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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Since I have nothing better to say...

Is anyone else getting just a little tired of posting everyday? I'm definitely glad I signed up for NaBloPoMo, but I don't feel like I have something worth saying everyday. Only a few more days left though, right? We can do it.

Tonight Edgar and I were discussing briefly our wishes for either cremation or burial upon our demise. I said I most likely would want to be cremated, to which he replied, "No, you can't be cremated. I want you to be buried next to me so you can be by my side forever." Sure it's a little morbid, but it was also one of the sweetest things he's ever said to me. That's true love, people.

So tell me, do you want to be buried "whole"? Cremated? Your ashes tossed over the ocean or an open field? I know it's a weird subject to talk about, but don't you think we need to address these issues?

18 Comments:

  • At 11:22 PM, Anonymous Motherload said…

    You can be cremated and still be buried next to Edgar. In fact, if you both were to be cremated, depending on the State laws, you might be able to share the same grave site.

    I think it's interesting to discuss such topics even though it seems morbid or weird.

     
  • At 12:14 AM, Anonymous alyndabear said…

    I have no idea, to be perfectly honest. I suppose I would go with cremated, though.

     
  • At 2:54 AM, Blogger Sara said…

    We've had that discussion. Greg wants to be buried, I want to be cremated. I have NO desire to rot thankyouverymuch. As a Jewish girl I am supposed to not be cremated, but buried, but as a Christian I don't think there's anything wrong with being cremated. Hopefully I can be in the grave with Greg. We need to check into that. It's complicated as he's military.

    I agree with you about NaBlo it's hard to find things to talk about. I usually post weekly, sometimes twice a month, it's a challenge!

     
  • At 7:45 AM, Blogger Making my way in PA said…

    I think I want to be cremated just because I don't want everyone to come in a room and look at how awful I look and then talk about it.

    My husband and i talked about nursing homes yesterday and how sometimes they are just awful to see your loved ones in and he said I would shoot myself before i got to that stage then he told me that I would have to do it if he couldn't.

    Ahhh. sweet love.

     
  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger Sarah said…

    I used to want to be buried but I've changed my mind. Now Michael and I both want to be burned. We like to say burned instead of cremated simply because we're so effing hardcore. I don't know about scattering me though. Maybe I'd like whoever is left to pass out samples of me in baggies so everyone who loved me could have a piece. Any thoughts? Would you be interested in a baggie?

     
  • At 11:31 AM, Blogger Carrie said…

    Adam's grandfather was cremated and his ashes were buried with his grandfather's fathers.

    We are both to be cremated. We both agreed to save our ashes until we find the right time to discard them where we see fit. So one of us will end up with an urn.

     
  • At 6:38 PM, Blogger L Sass said…

    I'm totally bored of NaBloPoMo, btw. I don't mind posting every weekday, but I have no interest in blogging on the weekend!

    I haven't even begun thinking about burial plans, but my parents want to be cremated, which really surprised me! I'm not sure if I feel weird about not having a real grave to visit them or if it's just general weirdness about my parents discussing their mortality!

     
  • At 8:04 PM, Blogger Aimee said…

    As my grandpa used to say, "just sharpen my head and drive me into the ground"

    I think I want to be cremated. I really don't care. I'll be dead. :) I won't need this body.

    I'm also an organ donor. Mark thinks organ donation is icky. He has vowed to take all of his parts with him. Which I guess means he wants to be buried whole and not ashy. I suppose we should have this conversation. Usually when talk of death comes up (like while we were four wheeling yesterday) the conversation goes more like, "I am on your life insurance now right?"

     
  • At 8:05 PM, Blogger janet said…

    I definitely want to be cremated. I do not want bugs to be able to eat my dead flesh. EWWWWWW. (Hi, I have the maturity of a 8 y old boy.)

     
  • At 8:58 PM, Blogger Sue said…

    I would prefer to be cremated (and why is it so hard to type that word without the word "cream"?) and have my ashes thrown off Roseman Bridge...err, uh, sorry. LMAO!

    Seriously, I want to be cremated and sprinkled, just in my favorite spots. A couple local waterfalls, some in Utah, some in Cece's ashtray, a pinch tossed off the Stratosphere, bit at Death Valley, a teaspoon or two dropped off the back of a cruise ship...that sort of thing.

     
  • At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Erin said…

    I want to be cremated. Being buried creeps me out....for some reason being burned up doesn't. And you can still be buried together even if you are cremated.

    Posting everyday is starting to wear on me too!

     
  • At 10:49 PM, Blogger Frema said…

    Luke and I also recently talked about this, when I began filling out some will documents, and he said the same thing as Edgar: he wants us to be buried together, so buried we will be. Though we're both organ donors. We won't be needing *those* anymore.

     
  • At 7:43 AM, Blogger Erika said…

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  • At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Erika said…

    Yes, after the THREE funerals I went to last week, I have a lot to say on this subject. I thought I didn't care what my memorial service should be like, but I told J and my mom that I don't want some priest or minister that doesn't know me talking about me like we were friends. I begged J to "find SOMEONE that knows me to talk about me". I mean, at one of the funerals (J's friend's mom), the preacher actually looked at the widower and said, "Tom, she really loved you." WELL, NO SHIT.

    I'm also not sure about burial. It was much easier when parents would buy a huge plot for all of their kids and their spouses. But now everyone is so spread out. We cremated my grandparents and buried them in the same grave (seperate urns). My parents want to be cremated and spread somewhere but I would like a gravesite to visit. But where? None of us lives near where I grew up or where my mom grew up, so maybe Key West. I also kind of freak about having to handle human remains ("Meet the Parents" anyone?). But a friend of ours whose father died suddenly was cremated, and they take a little bit of him on each vacation and leave him there (Europe, Disneyworld, Bahamas, etc.)

     
  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger Julie said…

    I am not sure.

    I think I want to be cremated and have my ashes scattered at sea bc the ocean is the place where I am most at peace. Which is why I always wanted to be a Marine Biologist. (Secrectly I still do, but don't tell my mom bc she will yell).

     
  • At 3:36 PM, Anonymous Maya said…

    Sadly, I am only half joking when I say I'd like a Viking funeral (your carcass gets put on a floating pure, doused with flammable liquids and floated out to sea, than all your friends shoot flaming arrows at it and WHOOSH! Instant cremation/burial at sea) but I think its probably highly illegal, not to mention polluting and dangerous for the living.

    So I guess cremated. Sigh (not nearly as dramatic). But i want my ashes sprinkled on some great beach- that way whoevers' lert behind has to go on a cool vacation to fulfill my final wishes. Clearly, I have thought about this way too much.

     
  • At 4:49 PM, Anonymous cady said…

    i want to be buried. i just can't handle the idea of my body being burned, even though i'll be dead. plus, i like the idea of me and joe laying next to each other when we die. :)

     
  • At 9:17 PM, Anonymous audrey said…

    I really have no opinion on the matter. I would be okay with being cremated if and ONLY if my family promised never to keep an urn of my ashes on their mantel. Because that is just creepy.

    when Tim's grandma died, they put her in a mausoleum (is that what you call those walls of coffins?) in the same "slot" as her husband. Which is kinda nice, except they are head-to-toe, not next to each other. And her husband had been dead awhile ... what if he had stinky feet? And she was buried with her head right next to that forever? (I know they're dead, so it doesn't matter. but still.)

     

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