What do you want to be done after death?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you want to do?
    Burial : (53 votes)
    14 %
    Cremation-bury/keepsake urn : (40 votes)
    10 %
    Cremation-scatter ashes : (99 votes)
    26 %
    Cremation-use ashes for something cool : (24 votes)
    6 %
    Donate to Science/Organ Donation : (100 votes)
    26 %
    Pushed out to sea and lit on fire : (12 votes)
    3 %
    Don't care/Whatever my family is comfortable with : (43 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (15 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3355 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    cremated and scattered somewhere I love.

    Post # 4
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    3237 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I really don’t care what happens to my body. I’ll be hanging out with mi padre in heaven so it doesn’t make a difference to me. It will be up to my children.

    Post # 5
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    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I also want to be cremated.  I hate the idea of my body taking up space on earth after I’m gone.  

    Post # 6
    Member
    3718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    organs donated if they are useable. Then cremated and sprinkled somewhere special.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3598 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I want to be cremated and my ashes mixed in with those of my deceased pets.  After that, I don’t care.  Ideally, my husband’s would also be mixed in, but he’s not too keen on that idea.  

    Post # 9
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    13168 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I want to donate all my usable organs and tissues and then be buried.  The thought of burning my body to ashes just feels off to me.

    Post # 10
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Every possible organ donated for sure (all internals, plus eyes and any skin – seriously, take whatever someone else can use), but I’m undecided on what after that. I used to want a burial, because the idea of burning really freaked me out. At the same time, even in burial your body will need to rot, so all options really just creep me out and I just can’t decide right now. If I *had* to pick right now, I’d say cremation, because it is a whole lot cheaper for the family.

    Post # 11
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    394 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I work with funeral directors, so this topic is fascinating to me.  It is nice to be sure your family knows what you want, so there aren’t fights after you’re gone.

    I want to be cremated, and probably buried.

    Post # 12
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    2992 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Actually it is traditional in our family to get cremated. My parents and daughter were cremated. I already have my urn – the Egyptian Cat God – Bast, I am hoping not to need it anytime soon!

    Post # 13
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    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    organs to new homes then burn me up and throw me or bury me or whatever. Just don’t keep me in a fancy cookie jar. I have a few family members who kept their loved one’s ashes and it’s kinda weirding me out. 

    Post # 14
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    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m afraid of being buried alive, so any option would require my body to be destroyed. This is really really important to me. I know live burial basically never happens anymore but still it freaks the hell out of me. If I have any organs that someone else can use, they’re more than welcome to them. 

    First choice:

    The tree thing. I’d heard about that before and I love it. The tree eats your remains to grow and you become part of it. So romantic.

    Second choice:

    Cremation, make a gem out of the ashes. (This is a thing you can actually do, so cool!)

    I’ve told FH if he dies first I want to either have a gem made of his ashes, or get them mixed into a tattoo. 

    My dad wants to be donated to a forensic science body farm. (They leave bodies out in the elements in different conditions to be monitored so that when people are found dead, it’s easier to tell things like how long, how did they die, etc.)

    Not that it matters that much, I don’t believe anything happens after you die, so it’s not like I can really argue if someone does something I don’t like haha. 

    Post # 15
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    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    organ donation and then cremation. i don’t care what happens to my ashes and i don’t care if people have a funeral for me.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    organ donation – they can take whatever they need to out of me, and then bury the rest.

    I hope to get a bunch of family plots.

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