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Old 09-17-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Neptune
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I know alot of people are choosing Cremation during these hard times. In Florida I read you can have a quick funeral by contacting a funeral home family ran ask just because it uses the name don't be assured. Contact the funeral home and elect a closed casket fast grave side funeral. They go straight from the morgue to the grave site. No embalming since there is no viewing. Services can be held if you wish without a viewing. Then have an afterwards park or house get together with everyone bring a dish. Have a nice framed picture/s of the deceased on the coffin which you can get at Costco's. Go to a church grave yard seems to be cheaper there.
To my understanding the funeral homes are catching on and are upping the prices of the cremations besides it is better this way with the get together.
You could even do a eulogy at a church if you wish right before the body arrives then out side for the funeral then off to the park or someones home for potluck.

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Thank you for the post Starlady!

How much do you think this would cost compared to a regular funeral which I would say costs about $10k or more?
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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I had a pretty healthy argument about this with a friend of mine - she's very religious, burial and all. I want to be cremated - I don't see the point of paying a sh*t ton of money for a funeral, casket, burial plot, etc. Seems like a large expense for my family at a bad time, and besides - I'm dead. My body is nothing but an empty shell. Cremate me and shoot me into space if it's feasible, otherwise spread me out over a mountain or the water. Have a cookout afterwards.

Her argument was that I was being very, very selfish and giving my family nowhere to grieve. I guess that means my entire family is being selfish, since all of us want to be cremated?

To each their own, I've been to some very beautiful funerals, and if that's your choice, that's cool. I don't necessarily agree with it, but I'm not going to argue with someone about it either.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Default Why chose Cremation over Burial?

Cheaper. Takes up less room than a burial. Rotting is not appealing.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Thank you for the post Starlady!

How much do you think this would cost compared to a regular funeral which I would say costs about $10k or more?
Standard no frills pre-planned cremation most states around $1,000.

http://www.nationalcremation.com/
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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I don't want the worms to get me.

How could the worms get in, if you have a solid vault?
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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My Mama has her's all paid for, complete with her body donated to science. There will be nothing to cremate or put in the ground. She has a small jewelry box which has my Dad's love letters to her that she wants placed at the foot of his grave. That's all paid for as well.
She wants an "Ice Cream Social" instead of a funeral. And yes, she has all the arrangements made and paid for. The whole thing will be catered by friends of hers who own an old fashioned icecream parlor.
We've known about all this for years.

As for me, I will be creamated and my pulverized ashes will be placed in a large Hour Glass, so I will finally have that marvelous figure I always wanted. These arrangements I have already made, and are paid for, as well as the Hour Glass which I bought some years ago in an antique shop. It is in the bottom of my closet. I have asked for everyone to come and have BBQ with all the fixins, Georgia style, and the music I have made myself on a CD.
As for DH, I didn't give him a choice, and he's good with it. He understands me more than anyone next to God, and has let me choose what I want, as he most always does with everything. He loves me. He takes good care of me, and wants me to be happy, so he's fine with my wants on this. He will be creamated as well, his ashes will be contained in a sealed bag and placed inside a DH sized cloth "doll" that I have made myself, and it will wear his clothes and aftershave and will sleep in my bed until I am gone too. I cannot bear the thought of him not being with me! Weird, as I've been told often enough, but it comforts me now and I know it will then... that's IF he goes before me, because I am much older than him. But you never know, so our plans are made and done.

My son Nathan also has his own plan. He wants beetles to clean the flesh from his bones, and have his skeleton strung back together. He wants to be left in peace in his favorite recliner, with an unlit cigarette in one hand and a long neck Bud in the other. He also wants his aviator glasses on his face and his Fire Cap on his head. And lastly, he wants his favorite jeans on to cover his "man junk" and legs. I told him there wouldn't be any "man junk" left after the beetles had eaten it, but he said it was a matter of dignity. Okay with me! He's paying for what he wants done, so I have no problem with it. He also has asked to be kept at the Fire Station, but he hasn't had clearance on that as yet. Otherwise, he will be here in my den, staring at the tv through mirrored glasses.
The thing is, there are many ways to honor the dead, and if you plan ahead, there will be no bill for anyone to pay.

What happens to the DH doll when you're gone? Better make sure he isn't tossed into the Goodwill bag!
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I told my son to send me from the morgue to the county crematorium. It seems that they return your cremains in a Ziploc and cardboard box. I told him where I'd like to have my ashes scattered but really, any nice place will do. When I began to discuss services and gatherings he interrupted me and said that he was going to have a three day long kegger, lots of food and everyone was welcome. It sounds like a plan to me.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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I know alot of people are choosing Cremation during these hard times. In Florida I read you can have a quick funeral by contacting a funeral home family ran ask just because it uses the name don't be assured. Contact the funeral home and elect a closed casket fast grave side funeral. They go straight from the morgue to the grave site. No embalming since there is no viewing. Services can be held if you wish without a viewing. Then have an afterwards park or house get together with everyone bring a dish. Have a nice framed picture/s of the deceased on the coffin which you can get at Costco's. Go to a church grave yard seems to be cheaper there.
To my understanding the funeral homes are catching on and are upping the prices of the cremations besides it is better this way with the get together.
You could even do a eulogy at a church if you wish right before the body arrives then out side for the funeral then off to the park or someones home for potluck.

Any more suggestions someone might want to add?
A plot costs several thousands of dollars, as does a casket. My mom prepaid for her cremation, I think it was about $800, and I spread her ashes as she requested, over water. She was adamant about no funeral, and no memorial. Her words: "I don't want people talking over my dead body." (She had her own way about her.)

My father sits in a nice cemetery next to his mother. Until a few years ago, I'd only been there once -- for the funeral, and had to get directions to find it the second time, more than 30 years later. Seeing two bronze plaques in the grass side by side didn't do anything for me, and I don't think it did much for either of them, either.
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