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View Poll Results: Cost aside, which would you prefer?
Burial 7 9.21%
Cremation 48 63.16%
I don't care 15 19.74%
Other 6 7.89%
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Old 24-06-2018, 09:49 PM
Brucely Brucely is offline
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Burial vs cremation

Cost aside, which would you prefer?
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Old 24-06-2018, 10:33 PM
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This was something that I had to ponder on when I lost my husband. the kids wanted him to be buried so they could go to his grave.when they wanted to talk with him. so that is what I did.
I always said cremation with my ashes scattered into the four winds.but I will more than likely be buried with my husband.

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Old 24-06-2018, 10:46 PM
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Cremation, definitely. There will be no one to visit my grave and I do not intend to sit around a graveyard.

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Old 24-06-2018, 10:54 PM
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I also prefer cremation, it feels cleaner.

My mom at one time wanted to be buried at sea. She has changed her mind now and had a notary set up a document to donate her body to science.
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Old 24-06-2018, 11:43 PM
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cremation. It will tie up the final loose end of my life.
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Old 25-06-2018, 02:25 AM
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I prefer either burial at sea or natural burial soon after death. That way my remains would be recycled back into the Earth and it avoids the release of noxious chemicals associated with either embalming or cremation.
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Old 25-06-2018, 03:57 AM
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Lots of people who are cremated do not request their ashes be scattered, rather a loved
one may keep the deceased ashes in an urn somewhere in their home or elsewhere.
I know people who have done this.

In my Last Will & Testament, I have requested that I be cremated and my ashes be kept in an
urn at a veteran’s cemetery. The VA has small lockers suitable for cremation urns at most VA
cemeteries, and they will have a military funeral regardless whether the veteran is buried in a
casket or cremated and the remains placed in a locker. Loved ones can visit a locker at a VA
cemetery just as they would visit a grave-site.

You can choose inscriptions and religious symbols before your death which would go on the door
of your cremation urn locker or on a grave site headstone if buried. The link below shows some of
the symbols available for headstones and urn lockers, at VA expense, to veterans.


It is not necessary to choose any symbol or inscription at all, but usually at least the veterans name,
branch of military service, and birth and death dates, are placed on the headstone or urn locker door.
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Old 25-06-2018, 04:16 AM
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When I was in grad-school one of the things we learned was how to do a community assessment,
and part of this process was visiting a cemetery in an outlying community and writing a paper about
what you learned about that community from visiting their local cemetery.

Its’ amazing the things you can learn, especially from the headstones, when you visit a cemetery.
Like when I did this assignment I learned that there was a couple of years when lots of young children
died in a particular community, and I learned this from looking at grave-site headstones. Family plots
can tell you something about a community. The types of headstones there are in the cemetery, religious
symbols, etc., can tell you something. There are lots of things you can learn from a grave yard.
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Old 25-06-2018, 05:30 AM
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I want to be cremated and my husband and I want our ashes scattered together. I cant imagine my body sitting in the ground to slowly rot and then people come to visit a patch of grass and then those who loved me will pass on and no one will visit my patch of grass and I am simply taking up space. SMH
Remember: This life is only temporary so make the most of it
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Old 25-06-2018, 04:31 PM
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Cremated and used to enrich soil for flowers, preferably lotus flowers.
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