My Brother wanted to be cremated because he always d bugs.
So that is what we did. How about you?
For me I want to buy a piece of land and be buried there. No coffin. I would like a weeping willow tree planted on me so people could come and enjoy the shade.
I'd like to be cremated and have half my ashes scattered in the same place my friends ashes were scattered and the other half scattered at Old Trafford (Manunited football grounds)
How strange hokey ! I always thought about that. No coffin and a tree above me. Be one with it. I'd love to, but in my country is forbidden. So I would like to die in an explosion, and be gone with the wind ! LOL!
I wanna be buried in the usual 6 feet of ground. I don't think that's askin' for too much. ha
..I actually wrote a hub about this...
Hokey, I do not think you will be allowed too. Special provisions must be required, and still that is heavily guided off the laws of your state. Supposing you are an American. Americans long lost the freedom to freely be buried and to the rights of certain burials.
I'll take cremation.
Actually there are several states in the US which allow this in certain places. Look up "Green burial".
Green burial is it called? I read something about this once, I think they call it something else as well, but I can't remember what it was. But yeah there were some places that allowed it.
An alternative is cremation and then planting the ashes in the ground, which is supposed to be a good fertilizer. I think I'd like that. Having my ashes used to fertilize a garden somewhere.
I like that idea, as the body decays it provides nutrients for the tree to grow, you literally become the tree. Nice.
I would like to be preserved in a glass vestibule attached to a satellite in the shape of a giant Q adorned with flashing lights orbiting the earth.
I don't think that would be allowed either.
The little green men ...errrr.... the "green" proponents would say the atmosphere was being cluttered-up. Can't do THAT! They're planning on colonizing the other planets, ya know....
That is a nice thought hokey, and I agree .... no coffin.
Why use a tree to make a box, then make it poisonous with wood stain and coating. The worms will not be fed as they should, and the earth does not complete it's cycle properly and in time.
I guess in the longer term it will rot away, but I say keep the life cycle going and don't poison the soil.
When my life is over I want my body to help the life cycle not hinder it!
Hokey, all my love to you during this time of mourning, and it is good to see you in fine form.
i would donate my body for medical research...
That's beautiful Hokey. I've always loved the idea of the body going on to add something to the world, as I hope to do in life.
IMO, the burial is much more about the living than the dead. I do believe the deceased's wishes should be respected, but the needs of the living for their grieving process should be considered to. I'd want my loved ones to have someplace to grieve, should they need to, but I always thought a stone was a bit depressing... I'd hope that eventually, people would remember the happy memories they had w/ me, rather than my end. A tree would be a lovely place for such a memorial.
(Side note - This is why a friend has said he would much prefer a wake to a traditional american funeral... He hopes people will realize that he no longer has any sadness, and that they will be able to take the time to celebrate the good times they had together.)
I want to be cremated and some of my ashes put on my brother's, dad's, and mother's grave.
My son will keep some in an urn.
Breaks over..back to work I go.
I'd like to be creamated and sprinkled on some space cakes and go on a trip for eternity!!
I want to be thrown out of an airplane into the ocean.
I'd like to be cremated and scattered across the winds. Preferable on a stormy, thundering and flashy lightening day.
I want them to take my dead body up in an airplane and then dropped in a random area of a random city.
People's reactions would be so funny.
Can I be frozen and blasted into space?
Would love for some advanced alien race to find my body and analyze the dna and maybe even clone me some several million years after the extinction of the human race thus being the last remnant
If not, then maybe mummification? Or being turned into a diamond for a memorial ring for those I leave behind.....
Anything but the mundane
I think if someone can see the world with my eyes then that will be much better...other than that i don't bother thinking later stuff..
The Tibetan book of the dead contains prayers to be read constantly to help loved ones cross over. That's cool
I want to donate as many organs as I can to other people and then be cremated.
Best. Forgot about that. Donated organs first, then cremated and ashes used as fertilizer in a garden.
You have the same idea as me...donate as many organs as can be used then ashes to ashes.
I'm with Hokey, bury me and plant a tree over me, I want to get decomposed real fast!
In Spain I could do this, but I'd need to own the land.
I believe we return to our beginnings. You may call it God, Source, Energy, the Oneness, etc: It all comes down to: the more we are aware of our moments on earth and the manner in which we treat each other, the more we are in tune with what is in our heart. The closer we come to remaining in an aware state of being the more we open ourselves to spiritual awakening. The more we awaken spiritually the closer we come to God. I really don't have this all figured out but then I guess thats the point.
I'd like to be dumped into the chocolate sea and have the Umpa Lumpas churn me into chcolate bars. Of course, they could stretch me into taffy slabs as well. Either way, as long as I'm digested well!
My turn... Actually if I had my druthers I agree with what you said in an earlier post. Plant a Apple tree over my body and let all the people eat the apples.
Coincidentally I just did a hub on Tibetan Sky Burials...(beware, there are some graphic photos) the idea is to offer what is now believed to be simply flesh back to nature. They place the body of the deceased out in the open and let wild animals feed off of it, mainly vultures. The process through most cultures eyes may seem grotesque, but after understanding their cultural beliefs, I've learned to respect the idea. That said, I'm not sure if that's how I'd like to be "buried" or even if my loved ones would want to witness something like that. I like the cremation idea and to be spread over the ocean as the sun sets, on a beach that I went to frequently growing up.
Cremated, then poured into a cardbord ship with sail, like a Viking. then set afire, pushed out in the water, and blown up, to go out in a "Blaze of Glory." Don't feel like dying like that. Dead, would be cool to watch. Daughters agree.
I want my ashes thrown to the wind on top of Pikes Peak.
Buried nude wrapped in white silk in a pine box but prefer to be 30 feet under, given floods and all, just in case,
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