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    Strange Cremation Services

    http://www.wired.com/culture/lifesty...9/alttext_0903


    Hey, you know what they say, don't knock it 'til you try it.

    Unfortunately, you only get to try it once.

    Personally I find the "pencils" strange. But who am I to judge?

    "A true artist will always be open minded because that's their responsibility." - Lee Quinones

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    I wouldn't mind being turned into a diamond! I'm not sure anyone would wear me though...

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    The painting is kinda cool. That way I can stare down my family for eternity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by babycat View Post
    http://www.wired.com/culture/lifesty...9/alttext_0903


    Hey, you know what they say, don't knock it 'til you try it.

    Unfortunately, you only get to try it once.

    Personally I find the "pencils" strange. But who am I to judge?

    I wouldn't want the pencil!! Why would I want people to erase my memories!!

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    The fireworks would be super cool.

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    I've always wondered what to do with my ashes (when it's time for me to be ashes!) None of these options seems terribly exciting. Not sure why nothing isn't just grabbing my attention. The fireworks would be cool.

    Mostly, I don't want people spending a bunch of money. I don't want to sit on a fireplace mantel.

    Just scatter me somewhere...I just don't know where!

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    I've known about the diamond one, and the space one... a place in Beltsville, here, does the diamond creation from ashes. Life Gems also does it for pets... I've already said that if something happens to my Kyrnan Kitty, I'd get her ashes made into a diamond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elphaba View Post
    I've known about the diamond one, and the space one... a place in Beltsville, here, does the diamond creation from ashes. Life Gems also does it for pets... I've already said that if something happens to my Kyrnan Kitty, I'd get her ashes made into a diamond.
    granted, but your cat is supremely awesome, so I don't blame you

    My mom had our dog cremated...she loved that dog so dearly
    "A true artist will always be open minded because that's their responsibility." - Lee Quinones

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    I'd love to be blasted into orbit...........but only ONE to SEVEN grams of me? Hmmmm my luck it would be my toe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    I'd love to be blasted into orbit...........but only ONE to SEVEN grams of me? Hmmmm my luck it would be my toe
    Yeah, why have that blasted into space when you could just put it on a tow truck! BA DUM BUM! Ptch!

    I'm here all week folks!


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    My favorite option for ashes is planting a tree with the ashes. There are numerous companies that do this. They mix your ashes in when they plant a tree, either a plaque on the tree, or in front of will bear the deceased name and dates of birth and death.

    Now there are just so many different options with urns, caskets and keepsakes. Your urn can be anything from a baseball to a paperweight. You can create a customize casket. Heck, the flowers from the funeral can be used to create a candle.

    In general however, most families will go with the traditional route when planning a funeral and services for the deceased, therefore most funeral homes/directors might not show families the different available options they have.

    E* E

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    Yeah, why have that blasted into space when you could just put it on a tow truck! BA DUM BUM! Ptch!

    I'm here all week folks!

    rofl!

    Thankfully...there's no cover charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enchanting_eyes View Post
    My favorite option for ashes is planting a tree with the ashes. There are numerous companies that do this. They mix your ashes in when they plant a tree, either a plaque on the tree, or in front of will bear the deceased name and dates of birth and death.
    Brr..There was a twilight zone episode where teenagers that didn't fit into a gated community standards were cremated and put around new trees in their parent's front lawn.

    Creepy

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    To be honest I'd want a green funeral with a tree planted on top of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    rofl!

    Thankfully...there's no cover charge
    Who told you don't have to send me money for that?!

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