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Burial or cremation!

Postby Sarniajoy » October 27th, 2017, 12:39 pm

This is a crazy story http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-e ... e-41763599


I am in favour of cremation. Apart from graves taking up space, which could be used for more productive purposes, I would not like someone I cared about in life to be a rotting corpse in a grave.

Here in the UK I think more people are cremated than buried.

What do others think?
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Re: Burial or cremation!

Postby Sprocket » October 27th, 2017, 12:42 pm

Your link doesn't work.
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Re: Burial or cremation!

Postby Sarniajoy » October 27th, 2017, 1:01 pm

Sprocket wrote:Your link doesn't work.
They can chuck me on a compost heap when I snuff it, for all I care.


I have sorted it out.

They can feed me to the animals in the zoo for all I care, I have no wish for any fuss when I kick the bucket.
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Re: Burial or cremation!

Postby Sprocket » October 27th, 2017, 1:08 pm

Oh, that. You nicked that from the other place.
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Re: Burial or cremation!

Postby Sarniajoy » October 27th, 2017, 1:31 pm

Sprocket wrote:Oh, that. You nicked that from the other place.


Actually I had already seen it yesterday.
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Re: Burial or cremation!

Postby Sprocket » October 27th, 2017, 9:09 pm

One option I might ask for in my will, if I ever get round to making one, is woodland burial, in an area of woodland with only a small wooden plaque to mark the site: it's in woodland, so not taking up space that could be used for something else, unlike graveyards and cemeteries, and it's more environmentally friendly than cremation.
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Re: Burial or cremation!

Postby Lyn » October 27th, 2017, 10:00 pm

That sounds nice!
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Re: Burial or cremation!

Postby Pondero » October 27th, 2017, 10:29 pm

Lots of space in Canada for proper Christian burials.My plot is already paid for at a Catholic cemetery on Cawthra Road, Mississauga.My wife will share the plot.

I would like a Boston cream donut to be buried with me : :grin:
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Re: Burial or cremation!

Postby Sarniajoy » October 28th, 2017, 7:24 am

I think donating one's body to medical science is a good idea, but apparently it isn't that easy to arrange.
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Re: Burial or cremation!

Postby Lyn » October 28th, 2017, 8:38 am

DEPENDS how old you are.
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