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Posted: 9/17/2005 12:55:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 12:58:56 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
As one approaches middle age they think of these things (or at least I do). And it occurred to me that I have NO IDEA where I will be, or would like to be, laid to rest. Even if I go the creamation route I am unsure of what would become of those scant remains.

To make it worse if something happened to my wife I have no idea what I would do.

I certainly wouldn't want her to be laid to rest locally as I will be leaving Florida and couldn't bear to leave her behind or have her exhumed and moved. I also would not want her to be buried back home in Iowa. While she would possibly be with "family" it would be very hard for me to do that as I do not go home to Iowa very often.

And if something happened to me I have no idea what I'd want done with my remains. Certainly wouldn't want them in Florida as my wife likely wouldn't be staying and that would create similar hardships for her.

Perhaps she'd choose to live in Iowa to be close to family and then it would make sense for me to be buried there. Or she may continue with "our" plans to move to the Carolina's area.

And even if we do that I don't know what we will do when the time comes. I'd like to buy a large enough area of land that we could be buried on the property at our new home, and create a small cemetary for our decendents, but that may not happen.

But this is one of the few things I don't have a "plan" for and I hate not having a plan.

BTW, the guy with the coolest plan is Gene Shoemaker whose remains are on the moon and his remains will outlast ALL of the remains of humanity on the Earth as a result.

Moon burial for geologist

US geologist Gene Shoemaker, killed in a 1997 car crash in Australia, is soon to become the first person to be buried on another planet.

When the tiny Lunar Prospector spacecraft crashes into a dark crater near the Moon's south pole on Saturday, it will deposit onto the lunar surface the ashes of the pioneering astro-geologist.

The Moon's south pole: Shoemaker's resting place
Shortly before Professor Shoemaker died he said, "Not going to the Moon and banging on it with my own hammer has been the biggest disappointment in life." In death he will get his wish.

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:56:59 PM EDT
I'm going to write in my will to have my ashes dumped in a shitter. That way I continue to be crapped on by everyone in the afterlife
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:58:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:
I'm going to write in my will to have my ashes dumped in a shitter. That way I continue to be crapped on by everyone in the afterlife



+2
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:58:47 PM EDT

Do You Know Where You Will Be Buried...?


No. I'd rather know what I'll be doing when I die.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:59:12 PM EDT
I will be ceremonially dropped into the great maw of an extinct volcano on mars following a glorious career as conquereor and then governor of the red planet.

So it is said, so let it be done!
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:59:25 PM EDT
I want my cremated remains scattered on my mothers island in the Mississippi river. One of the last wild places in the state.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:59:26 PM EDT
I figured this one out a long time ago.

Funerals are for the living, not the dead. When I die, I've instructed my family to do whatever they feel is necessary to help them grieve. I don't really care if I'm buried, or creamated. I'll be dead, so it really doesn't matter to me.. I want them to do what they feel is right.

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:59:30 PM EDT
I have two plots already paid for.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:02:19 PM EDT
When I die....just hang me up in the nearest forked tree so the animals can eat me....I've been eating them all my life.

I reckon once yer deed it won't matter much WHAT they do with ya!
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:13:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pcsutton:
When I die....just hang me up in the nearest forked tree so the animals can eat me....I've been eating them all my life.

I reckon once yer deed it won't matter much WHAT they do with ya!



All true but it would make me happier NOW if I knew I would be with my wife THEN.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:20:23 PM EDT
Cremate and carry around ashes in a jug
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:24:28 PM EDT
In whichever plot the government decides to plant me.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:25:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:27:06 PM EDT
Ever heard of Life Diamonds? They take the carbon ash from your cremation and expose them to high heat and preasure until it crystalizes. IT makes a 2-3" lump of Diamond. I don't know how much it costs, and haven't realy looked into it (I'm only 26), but I have been interested ever since I heard about it.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:30:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:30:21 PM EDT
Donate your remains to science, IE a med school, cadavors are needed to help train up doctors.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:30:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:32:51 PM EDT
Cremated with remains scattered with my daughters under the Golden Gate Bridge!
Gery
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:36:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:

Originally Posted By james4208:
Ever heard of Life Diamonds? They take the carbon ash from your cremation and expose them to high heat and preasure until it crystalizes. IT makes a 2-3" lump of Diamond. I don't know how much it costs, and haven't realy looked into it (I'm only 26), but I have been interested ever since I heard about it.



Life Gem.

www.lifegem.com/


those lifegems are cool as hell! i saw the story on those and called 'em up. they originally only did yellow diamonds (these are REAL diamonds) but i see they've gone into blue as well. they will also do white but it's a LOT more expensive cuz of the stuff that has to be added. also, the process only uses a portion of the ashes so there's stuff left over for whatever kinda ritual you're into...

personally, i'm getting cremated and i want half to be buried with my grandparents in japan then the other half to be thrown on heather locklear...
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:36:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:39:07 PM EDT
Instructed them to buy 10k in tannerite, and use a silver bullet. Bad part is I won't get to see the bang, best part is I'll be the bang. Fed's probably try to arrest me for being a DD.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:42:37 PM EDT
If'in y'all wants to....y'all cain skin me and make holseters outta my hide before ya hang me up in that forked tree.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:49:45 PM EDT
No sense in wasting valuable real estate. Creamate me, and spread the ashes in my wife's panty drawer.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:57:29 PM EDT
I want to be cremated and loaded into a shotgun shell...
And fired over Grand Canyon or Bryce Canyon, and yes I'll leave enough money in my will for the shooter to Make Bail lol
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:59:50 PM EDT
buried at sea.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:05:52 PM EDT
Cremate me, put me in a douche and run me through one more time.

Really want to be tossed into the outgoing tide,
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:08:51 PM EDT
Yes. Arlington National Cemetery is my first choice and burial at sea is number two. I have so indicated in my last will and testament.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:13:02 PM EDT
I will not be "buried".

It's the biggest waste of money and space I can think of. Let's see $3000 for a casket to bury in the ground?

Instead I'm an organ donor, what can't be used they can throw down the toilet for all I care.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:17:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:25:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 2:27:28 PM EDT by BigBore45]
Next to my oldest son, whom we lost when he was 4. I'm 42, but I feel like I have too many years left before I can hold him in my arms again.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:36:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
National Cemetery. Already arranged.



Missus going to join you in Arlington? Mine is.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:41:27 PM EDT
Cremate my body and mix me in with the powder for whatever ammo the USMC snipers are using at that point.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:44:57 PM EDT
Do You Know Where You Will Be Buried...?

When my father died I bought the plot next to him, so whatever else happens I know where I'm going to end up.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:45:14 PM EDT
Make a vow between you and the Mrs. Aug that whoever dies will keep the cremated remains until either of you have settled following the death.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:56:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
National Cemetery. Already arranged.





ditto
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:58:22 PM EDT
The way things are going in this country, I'll probably be buried where I fall.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:00:15 PM EDT
My will specifies that my ashes be scattered at least a mile from the nearest church
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:04:56 PM EDT
Same cemetary my grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, along with numerous family members who are buried in graves marked only with a large rock and who are subsequently unknown to me.

Hopefully the area will remain woodsy so the church won't be in the middle of a developement by then.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:18:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 3:19:23 PM EDT by Bobby_the_Hun]
If I die tomorrow, I want to be mounted flipping the "Bird"and holding my "Crotch". Set me up across the street facing the driveways of the following residences : Kennedy, Boxer, Pelosi, Schumer, Biden , Durban and Kerry to name a few. Just need a traveling crew to set me at each place for about 4 weeks at time.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:25:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:27:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:35:19 PM EDT
Cinder me and dump wherever the remains
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:40:51 PM EDT
While a viking cremation would be a pretty good way to go, it really is a bit unreasonable to expect...futhermore should I kick off with loved ones who could use my remaining assets, the expense of arranging such a ceremony would be an incredible waste of resources.

That being said, I will probably go out just being dust in the wind...doubt I'd even have any monument to remember me by....thought there is a part of me which would want some monument in a graveyard which would be utterly and completely silly.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:58:40 PM EDT
Arlington
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:59:14 PM EDT
Courtesy USN:

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:00:45 PM EDT
My family has a private cemetary in NE Ok.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:08:17 PM EDT
Don't know, don't care. I told her to just donate my body to science. I'll be dead anyway, so why waste the money?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:14:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 8:30:52 PM EDT by RUSSIANCATKILLA]
I want my casket to be made of 2x4s and plywood, the little car to be a Chevy or Dodge 4x4(lifted of course with some big ole swampers) so I can go muddn at least one last time and wherever I fly out at make sure I'm face down so everyone can kiss my ass!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:15:51 PM EDT
cremation
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:23:19 PM EDT
I wouldn't mind having my body "cremated" by putting it on top of a Mk84 and having the 2000lb bomb detonated.

Other than that I would like to be cremated and have my ashes dumped in the Pacific Ocean off the shore of the island of Kosrae in Micronesia (wife's home Island).
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 9:10:32 PM EDT
There is a man in SE Kansas that builds coffns and sells to anyone that wants one. Very cheap when compared to purchasing one at a funeral home, or a casket company.
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