humans and funerals

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    so they have the McCain funeral ceremony on
    extravagant/long/singing/words of ''immortality-heaven-god/etc
    I say put me in the cheapest box and/or throw me in a river
    humans ''have'' to grieve ....?? do they?
    I go to wakes to pay my respects/etc
    but when my parents died I didn't need a wake or funeral--but we had them
     
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    Funerals are more for the living than they are for the dead. They give closure to the friends and family who lost their loved one.

    That being said, I want to have done to me what was done on my first ship. There was a Navy retiree who asked to have his ashes dumped in a burial at sea over in the Med, and my ship got picked for the honors. Crossing over the Atlantic was an interesting experience, because for the whole time we had that person's ashes onboard, there was unexplained power outages, and even one small fire. Lots of people thought his ghost was haunting us while we carried his ashes.
     
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    Well my family has not had a "Lay out" in three Generations, why? We look at the fact that when we are born we rate about a short mention in the Newpapers and end of life we should not have to have much more. Also we are born naked and leave with very little else, and the cost is stupid.
     
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    that would be nice...
    yes, if anything I want cremation---cheaper
     
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    they are having a celebration of life for me

    while i become a cadaver for the medical school
     
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    what about these burial vaults/etc to protect the casket??!!!
    extra $$$$ for a dead person...?? they are dead!
    I looked at a burial brochure once and they had all kinds of crap to sell
     
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    o--t
    that reminds me--I also am having my body donated
    I forgot I put that down when I got my license renewed
     
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    Yes, me too.

    Whatever they need, they can take.

    I won't be using the parts anymore.
     
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    I won't be using the parts anymore ...



    what if they decide your parts would be better for them than keeping you alive ... left to motor vehicle, I neglected to be a donating member.
     

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