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Old March 3, 2015   #1
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Default Morbid or not?

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/03/0...6pLid%3D621184


Way out there,maybe a Oak,Elm,etc.but nothing consumable for me.
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Old March 3, 2015   #2
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I don't think it's morbid at all. I think it's fantastic that we're coming up with all these alternatives to a traditional burial.

Personally, I want to be sent to the Body Farm; but if that is too distressing for any of my family, something like this would make me happy, too.

http://fac.utk.edu/

...but I really want to go to the Body Farm. I would be dead, but I'd still be doing science. How cool is that?
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Old March 3, 2015   #3
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We have a large liquid manure (cow) pond on the farm. I would like to have my ashes thrown into it and spread on the fields.
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I have told my family since I was a teen, pine coffin and traditional funeral, but afterwards plant an oak tree over me. Circle of life and all.
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The process of embalming is the real problem. They pump bodies so full of chemicals that they then have to put them in steel caskets enclosed in concrete boxes to contain the embalming chemicals.
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I have told my family since I was a teen, pine coffin and traditional funeral, but afterwards plant an oak tree over me. Circle of life and all.
Same here, but I'd like to fertilize a Joshua tree.
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We laugh about the embalming here. I am highly allergic to formaldehyde and tease my family that I will dis appear if they send me to be embalmed. A pine box and day of death burial would be okay if at all possible. No Open casket viewing either. Now that is morbid! "oh she looks so nice" GAG!
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A while back I watched the PBS documentary, "A Family Undertaking." Until then, I had no idea that in some states you can still do a DIY funeral and burial.
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The process of embalming is the real problem. They pump bodies so full of chemicals that they then have to put them in steel caskets enclosed in concrete boxes to contain the embalming chemicals.
http://www.us-funerals.com/funeral-a...l#.VPcHwz8utDI
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I just want to be cremated and sprinkled in a forest. I like gardening but I do not want to be planted after I am gone.
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Death does not bother me because i know where i am going. What happens to my body after i am gone does not matter one bit to me. If i am fertilizer or compost for a tree then good for that tree. Heck you can bury me at sea for all i care.
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Bump..
I think this is great! It's funny, I always tell my wife that I'd like to be buried under the garden when it's my time to go.. She thinks it's creepy lol.. As Heirloomtomaguy said, I know where my soul will be, so what better place for my body than to feed my earthly passion? Don't think I'd eat the crop for a year or two though lol..
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The property I'm going to inherit from my dad borders a cemetery with several heavily wooded acres. I'd like to be buried illegally by where the fence is now, and then move it back a little. After the fence is there for twenty years, it will become the new property line, therefore making my burial a legal one.
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