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February 26, 2015 at 10:42 pm #338730CassieParticipant
It creeps me out that those tree pods are shaped like eggs and the dead body is folded into the fetal position before being forced into the egg. Like, the idea is great, but the visuals will probably give me nightmares tonight.February 27, 2015 at 12:24 am #338739anonymousseParticipant
Yeah, I’ve seen that before. I love it. It’s totally how I’d like to be buried. I think with cremation there are still chemicals used. I could be wrong.February 27, 2015 at 10:41 am #338798Cleopatra_30Participant
Ya the whole re birth thing is definitely there for this idea haha but also I was thinking…a dead body is pretty damn stiff, so bending it would just be a nightmare!February 27, 2015 at 11:07 am #338804Kate B.Guest
Can I say I love how this thread has evolved? Not here to add anything, just enjoying the ride.February 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm #338816MsMiseryParticipant
My dad claims he either wants to be put into a Hefty bag and left for the garbage men, or taxidermied and posed with a fishing pole and a cocktail. I keep telling him I don’t think either are currently legal to do with human remains, but maybe, in time…March 6, 2015 at 9:14 am #339992SandyGuest
My boyfriend wants a Viking funeral. I wanted to be cremated and my ashes scattered in the ocean but now you all have brought up new ideas. I like the thought of being buried in the forest, no overpriced coffins, just return to nature and people can plant a tree on top, that will be my grave marker, and I want to come up with a funny epitaph. Can you write your own? I think you should be able to. What would yours say?
Random Info: Our cemeteries are covered in sand and coffins are placed into concrete holes in the ground. So imagine: whole in the ground with concrete walls (that extend to above the ground) and floor, coffin lowered into it, concrete slab placed on top of hole that’s sealed with cement then you can put a grave stone on top of that (ain’t no zombies gettin’ out) then instead of grass (though some do have a little grass) you have white sand. – Cemeteries in the Cayman IslandsMarch 6, 2015 at 9:27 am #339999Raccoon eyesMember
Oh, a Viking funeral. That would be pretty awesome. You mean with the boat set afloat and someone on shore shoots a flaming arrow onto the boat and it sails away as it burns?
Neat, but Im a pragmatist, and pretty sure that in real life, it didnt go off without a hitch like in movies. Like, the boat would float toward other boats, or it took the arrow shooter like 4 or 15 tries to actually get a good hit, or it took like 5 different arrows to catch anything on fire, or they find the boat only partially burned the next day stuck on a sandbar, or any other myriad things. 😉
For me, cremation all the way.March 6, 2015 at 11:50 am #340066anonymousseParticipant
Raccoon eyes, that is probably true.
There’s an interesting article in the Stranger this week talking about turning human cadavers into compost. I’m totally on board with that. Make me part of a community garden.March 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm #340078othyParticipant
How about having a Tibetan Sky Burial? They just lay you out on a cliff and let the birds and wolves and other scavengers eat you.March 6, 2015 at 12:56 pm #340083Addie PrayParticipant
I’m waiting for the conversation on this thread to turn back to cinnamon rolls, because I found the most delicious cinnamon rolls in a random place you would not expect them.March 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm #340084Crochet.NinjaParticipant
i’m actually planning on making cinnamon rolls tonight AP! finally, after a week of wanting them..March 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm #340086Dear WendyKeymaster
I miss Sarah b. I wonder if she is still fantasizing about her boss. I wonder if he left his wife yet. I wonder how everything is going at Golden Corral. Sarah B? Check in with us and let us know #whathashappened.