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1. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

On Sunday, I went to visit a friend of mine that passed away in December (for those who saw the "Is Plastic Surgery for you" thread) and I told the friend I was with, I know for a fact she wanted to be cremated. She was buried by her family . What would be your preference?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

So sorry to hear that :(
My plans are already taken care of. I am a no-code/DNR...there is to be NO service. I will be cremated and scattered where ever my family can get away with doing so. (The laws are getting ridiculous now)
Love those pre-pay plans.

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

If I'm not in my own native country, then I don't care. Dispose of the body by any possible means ... as long as there is no cost to anyone else

4. Posted by s0f (Full Member 163 posts) 11y

I want to be cremated. But if I die before my mother then I know she will bury me against my wishes (she's always right of course).

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

If I'm not in my own native country, then I don't care. Dispose of the body by any possible means ... as long as there is no cost to anyone else

Wocca? Wouldn't they send your body 'home'? That is what they do here...at a terribly inflated cost.

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

"I want to be cremated, listen to what I say
For it is much better to burn out than to rot away."

I wrote that in 1994.

Greg

7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Quoting Joz

Wouldn't they send your body 'home'?

If I die overseas, I want my ashes to be interned overseas. Something very romantic in the notion of having a grave marker for me in Santiago or Phenom Penh. Plus, that way if anyone wants to see me, they will have to travel, and I get to pass my love of travel onto more people.

Kind of like other-worldly viral marketing.

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Joz

Wouldn't they send your body 'home'? That is what they do here....

Even here, only if someone claims you. Of course, we don't want to see Wocca's urn in unclaimed luggage now do we?!

Cremation for both of us. Which ever goes first, the other will make sure we're scattered at one of our favorite places - yet to be found and/or decided. If we go together - it's up to whomever is stuck with our ashes. It could be the dumpster.

When my dad passed away, he wanted to be placed in the niche with my mother (both cremated). He really wanted a Naval burial at sea but felt he should be with her instead. We did the next best thing (in our minds anyway). Most of him is in the niche, but I took a small portion of ashes to Jamaica. He and I had vacationed at the same resort many times together. Mr Isa and I stayed there and then snorkeled out to my favrite reef and gave Dad the burial at sea he had wanted. May not have been Naval but novel, and he would have liked that.

9. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Joz

Quoting Wocca

If I'm not in my own native country, then I don't care. Dispose of the body by any possible means ... as long as there is no cost to anyone else

Wocca? Wouldn't they send your body 'home'? That is what they do here...at a terribly inflated cost.

Who are "they" ?
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There's not even any record of a next of kin held here. Even if my own embassy / consulate was contacted, they wouldn't know what to do, or who to contact. It's not as though I'm on military service.
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My body is of no use to me when I'm dead. Why waste money on it.

10. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

When my dad passed away, he wanted to be placed in the niche with my mother (both cremated). He really wanted a Naval burial at sea but felt he should be with her instead. We did the next best thing (in our minds anyway). Most of him is in the niche, but I took a small portion of ashes to Jamaica. He and I had vacationed at the same resort many times together. Mr Isa and I stayed there and then snorkeled out to my favrite reef and gave Dad the burial at sea he had wanted. May not have been Naval but novel, and he would have liked that.

Cremation all the way for me too. My friends and I were discussing my friend's burial cost (and she was already deeply in debt, another reason for her NOT to have her plastic surgery) and it ranged around 15 to 20,000 dollars!!! It is crazy!! Specially since I know she didnt want to be buried. Cremation is about $5,000 I think (been told), well it all depends on how "fancy" you want it to be. Why leave the mess to those you leave behind.

Isa, that was beautiful. I love that!!! More so, because it was such a special place for you both...