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  • Topics:DeathLife
  • Featured on the home page on Apr 24th 2018
  • Post Of The Day on Apr 22nd 2018






Is it normal for me to want to be buried after I die, whereas all my family members want to be cremated?

Explained by StephenB...

I want somewhere for my family and descendants to go and think of me when I am dead. When someone is cremated, their family and descendants can’t go anywhere to honor them.

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It's neither normal nor abnormal, Stephen. It is simply your preference.

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Bozette Bozette


They should have your ashes in the living room. I wish to be cremated to make sure I won't be freezing and rotting in the ground. Been freezing here long enough (swt)

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

I can bury you alive, Stephen, if that's the way you want to go.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

I have always liked the idea of being thrown in the ocean.

Become fish food.

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

In response to “I have always liked the idea of being thrown...

That's cool, now I think I prefer to become ash for some tree to grow out of my remains, that would be so damn cool.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “That's cool, now I think I prefer to become...

People can lay my body down by the beach so the seagulls can peck at my flesh for a few weeks...What does it matter, I would be dead anyway.

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

In response to “People can lay my body down by the beach so...

Well yeah, but it's still your body, I mean that seems kinda extreme, like throwing your body in the ocean for bullsharks or something. Ashes in the ocean sound much better.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “Well yeah, but it's still your body, I mean...

People could throw me to the sharks. Once I am dead I am dead. What happens to me once I am gone is no concern to me.

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

In response to “I have always liked the idea of being thrown...

That's what my husband requested, so that's what we did for him.

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

I'd like to be buried in the usual way, too, Stephen, for the same reason.

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PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

No, it's not abnormal at all. Those are you last wishes and they should be followed. All of my family is buried and the only time I go to the cemetery is when another one of them dies. I prefer to remember them when they were alive and I also believe that land should be for the living, not for people who don't need it any longer. You can have your ashes placed in a crypt where your family can come and visit. Personally, I would prefer to be used as fertilizer for a tree. Take a look at It's a biodegradable urn in which your ashes are placed along with a tree.

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Linnster Linnster

It's neither normal nor abnormal, Stephen. It is simply your preference.

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Bozette Bozette

That's very normal and I agree with you. I don't want to be cremated either. Your family should follow your wishes.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

Agree with what many have said. Your choice. Hard to believe that the cost of burial is about the same, depending on where you live. I used to want to be buried, but I've begun leaning toward cremation, then having a young oak tree planted over me.

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Freeranger Freeranger

I prefer to be buried. I like to pay my respects to my Dad and grandparents when I visit the cemetery. I also like to reflect back on the past sometimes when I am there. It's a small country cemetery that has a lot of my family in it. I bought four plots there 20 years ago and the cost was $25 for all four plots. It's just preference. My Dad was cremated and buried there. It's all about personal preference. No choice is right or wrong.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

I don't see why not. Unless you live in an overpopulated country where they just don't have the space.

I personally would prefer to be cremated and turned into fertilizer and a tree to be planted in my resting place.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

Of course! Your feelings are just as valid as your family's. I will be cremated, but I bought a little urn grave at the cemetery for my daughter and myself.

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

I have donated my carcass to science so there will be nothing to bury. My family units have no such customs, so I see no point in paying for a nice lawn over my remains.

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