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Old 10-18-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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I and my wife want cremated. The the ashes spread in a certain spot. I know about the pollution of the fire during the cremation, but then we just become fertilizer for plants right? Well that's how we're going to go out.
Kinda like going full circle.
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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Either put me in a cotton sack (organic) and bury me (untreated) under a tree, or compost me and use me as fertlizer... those are my top choices, and on my land if possible. Barring that, my next option would be the new process where they turn you into fertilizer soup. And last would be cremation... just cuz less of my nutrient goodness gets back to the soil.

If I die of anything contagious or toxic, definitely go with cremation so I don't pollute anything else upon departure

Of course, I'd be perfectly happy with a 'sky burial', too -- just leave my body out for critters to scavenge as long as it was safe (for all involved) to do so.

Under no circumstances would I ever want to be embalmed and put in a box... what a toxic waste!
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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make sure you guys put this stuff in your will or whatever.

i know right now if my family and i were killed this is exactly what would happen to us... embalmed and put into an expensive polyester lined enameled box.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Cremation for me.

As the saying goes.."..for you are dust and to dust you shall return"
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I'd like to have the best of both. I'd like to be cremated but have my urn buried in a cemetery with a tombstone.
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