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Old 08-29-2017, 06:27 PM
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I think I'd like to be plastinated and displayed in a science museum. I saw a woman in the Body Worlds exhibit in St. Paul who had been a homeless person who had been given new life as a graceful ballerina. I thought, "How resourceful!"

If you're curious and not squeamish you can view some of the humans in this collection here:

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Old 08-30-2017, 02:01 PM
Location: Denver
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Strip my body clean of any part that can be used to benefit someone else and then throw the rest directly into the incinerator. If it costs more than $1,000 it costs too much.
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mathjak107 View Post
you think broil on the toaster oven will work if we do a piece at a time ?

I thought of having me thrown on to a big funeral pyre, but I think the neighbors would complain of the stench of burning body.

If I could I'd do it Scandinavian style, a pyre sent out to sea. But then I might kill fishies in the sea.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:59 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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My mother, who was a nurse, always thought that burning warts smelled like grilling.

Thanks mom.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:23 PM
Location: SW Florida
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Both of us agree that when it comes to death neither of us care about a big funeral or fancy casket. I will not care where my body is taken or laid after, I surely wouldn't want anyone shelling out thousands to do it. We both agree the cheapest route is fine, no fuss. Seems to be cremation in that case. We're late 20s, so hoping we're far away from this but we probably should have wills or something drawn up to state wishes.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:16 AM
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Nope. If I've got the money to leave behind...I want to let all my friends and family gather for a big get-together. In my family funerals are celebrations of the person. We're sad they're gone from here, but blessed by the time we had with them, and know they're with us in memories, and the true imprints they've made on us. So, in one way it's comforting to hear stories we all didn't know...and about the part of the person's life we didn't know about.

I can't tell you how many times...at a funeral I learned about all the OTHER people's lived the deceased person may have touched in ways I never knew about.....nice stories, funny stories.

There's that and a free repast meal....why not let the people I cared about all get together on me. (so to speak)

Now, as for casket burial or cremation, I haven't decided.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Hemlock140 View Post
Cremation, without big fuss funeral is under $1,000. We went through that with a relative that passed at age 95, all other friends and family were already gone except for us. It was $900 and change. If you scatter, the tube is even free. We had to shop around though, some places were double that.
It kind of depends on the state. For example, you're not going to find anybody in Rhode Island who will do a cremation for less than $1,600.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:53 AM
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For a real frugal burial, have yourself cremated and then become a tree. There are several companies that have these kind of products, this is just one of them. I just so happened to get a free original lo-tech Bios Urn on some special deal a few years ago. So I will eventually, hopefully, become a tree when it's my time to go.

High tech is certainly not needed, but this company has created the self-watering version from their original lo-tech product:

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Old 09-02-2017, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by reneeh63 View Post
Be careful - some places will have a charge for the transportation of the body - either to get it there or to return it if they can't use it, for whatever reason. [/i]
From need comes inspiration: the "Weekend at Bernie's" transportation option will surely emerge.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:05 PM
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"Frugal" is relative.
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