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Old 03-19-2013, 05:38 PM   #21
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Haven't seen the show, but we had my dad cremated. We're planning to spread his ashes at sea, but my mom currently thinks she wants to wait and go with him. I'll be keeping a small vial of his ashes with me in case I want to "visit".

FYI, cremation prices vary a LOT. A few places we called were in the $2k range, but we found a place that was $600 plus the death certificates.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:58 PM   #22
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He's had to tell most of his buddies there's not enough work for them, as ~50% of all funerals around here are cremations, hence there's no escort needed to get to the cemetery,

Side-effects of things like this are interesting to me.
Another thing to add to the list of things that are disappearing during our lifetimes?

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:28 PM   #23
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We have an annual fireworks display in our community. I'm thinking of being cremated and having some of me as part of the annual fireworks display (see mention in the video). Seriously.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #24
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We have an annual fireworks display in our community. I'm thinking of being cremated and having some of me as part of the annual fireworks display (see mention in the video). Seriously.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:23 AM   #25
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I can imagine dying at an old age while volunteering at one of my free clinics in a third world country. Just bury me under a fruit tree, let my body remains help trees grow and help feed hungry kids. No regrets.
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To me, cremation and scattering of ashes is the way to go. We did this for my Dad a few years ago - he lived on the east coast of FL and wanted his ashes scattered in the Atlantic. Even though we chartered a boat for family and a few close friends, the total cost was much less than the typical funeral. I plan to be cremated as well.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #26
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My cousin was cremated, his siblings scattered his ashes at his favorite camping spot. The only problem with that is that family doesn't have a marker to visit but his kids & grandkids can go camping with him.
Cute.

My parents, DW and I all plan (in writing) to be cremated and scattered (in my case, in the waters where I last sailed). YMMV
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:55 AM   #27
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My FIL passed and was cremated. When my MIL passed, my FIL's ashes were placed in the casket so they will forever be together.
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