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After you die?

  1. Hokey profile image61
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    My Brother wanted to be cremated because he always     d bugs. big_smile

    So that is what we did. How about you?  smile

    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.   smile

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      sophsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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) smile

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      sophsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      How come no coffin Hokey? smile

      1. Hokey profile image61
        Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So that the tree may feed directly off of me.

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          Kathryn LJposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          My mum was buried in a coffin made of woven hazel, in a forest and an oak tree was planted above her - an eco funeral.  You could have a casket made from something similar Hokey.

    3. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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!

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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...

    5. IntimatEvolution profile image72
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to 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.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Actually there are several states  in the US which allow this in certain places. Look up "Green burial".

        1. Pandoras Box profile image70
          Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

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      (Q)posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

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        Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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....

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          (Q)posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Darn, I was hoping they could figure out how to make my hand wave just like the Queen on parade.

          http://www.science.org.au/events/agm/images/queen%20waving%20from%20car.jpg

          1. Hokey profile image61
            Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Would be an interesting idea! lol

      2. Pandoras Box profile image70
        Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

    7. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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! smile

      Hokey, all my love to you during this time of mourning, and it is good to see you in fine form. smile

      1. Hokey profile image61
        Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks alot Earnest. I really appreciate it. smile

    8. pisean282311 profile image61
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i would donate my body for medical research...

    9. ThoughtfulSpot profile image70
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.)

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      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. aka-dj profile image76
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    What if you DON'T die?
    How, then, do you answer this question?
    hmm

    1. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Everybody dies.

  3. waynet profile image78
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I'd like to be creamated and sprinkled on some space cakes and go on a trip for eternity!!

  4. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    I want to be thrown out of an airplane into the ocean. big_smile

    1. aguasilver profile image80
      aguasilverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You parachutists never learn do you! smile

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol

  5. Beth100 profile image78
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    I'd like to be cremated and scattered across the winds.  Preferable on a stormy, thundering and flashy lightening day.

    1. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like it.

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    LegendaryHeroposted 7 years ago

    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. big_smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      oh dear!  LOL
      What if you hit somebody when ya fall?

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        LegendaryHeroposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well then I would give them a good story to tell, haha.

  7. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    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 big_smile

  8. skyfire profile image75
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    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..

  9. brianzen profile image60
    brianzenposted 7 years ago

    The Tibetan book of the dead contains prayers to be read constantly to help loved ones cross over. That's cool

  10. ChristinaScibona profile image78
    ChristinaScibonaposted 7 years ago

    I want to donate as many organs as I can to other people and then be cremated.

    1. Pandoras Box profile image70
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Best. Forgot about that. Donated organs first, then cremated and ashes used as fertilizer in a garden.

      1. Hokey profile image61
        Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        They wont want my organs! lol

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      StormRyderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You have the same idea as me...donate as many organs as can be used then ashes to ashes.

  11. creepy profile image51
    creepyposted 7 years ago

    i wanna be recycled into a towel

    1. Dao Hoa profile image59
      Dao Hoaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can't do that because of health issues! However, you can become a diamond but it is an expensive process.

    2. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Socks do not make good towels. Sorry.   smile

  12. aguasilver profile image80
    aguasilverposted 7 years ago

    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.

    John

  13. slock62 profile image77
    slock62posted 7 years ago

    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.

  14. goldenpath profile image75
    goldenpathposted 7 years ago

    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! smile

    1. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You do love your chocolate!  big_smile

  15. Hokey profile image61
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    Anyone else? yikes

  16. Jerami profile image73
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    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.

  17. _cheryl_ profile image82
    _cheryl_posted 7 years ago

    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.

  18. DevLin profile image60
    DevLinposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Cathi Sutton profile image77
      Cathi Suttonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cremated.  The kids can do what ever they want with the ashes.  Since I'll be dead, it won't matter to me!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    I want my ashes thrown to the wind on top of Pikes Peak.smile

    1. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cool idea. I like Pikes Peak! big_smile

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    getmybackposted 7 years ago

    Buried nude wrapped in white silk in a pine box but prefer to be 30 feet under, given floods and all, just in case,
    Billy

 
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