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Ian McColl
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With the topic of “Getting Old” in another thread and having recently heard of a friends relatives funeral. I thought about my own, should I plan it now and even pay for it? I think I should, so it’s done and dusted the way I want.
Here what I am thinking........”

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Anyone else had similar thoughts?
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Creamation.

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This way I never die, only curdle.
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When I was young, my mother sent me out to buy some cream.
I spent nearly all day looking until I found a sign over a place and phonetically sounded it out. 'Cream –at-or-ium"

I thought “this is it!’

Inside I saw all these people standing around so I went over and asked "What's cooking?'

I told the policeman later, "That's when the fighting started"
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I plan on attending mine.
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I never really cared, since I won't be around to notice. But making plans ahead of time to make it environmentally friendly sounds like a very admirable idea. I suppose cremation burns up a lot of energy.

Of course, in Germany one doesn't have as much choice as other places. You can't have your ashes kept in an urn on the mantle (or in a locket around Paul McCartney's neck), which would be a good choice.

How about an "Upright Burial" at home? Just put me in a big ziplock bag and put me in the attic or basement.
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On Mar 30, 2015, Ian McColl wrote:
When I was young, my mother sent me out to buy some cream.
I spent nearly all day looking until I found a sign over a place and phonetically sounded it out. 'Cream –at-or-ium"

I thought “this is it!’

Inside I saw all these people standing around so I went over and asked "What's cooking?'

I told the policeman later, "That's when the fighting started"


I can't believe you didn't mention:

Grandad was badly burned yesterday.

How Badly?

They don't mess about at the crematorium!
Ian McColl
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On Mar 30, 2015, Destiny wrote:

They don't mess about at the crematorium!


that's a hoot. Cheers.

I guess it's a subject worthy of some humour.

(wiping tears of laughter from my eyes) I really didn't expect that Destiny LOL
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If you donate your organs or your body for anatomical study, someone else will take care of it.
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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On Mar 30, 2015, ClintonMagus wrote:
If you donate your organs or your body for anatomical study, someone else will take care of it.


agreed

The worst part about getting a lung transplant, is coughing up someone else's phlegm.
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Cut me in two and put me in two graves, perhaps.
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I want my final act to be educational, so I'll let the medical students practice on me. As a bonus, my disposal fees won't come out of my family's pocket. Smile
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The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
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When asked whether he preferred to be buried, cremated, or something else, Yogi Berra answered: "surprise me."
Ian McColl
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When asked whether he preferred to be buried, cremated, or something else, Yogi Berra answered: "surprise me."


LOL, thanks, that's a good one.
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Some options for cremated remains...

http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/08/02/mf.......here.go/
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My sister (who is terminally ill with cancer) wants to donate her body to science. My other sister (an oncology nurse) doesn't want her to, because of the irreverence shown to corpses by medical students.

Now that Ian has brought it up, I think that maybe I will also donate my body. The irreverent students would probably enjoy slicing through my tattoos. Or would they turn all gray or something?
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I don't think the students would turn gray, I'm pretty sure they are use to seeing dead bodies.
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My sister (who is terminally ill with cancer) wants to donate her body to science. My other sister (an oncology nurse) doesn't want her to, because of the irreverence shown to corpses by medical students.

Now that Ian has brought it up, I think that maybe I will also donate my body. The irreverent students would probably enjoy slicing through my tattoos. Or would they turn all gray or something?


From what I've read, the standards for treating bodies have been significantly tightened. Students must treat the "anatomical gifts" with the utmost respect.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I don't think the students would turn gray, I'm pretty sure they are use to seeing dead bodies.


badaboom!
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I considered The Body Farm, but I'm probably going to be creamated. My plan is to be dressed casually, sports coat and such, NO black suit!!! I also want a wake where everyone gets drunk and tells outrageous lies about me. Finally, in the spirit of the Vikings or Egyptians, I want to be creamated with cards, coins and sponge balls in my pockets so I can bore everybody in Heaven/Hell to tears with my magic!!!
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Ain't life unkind?"
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. . . I want to be creamated with cards . . . in my pockets . . . .

Blue bikes, or red?
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