, burial or cryogenically preserved?
I can't justify the cost of an expensive casket, flowers, hearse rental and other funeral expenses along with a plot of land and a headstone or enlisting friends/relatives to be pallbearers.
Very few people go back to cemeteries to "visit" loved ones.
I think a great send off would be to have some family and friends get together to watch a slide show of me in photos with them having a great time accompanied by my favorite music in a banquet hall.
People would tell funny stories and share memories of things we did and said to one another.
Afterwards everyone would stuff themselves with great food and leave. I want my "going home" to be a (celebration) of my life.
Cremation. I don't have any close family left, and I'm not sure I really believe in taking up space on the planet after I'm dead, so I wouldn't want to be buried.
Cremation. I am not sure I can see any advantage in wasting space by putting a body in the ground only for it to rot as the years go by.
If people want a memorial for you, rather than a headstone place a plaque on a wall somewhere. That would always be available and far less space-consuming.
Cremation would be my first choice (other than not dying).
My second choice would be burial, but a "natural" burial. No casket or grave liner. Just dirt. That way my corpse would break down entirely and return to the earth completely.
Well I want to donate my body to science, so in all probability there might not even be a body to do anything with.
So I guess just a huge huge party where people can share stories or look at pictures and eat, drink and be merry. I always felt like a celebration of my life would be much better than a mournful marking of my death.
I am a body donor for the School of Medicine at the State University. So, should things work out accordingly, upon my demise, my body will be retrieved by "whomever" it is (employees of the University Morgue).
From that point, Medical students & Professors shall utilize my corpse for the purpose of study/education. At some point thereafter, my cremated remains will be given to my family (sons).
2 of my sons are reluctantly OK with this. 2 are not. Ultimately it is of course up to them whether they follow my suggestion or not. My point is that I not only see no reason for the ridiculous expense of a traditional wake & funeral, but I do want to contribute to higher education. I have told my boys I understand if they do what gives them comfort or whatever they agree upon. I trust their judgement...and besides, like Keith says, "I'll be dead."
They also know that despite what they do, I will appreciate a Celebration of my Life for all my loved ones, complete with food, drink, music & lots of Memories....with the Theme to be "That's All She Wrote."........LOL
Cremation is my choice especially considering costs. However, reading Paula's comment I am now considering that as an alternative. I really don't want a funeral per se. I prefer my ashes spread in the wilderness some where preferable in a field of wildflowers.
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 tlochan 6 months ago
DO YOU BELIEVE IN CREMATION OR BURIAL?
by annaglomesh 6 years ago
Have you decided what you want when the time comes - burial or cremation?
by dranjesh 9 years ago
Every year more than 50 million people die worldwide. The two main forms of funeral rites adopted by most are either cremation or burial.The Parsis (Zoroastrians) in Mumbai, India, a small community, leave their dead out in the open in the Towers of silence to be consumed by vultures.In the past...
by JP Carlos 7 years ago
Which do you prefer cremation or interment?We all die eventually. What would you like to happen to your remains?
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