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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2012, 05:23:18 PM »
Hmm... Music... Difficult question. Well, in part, that is - I'm not getting married, so that one is pretty damned easy. As for whatever ceremony some well-meaning asshole might cook up in my memory against my expressed wishes... Well, I think I'd go with Chi Mai.
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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2012, 05:28:47 PM »
To add to my previous post. I don’t plan on getting married or having children. The only thing that my family will have to worry about is what to do with my horses, but I plan on making the necessary arrangements beforehand.
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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2012, 05:57:56 PM »
As a Christian, I don't want any fuss over me in death either.  Just cremate me and scatter my ashes somewhere in plants at Disneyland...I would be well cared for there!  :)

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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2012, 06:04:57 PM »
I'm surprised y'all want burnin'. What a waste of good nutrients... If it's the last worthy thing I do, I'd like it to be supporting Mother Earth... for what it's worth...

And Soilent Green isn't such a bad idea...

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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2012, 06:10:23 PM »
I'm not very fond of the idea of sprouting daisies in death... I'd rather let my usefulness end with my life.
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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2012, 06:13:09 PM »
I never thought about the nutrient part of it.  I just think it's silly to donate large swathes of land to sticking dead people in the ground and marking their final resting place with a rock.  That land could be used for something more interesting, like building more Ikeas.

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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2012, 07:32:37 PM »
If every cemetery was converted to a nuclear power plant... Bad example, as we'd run out of Plutonium, Uranium and pretty much every other heavy -nium in no time at all, but the idea, it's sound, yes?
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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2012, 07:35:35 PM »
I've always said we should eat dead persons at a funeral banquet.  Very green, less CO2 and pollution ...  And the most sincere celebration of their life.

Mrs Git doesn't really agree, so I expect it won't happen to me.


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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2012, 08:42:29 PM »
I never thought about the nutrient part of it.  I just think it's silly to donate large swathes of land to sticking dead people in the ground and marking their final resting place with a rock.  That land could be used for something more interesting, like building more Ikeas.

I don't want to end up in a cemetery. I'm thinking more somewhere where my nutrients will do some good. Like in the middle of nowhere. Or my childrens back garden. Or in the middle of a planted roundabout in Milton Keynes.

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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2012, 09:23:04 PM »
I don't want to end up in a cemetery. I'm thinking more somewhere where my nutrients will do some good. Like in the middle of nowhere. Or my childrens back garden. Or in the middle of a planted roundabout in Milton Keynes.

...or the well manicured/kept plants and trees at Disneyland.  What better place to be than the Happiest Place on Earth! 

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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2012, 09:26:10 PM »
What better place to be than the Happiest Place on Earth! 
Yuck! How about... Oh, I don't know... ANYWHERE?  >:(
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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2012, 10:21:03 PM »
I have no idea where my reply went so I'll try to replicate it here.

I've always fancied myself buried in a forest and becoming nutrients for a tree, which in turn provides food, shelter, building materials, etc for so many creatures, until it in turn becomes part of the forest floor out of which springs new life in an endless cycle, until developers hack down the forest, anyway. Then I hope to be some condo-dweller's plumbing problem before I'm washed down to the waste treatment plant!

And Old Git, I can't see myself raising a forkful of you to my mouth, no matter how good the mead is.

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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2012, 11:25:47 PM »
On the other hand, I think that funerals are for the living, not the deceased.  When I'm dead, it won't matter a whit to me if they pray over my corpse; I just hope that my loved ones do whatever gives them the most closure and peace. 

That's my take on it as well and why I have no funeral plans tho I have arranged to have my cremation paid for (hoping I live long enough for inflation to make it very expensive indeed).

My sympathies to Rickrocks as well, both for the loss of family and the showboating of a preacher who decided to use the occasion to be an asshole about his religion.
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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2012, 05:42:59 AM »
Sorry to hear about your nephew, rickrocks...my condolences. :(
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Re: Funerals and Family
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2012, 06:04:18 AM »
I want a sky burial.
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