What do you want done with your body when you die?

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I've always wanted to be cremated. No funeral home/church service or any of that mumbo. Spread my ashes under my favorite tree at my home. If you must have some sort of gathering, do it at my house, or at a local pub. Everyone sit around having drinks and telling stories of stupid things I"d done while I was alive. ala P.S. I Love You.

Many of you in the cremation camp have expressed a desire for your ashes to be spread out in a particular place. Does anyone want their family to keep their ashes?
Many of you in the cremation camp have expressed a desire for your ashes to be spread out in a particular place. Does anyone want their family to keep their ashes?
Originally Posted by medussa

I want some of mine kept, some spread.

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I always wanted to be buried, cheap pine or cardboard coffin would be fine, but then when we did our wills I decided I didn't want to be buried here in Australia so cremation it will be. Way too expensive to get a body back to England. Still hate the idea of cremation tbh and don't want to be scattered around, I'd like to have the ashes put somewhere with a memorial plaque or some such.
Hate open coffins - have been watching reruns of Six Feet Under and they're just icky to me. Not to say people shouldn't see bodies, but not at a service like that. Shudders.
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I haven't quite thought about what I want.. I know that if I go before I get old and gray I would like to have my organs donated and I don't want to be hooked up to any machines or have folks try to keep me alive if I am gone let me go...

I hope that I die old enough to see my children have children and possibly children after that and have a long life with my hubby.. My nana who turns 101 next month has been apart from my grandfather for over 20 years!!

I always thought that cremation freaked me out but financially it is cheaper so again I don't know I will probably leave that part up to my family. I would like a gravestone but for gosh sakes don't put my name on it before I'm "in residence" when my Grandmother's sister passed (2 years ago) my grandmother thought it would be economical to put her name on it to save time and money with the stone mason even though she's not gone, so her name and birth date is there..

Also my parents have their last name on theirs already but I put my foot down when it came for them to put their names on I told them it freaked me out.. so the last name is their but that's it!!


I always teased my family and hoped that "Andrew from Touched by an Angel" would come and take me "home" I thought he was such a handsome "angel of death"


its ironic he's gone in real life now

I also think that if heaven looks like what it did in "What dreams may come" I'll be happy!

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Cremation please. I probably wouldn't mind having an open container with a scoop and some doggy bags for whomever wanted to take ashes at my memorial service either. What they do with me after that point is up to them.

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If anyone wants to keep some (not all) of my ashes, that's fine with me. There are so many nice little urns and pendants to keep ashes in. I just got both of those things to put my cat Pita's ashes in, who is leaving me today. : (
The pendant is a little silver cylinder with a paw print charm dangling from it. I just love it. I think it's a nice keepsake for human or animal alike. (the human one doesn't have to have a paw print on it. haha.)
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I really like the urn we got for my mom. It's wooden with flower etchings on it. Just stained wood. Rustic looking but pretty

So sorry Jeepy!!!!


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If anyone wants to keep some (not all) of my ashes, that's fine with me. There are so many nice little urns and pendants to keep ashes in. I just got both of those things to put my cat Pita's ashes in, who is leaving me today. : (
The pendant is a little silver cylinder with a paw print charm dangling from it. I just love it. I think it's a nice keepsake for human or animal alike. (the human one doesn't have to have a paw print on it. haha.)
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
So very sorry to hear that. (((jeepcurlygurl)))
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Cremated in my fave Grease tee and then my ashes thrown into the beautiful and gorgeous waters of Negril
But, as I was telling hubby the other day, if I go before my dear mother, she's not gonna like that idea...lol
Have you given it any thought?

I remember after my father-in-law's wake, a relative of his said, "I don't want any of that. When I die, throw me in the oven." She was very matter-of-fact about it. I laughed when she said it, as it took me by surprise. I guess I always took it for granted that I'd have the open casket, with my loved ones around me. But I'm starting to think differently these days.

With funeral expenses being what they are these days, I'm wondering if it makes sense to pay upwards of $10K for something that won't matter to me after I'm gone. The funeral would be for my friends and family. Do I really want my family to put so much money into something that will be over in a couple of days?

Maybe my family can bring my ashes home and have everyone come for a gathering, where they can reminisce over some good food and drinks.

What would you want?
I'd like to be regenerated. OR I'd like to be cryogenically frozen beforehand until science can figure out how to cure whatever I'm about to die from
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I think it would be really cool to have organs donated, if possible, and then be mummified as the ancient Egyptians did.

Realistically, I want to be buried in the old style Caribbean way like my grandmama was - no embalming and get washed by your loved ones and then get buried in a white shroud and a simple wood box in our family plot. I also think it is important to be seen dead and as you are. I do not like embalming and I don't want to be viewed in a funeral home - I want that to be done in my home or in a church.
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-Organ donation, big time
-Turn me into one of these: Eternal Reefs, A Cremation Memorial Option

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Wile, I never thought about what I'd wear for my cremation! I will have to make sure I add that to my instructions.
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I think Wile is the only person I've ever heard say they want their last getup to be a Grease tshirt!!
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lol...hubby told me that I need to get rid of it. I say no way!
lol...hubby told me that I need to get rid of it. I say no way!
Originally Posted by WileE-WWWD
Next time he says that you can reply "OVER MY DEAD BODY!" (literally)
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I'm more concerned w/ what happens right before I die, i.e., can I receive last rites from a priest or at least, can I confess and atone for any recent sins...and at best, can I try to seek forgiveness from people I've offended?

Beyond that, it really would be up to my children/family...whatever would ease their grief the most.

It's only a vessel.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
My thoughts.

I absolutely don t care what happens to my body after I m gone.
I d let my loved ones decide what they want to do. Cremation, donation, whatever they want it s ok.
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lol...hubby told me that I need to get rid of it. I say no way!
Originally Posted by WileE-WWWD
Next time he says that you can reply "OVER MY DEAD BODY!" (literally)
Originally Posted by SpaghettiHead
lol...well, I have always considered it my lucky/good luck shirt...
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next to my school house rock shirt


The reason that this made me give pause to the situation is b/c when my neighbor's son-in-law died. Don't know if y'all remember, but apparently, he had a massive heart attack at the age of 54 and was not found for 3 days! He had a fave tee that he always wore. I was a UT shirt. He loved that dang shirt. When I spoke to his widow recently, I mentioned that shirt and she said, yeah, she made sure that it was buried w/ him...
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It is real cremation urns with identity....

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