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(Sun Sentinel)   "That's a nice bench. What's it for?" "Oh, that's where my grandpa's ashes are stored"   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 23
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2013-07-21 10:52:17 PM
My parents' mortal remains are already designated to be shipped to the nearest medical school. There's paperwork and witnessing involved, but it seems practical.
 
2013-07-21 10:56:40 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: My parents' mortal remains are already designated to be shipped to the nearest medical school. There's paperwork and witnessing involved, but it seems practical.


Were I you, I'd make sure to get a pretty penny for the corpses...

...or just, you know, ignore me and give me the F.  I'm fine with the F.
 
2013-07-21 10:58:06 PM
If not for the price tag, Keith Haag, of Pompano Beach, would be sold on the idea of an at-home memorial garden.

"To me, it's not outrageous at all," said Haag, whose mother's ashes remain in the container the crematorium placed them in 10 years ago, sitting near his dresser. Her wishes were to be buried at sea, and Haag plans to get around to it when he can afford it, he said.


He lives in a town with "Beach" in its name, and he can't afford to dump some ashes in the sea?
 
2013-07-21 11:03:49 PM
Who asks what benches are for? Is there some third world hellhole that hasn't discovered bench technology yet?
 
2013-07-21 11:04:24 PM
Yeah, like I want to sit on something hard of grandpa's again.
 
2013-07-21 11:13:44 PM

technoblogical: Who asks what benches are for? Is there some third world hellhole that hasn't discovered bench technology yet?


Came in to say this.
 
2013-07-21 11:14:20 PM

Hoopy Frood: If not for the price tag, Keith Haag, of Pompano Beach, would be sold on the idea of an at-home memorial garden.

"To me, it's not outrageous at all," said Haag, whose mother's ashes remain in the container the crematorium placed them in 10 years ago, sitting near his dresser. Her wishes were to be buried at sea, and Haag plans to get around to it when he can afford it, he said.

He lives in a town with "Beach" in its name, and he can't afford to dump some ashes in the sea?


Dumping of biomedical waste into public waters is generally frowned upon.
 
2013-07-21 11:24:36 PM
I'm okay with this: They've urned it, after all.
 
2013-07-21 11:26:35 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Hoopy Frood: If not for the price tag, Keith Haag, of Pompano Beach, would be sold on the idea of an at-home memorial garden.

"To me, it's not outrageous at all," said Haag, whose mother's ashes remain in the container the crematorium placed them in 10 years ago, sitting near his dresser. Her wishes were to be buried at sea, and Haag plans to get around to it when he can afford it, he said.

He lives in a town with "Beach" in its name, and he can't afford to dump some ashes in the sea?

Dumping of biomedical waste into public waters is generally frowned upon.


It's not biomedical waste, it's ash. Zero potential risk.
 
2013-07-21 11:40:26 PM
I'm telling you - plastination into life-sized Gumby dolls. It's the way of the future. Some day - entire cities of poseable dead people.
 
2013-07-21 11:41:12 PM
"I would be fine with it, but you never know. A lot of ordinances don't allow you to even have a treehouse these days," he said.
Now THAT'S a problem.  WTF is wrong with tree houses?
NO sense of humor or charity.
 
2013-07-22 12:07:42 AM

Ryker's Peninsula: Yeah, like I want to sit on something hard of grandpa's again.


Wonderful childhood memories, amirite?
 
2013-07-22 12:08:11 AM
I like the fireworks idea.
 
2013-07-22 12:12:04 AM

Hoopy Frood: AverageAmericanGuy: Hoopy Frood: If not for the price tag, Keith Haag, of Pompano Beach, would be sold on the idea of an at-home memorial garden.

"To me, it's not outrageous at all," said Haag, whose mother's ashes remain in the container the crematorium placed them in 10 years ago, sitting near his dresser. Her wishes were to be buried at sea, and Haag plans to get around to it when he can afford it, he said.

He lives in a town with "Beach" in its name, and he can't afford to dump some ashes in the sea?

Dumping of biomedical waste into public waters is generally frowned upon.

It's not biomedical waste, it's ash. Zero potential risk.


Ohh... 'ashes'...

My bad.
 
2013-07-22 12:38:38 AM
Paddle out...
 
2013-07-22 01:05:06 AM
I'm going to do my will so I get chipped up and made into fertilizer. This is getting ridiculous.
 
2013-07-22 01:12:58 AM
That's still better than those stupid stickers on peoples cars...

I have to advertise to the world everywhere I go that somebody I know died and I want to remember them.
 
2013-07-22 01:53:54 AM
I told my son I wanted to be cremated. He said that he would add my ashes to the concrete foundation of his new home. I told him I thought that he was being a bit hard on the old man. For some reason the phone went dead at that point. I think his battery gave out or something.
 
2013-07-22 03:49:27 AM
I want my family to make sure that every organ that they can use is harvested. After that, my remains should be cremated, and then disposed of in the cheapest way possible. When I'm dead, my body is just left over waste. Nothing more special than the turd I flushed this morning.

If my family wants to remember me, they can look at some pictures or something.
 
2013-07-22 03:56:55 AM

BigBooper: I want my family to make sure that every organ that they can use is harvested. After that, my remains should be cremated, and then disposed of in the cheapest way possible. When I'm dead, my body is just left over waste. Nothing more special than the turd I flushed this morning.

If my family wants to remember me, they can look at some pictures or something.


Gosh, look at how peaceful he looks without his kidney.
And, my, isn't that a great picture of his heart? He always said his heart belonged to his mama.
Now it's someone else's.
Yeah. At least we still have these photos of it.
 
2013-07-22 06:25:39 AM
I want to be buried intact. How am I going to be part of the Zombie Apocalypse, if I am nothing but ashes?
 
2013-07-22 07:50:25 AM
I saw the Florida tag, and "backyard cremation" in the link...let's just say that the story was way saner than I expected.
 
2013-07-22 08:48:00 AM

AverageAmericanGuy


technoblogical: Who asks what benches are for? Is there some third world hellhole that hasn't discovered bench technology yet?

Came in to say this.


So it wasn't just me. Good to know.
 
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