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Old 08-18-2005, 12:57 PM   #16
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More and more people are choosing to cremate which is a much cheaper option. The funeral industry is feeling the pinch and is trying to come up with new ways to make money.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:22 PM   #17
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somehow I find it funny that funeral directors have conventions.
I wonder what they talk about
FD1: Geez, our business is dead. How 'bout yours?
FD2: Yeah, things are really dead around our office, too! Weird, huh?
FD1: Yeah.... weird.


Sorry - I just couldn't resist.


(by the way Vidstone = bad idea for me. )
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:15 PM   #18
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FD1: Geez, our business is dead. How 'bout yours?
FD2: Yeah, things are really dead around our office, too! Weird, huh?
FD1: Yeah.... weird.


Sorry - I just couldn't resist.
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But hey, I bet "life of the party" gets a whole new meaning come the Christmastime parties!

*Couldn't resist, either*

Anywho, on a more serious note...my dad's made it quite clear he wants to be creamated, too. He thinks funerals are a strange thing anyway, he doesn't want to go through all that, he just wants to be creamated and save the money that would be spent on a funeral and give it to our family instead to use for other things.

That, and he's terrified of the possiblity of being mistakenly buried alive. Me, I'm still not sure what I'd want yet-I have no plans to die anytime soon anyway, kinda want to stick around here for a good while longer...but I can see where he's coming from.

As for these video things...very odd idea. I personally don't think I'd go with the idea, but as melon said, it's up to individual people to decide whether or not they want that at their funerals.

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Old 08-18-2005, 05:44 PM   #19
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People can have what they want at their funerals, it doesn't matter to me. I personally think I'd like to be cremated, I wouldn't want a big fuss. Personally I wouldn't want a video or anything. But if that's what someone wants, fine.
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i'd want a movie with matthew perry played on mine
Can I get Lord of the Rings on mine????
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People can have what they want at their funerals, it doesn't matter to me. I personally think I'd like to be cremated, I wouldn't want a big fuss. Personally I wouldn't want a video or anything. But if that's what someone wants, fine.
My mother has said for years in regards to her earthly remains:
"Salvage what parts you can, burn the rest & have a big party!"



She, too, feels that funerals are grotesque and bizarre and doesn't want anything to do with one, even when she's the dearly departed.
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I think I just want to be buried like Nathan on SFU
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like in "Seven Years in Tibet"
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If that's what the people who died want, then so be it. Cemetaries have changed, and, frankly, I think those flat tombstones are an insult compared to what kind of care and attention we used to give graves.

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hey, flat tombstones are better than none at all. In my town, the cemetary runs something like:

really old section - ornate or at least somewhat decorative stone or masoleum

middling-old section - plain stone

new section - plaque on the ground, if you're lucky.
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Old 08-19-2005, 03:57 AM   #25
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my whole family has decided we want to be cremated. My father was a road construction worker before he retired. One time his company had to dig up a cemetary to build a new road. There was one skull they could not account for after the project so my dad drove around with it in the back of his truck for a day or so then finally took it to the state police. That pretty much convinced us to do the cremation thing.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:01 AM   #26
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I think I just want to be buried like Nathan on SFU or cremated...



ermm....just a heads up....if you post comments like that, can you please think about people who are perhaps in other parts of the world and haven't got to that part in the show yet

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hey, flat tombstones are better than none at all. In my town, the cemetary runs something like:

really old section - ornate or at least somewhat decorative stone or masoleum

middling-old section - plain stone

new section - plaque on the ground, if you're lucky.
I myself could never understand the plastic flowers people left at gravesites. I mean plastic seems so.....artificial.

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ermm....just a heads up....if you post comments like that, can you please think about people who are perhaps in other parts of the world and haven't got to that part in the show yet

thanks
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:03 AM   #29
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Yah plastic flowers are somewhat artificial, being plastic and all. I think ultimately cemetaries are mostly for the benefit of the living, I mean if we REALLY believe the dead person has gone on to a better place, it's not like they're sleeping in the ground, they're somewhere else... so arguably it doesn't matter what the cemetary looks like, except to the living, so fair enough I guess.
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:09 PM   #30
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I think that's an awesome idea!
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