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Old 02-20-2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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I know its not something we don't like to think about much, but when you go will you be buried or cremated?

I hate funerals and really don't want anyone looking at me when I'm gone, so I prefer cremation. My wife doesn't agree and has already bought funeral plots for both of us. She says the funeral is for the people who are still alive not the dead one. I told her she could just stick my ashes in there but she ain't going for it. So it looks like I will be getting buried anyway


When my mother in law died this past August, I was really surprised at how expensive funerals had gotten. It was almost $14,000 for the funeral not including the stone which will be another $4500. I would rather leave that money to my daughter.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:07 PM   #2
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Im claustrophobic. Dont put me in a box under ground
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:10 PM   #3
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Cremation is definitely the cost effective way to go. My wife wants to be cremated and that is fine with me. Me personally I don’t really care. Cremation is fine with me.

Now as far as your wife not agreeing with you concerning it that is a total different issue. It is your decision not hers
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:14 PM   #4
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i'll be cremated. i'll have them dump me somewhere nice when they're done. that way if my family wants to come see me, they can go somewhere nice, not a cemetery.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:15 PM   #5
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I'm like you. I hate funerals and viewings. I don't go to them unless its family. I don't want a lot of people having to come look at my dead body either. Just bury me, and go have a party or something where they can talk with friends, and remember me in good spirits. Funerals are too depressing.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:16 PM   #6
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My dad was cremated per his wishes. We kids felt we didnít get a sense of closure in his death.
My step dad just passed away last month and was given a funeral. The 2 emotions I felt with the two different methods were extremely different than the other.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:16 PM   #7
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My wish is to be cremated and my ashes dumped into a feeder and spun out with the corn.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:16 PM   #8
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Use to always plan on being buried, but I'm not sure anymore. I guess it doesn't matter either way.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:17 PM   #9
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Burn me!!!! Mix in some gunpowder and put me in reloads and shot me. Love the smell of burnt powder. Mix me some stink bait and take me fishin. And whatís left let the wind blow me over the hill country among some old oaks.


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Old 02-20-2018, 12:17 PM   #10
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The older you get the easier it is to discuss. My wife and I have both decide to be cremated, however the question remains ..... what to do with the ashes!

Neither of us want to be put in a box under ground. We have lived in a lot of cities & states so where to call home. My wife wants her ashes spread in the ocean off California as for me ... since i spent time in the Navy the ocean would be fine.

My parents are buried in Missouri, my wife's parents are buried in Kentucky. We don't visit their graves as we carry their memory in our hearts! Hope my children will choose to do the same.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:17 PM   #11
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Cremation is definitely the cost effective way to go. My wife wants to be cremated and that is fine with me. Me personally I donít really care. Cremation is fine with me.

Now as far as your wife not agreeing with you concerning it that is a total different issue. It is your decision not hers
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:17 PM   #12
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My wish is to be cremated and my ashes dumped into a feeder and spun out with the corn.


Be my luck I would clog the feeder.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:20 PM   #13
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man I'm with you.....a funeral is a huge waste of money.

My parents spent a bunch of cash on mausoleum slots and then we ended up having an immediate funeral, still with embalming involved, for my mom.

Dad was cremated and the tiny urn was placed in the casket sized space he had purchased.

I'll be cremated and tossed out with the corn and the pea gravel.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:21 PM   #14
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Just went through some of the same issues with my dad and step mom.
He wanted to be cremated. He never said why, but insisted on it. SM told him that it wasn't happening. Dad talked to their priest, and he promised him that he would make sure that his wishes were carried out. On the way out of the house, the priest told SM that he'd be cremated and there was no further discussion. He was cremated.

I was with SM when she made the arrangements at the funeral home. Even though the rosary and funeral were going to be in the church, the cremation and misc. things the funeral home would do still racked up a $4500 bill, and that was with myself, my cousins, and my dad's 3 brothers actually digging the hole at the cemetery. I didn't even know that was an option, but when he told us it was, I felt like that would be a great final show of respect for my dad.

We buried his ashes, in this urn. The local VFW honor guard was already there, when we got to the cemetery. I stopped to talk to them, as I carried the urn in. The mixture of emotions from them was moving.

We buried him, in a full size plot, next to my SM's plot, with full military honors. My uncles and cousins helped me dig the hole. I was the one to place his urn in the ground, and the uncles and cousins helped me fill it.



Back to the original question.
I told Tina that I want them to harvest any parts or organs (of mine) that are still usable, and then I want to be cremated. I will want my ashes scattered somewhere, although I'm not sure where, just yet. I think cemetery plots and headstones are money poorly spent, and would rather Konnor get that extra $10,000.

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Old 02-20-2018, 12:23 PM   #15
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:25 PM   #16
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My advice is do whatever doesn't make her haunt you.

I know we will be burned and spread. having had a grandfather that was done this way has left a small void in that there is no one focal point to feel connected to him. as in a headstone. so i'll have some type of name plate and a tree planted at the house.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:25 PM   #17
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All of y'all who are gonna be cremated then tossed out somewhere, how will people come and visit you, or leave flowers at a gravestone, etc.? There will be nothing to physically remember you like a headstone. I'm not sure when I'm gone I want to be forgotten too. My grandkids or great grandkids can still come see where I was laid to rest in a cemetery. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:27 PM   #18
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Cremate me and divide my ashes up into a couple dozen arrows and give them to my friends to shoot critters with.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:28 PM   #19
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Being embalmed and stuck in a box in the ground seems unnatural. I'd like to return back to the earth and let nature take me in like it does with all living things, but that's not usually how it goes with your normal Christian burial. I say run me through a wood chipper over a nice pretty oat patch just before it's planted, and let me fertilize it good so the deer can enjoy me ..........to far.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:33 PM   #20
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I'll be buried as has/will everyone else in my family.

Best thing you can do is make your arrangements ahead of time so that your wishes are insured to be carried out. Doing so will also save money down the road and keep your family from having to go through the process of making the arrangements.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:34 PM   #21
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Probably cremated but I'd want to be somewhere that anyone that wants to feel like I'm somewhat there can go to "see" me I guess. One of my buddies that died of cancer was cremated. I saw him 3 weeks before he died. He was in the hospital up until he died and didn't want nobody seeing him that way. So basically it was like I never got to tell him goodbye,never saw him again. So in a weird way it felt like he wasn't really gone. I drove by his house one day and saw his truck there so I pulled in the driveway. I was gonna go talk to him.....

Death isn't an easy thing to deal with. I think with a burial it's more closure to the family and friends of that person in some cases. I don't know what the right answer is or the easiest route as far as the healing process goes but being cremated is cheaper. I don't guess I'll care much at that point. Whatever's easiest is fine by me. Nobody I know is that wealthy so they'll probably have me cremated if I can't make that choice ahead of time.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:38 PM   #22
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Had my grandmother's funeral and burial yesterday so have been thinking about this. I want to be cremated and then somebody throw a 'Celebration of Life' afterwards. All the hunter-friends and family bring their best cuts of wild game or meat and grill; tell stories and lies. In the days/weeks following, I'd like my family to dump my ashes on the ranch, and perhaps in the river.

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My wish is to be cremated and my ashes dumped into a feeder and spun out with the corn.
I have thought about this as well. Ultimately eaten by deer and spread out all over the land, from dust to dust. 'Yeah shot that 9pt off Will's feeder, been eatin' on his ashes on bulking up all summer. Little gritty but plenty tender.'
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:41 PM   #23
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:51 PM   #24
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All of y'all who are gonna be cremated then tossed out somewhere, how will people come and visit you, or leave flowers at a gravestone, etc.? There will be nothing to physically remember you like a headstone. I'm not sure when I'm gone I want to be forgotten too. My grandkids or great grandkids can still come see where I was laid to rest in a cemetery. Any thoughts?
I don't need a "physical" piece of carved stone to remember my loved ones or for my family to remember me. When I miss my deceased relatives, I talk to them through prayer because I know they're always listening and watching over me.

I am an organ donor and plan to be cremated. I don't want to burden my wife or kids with $15-20,000 worth of stupid expenses. My funeral will be a celebration of life with a crawfish boil , BBQ, and tons of food for all to enjoy. Additionally, I'll have a video playing a concert of the Grateful Dead or Dead & Company since that's what makes me most happy, and that's how I want to be remembered.

Others can have Amazing Grace, Morning has Broken, etc...

I'm going out with the speakers blaring: Scarlet Begonias, Fire On the Mountain, Eyes of the World, Terrapin Station, Shakedown Street, Brown Eyed Women, Help> Slipknot>Franklins, Music Never Stopped, Morning Dew, Viola, Dark Star, so Many Roads, etc.......

BTW, y'all are all invited to attend

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Old 02-20-2018, 12:55 PM   #25
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I have already talked to my wife and told her I wanted to be cremated if anything happened. Put ash in bullets and let my kids take me hunting one last time. My dad and grandfather has already told me they want to be cremated also. And have there ashes spread in lake they live by.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:03 PM   #26
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I want to be buried in Veteran's Cemetery. Can't fathom cremation
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All of y'all who are gonna be cremated then tossed out somewhere, how will people come and visit you, or leave flowers at a gravestone, etc.? There will be nothing to physically remember you like a headstone. I'm not sure when I'm gone I want to be forgotten too. My grandkids or great grandkids can still come see where I was laid to rest in a cemetery. Any thoughts?
My dad was cremated and his ashes was spread by each of us as we wanted in the lake he lived at. We each took our own time and spread them as we wanted. If I want to visit him I do it in my mind same as my grandparents as I don't go to their grave sights.
I myself want to be cremated and my ashes spread either in Colorado or Alaska.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:26 PM   #28
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My wish is to be cremated and my ashes dumped into a feeder and spun out with the corn.
Me and the two guys known a ranch with have agreed to so this!

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Old 02-20-2018, 01:49 PM   #29
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Cremated, spread my ashes in the field to be planted!
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:50 PM   #30
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I want to be cremated and my ashes injected in some watermelon flukes and brush hogs. Give them to my buddies and let them still catch fish with me.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:09 PM   #31
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i'll be cremated. I'll have them dump me somewhere nice when they're done. That way if my family wants to come see me, they can go somewhere nice, not a cemetery.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:09 PM   #32
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I dearly loved my grandparents. I have NEVER been back to the grave. They ain't there, why would I go? Their memory is with me always.

For me, make me into something else then take me to the woods, to the lake, to the yard, to the street...whatever, I just don't see any need to use up perfectly good land for cemeteries.

From dust to dust, ashes to ashes. I will be gone in a flash, burn down the building.
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Interesting feedback. Blake, I hope in outlive you because I want to be at that party.

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Old 02-20-2018, 02:22 PM   #34
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I would prefer to be cremated. That said, assuming my wife outlives me and we can afford whatever option would make her and my children most comfortable then I don't care what she chooses to do with my body, after-all I'll be dead anyways.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:29 PM   #35
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I hate funerals


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At nearly 71, you can bet I've thought this out. Cremation, no service, nothing. Just my few friends getting together, if they want to, and no sad singing and wringing of hands. Scatter the ashes, bury them in a fruit jar, I don't care. After all, I ain't gonna be there !
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I want whatever is salvageable to be donated and then cremated. I've told my wife that I want a celebration of life and my ashes available in some tiny containers for my friends to take with them. Then when they are doing something (roping, hunting, fishing, whatever) and have a memory of me to dump me out right there.


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We just had my moms funeral a few hours ago My mom was always worried about how she would look in the casket and I was afraid to go see her after the funeral home got her all done but I’m super glad I did she looked amazing the best she has looked in years after suffering with liver and kidney disease brought on by bad diabetes! That being said I think I will let them just put me in a casket and put me in the ground at the cemetery close to her !
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:50 PM   #39
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It’s in writing I will be cremated. I also told my wife and kids they don’t have to pick up the ashes if they don’t want to. But I’m the guy that left all my stuff to Aubul the cashier at the convenience store just to p!$$ them off one last time. Lol GOF forever
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We just had my moms funeral a few hours ago My mom was always worried about how she would look in the casket and I was afraid to go see her after the funeral home got her all done but Iím super glad I did she looked amazing the best she has looked in years after suffering with liver and kidney disease brought on by bad diabetes! That being said I think I will let them just put me in a casket and put me in the ground at the cemetery close to her !
Sorry to hear about your mom buried my step dad of 37 years Monday.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:55 PM   #42
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Sorry to hear about your mom buried my step dad of 37 years Monday.
Thank you . Sorry about your step dad they are in a better place with no pain !
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:57 PM   #43
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Lol, you serious Clark?
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:01 PM   #44
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DEAD serious
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:12 PM   #45
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I will be cremated. For one, I dont want the expense for my family, 2nd, I dont want people visiting me at a cemetary, I am not there. I want my ashes spread across my favorite hunting and fishing places. I do want a memorial service, but NO crying. I want some tubs of beer and liquor pouring, music playing and all of my friends talking about the stupid stuff I did in my life.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:35 PM   #46
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Wife and I donated our bodies to Southwest Medical School. They'll train new, young doctors on our bodies, then cremate the remains and send back to the family. Everyone's a winner!
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:38 PM   #47
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Cremated and ashes spread on our ranch. If I outlive my wife, there is a good possibility I’ll die in our woods and be eaten by critters.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:46 PM   #48
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Dig a hole, throw me in it, and plant a tree on top.
This...but i was thinking can you do that ...govt probably looks down upon burying people random spots...but if they can wrap me up and throw me in..
I also thought about ashes mixed in dirt and growing something. ..maybe some danimal tomatoes

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Old 02-20-2018, 04:12 PM   #49
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Both my parent's funerals were closed casket, they said they wanted to be remembered in life, not in death. Neither was embalmed either as per their wishes. My father had thought about cremation but ultimately decided he wanted to be laid to rest next to mother as she had chosen. For me, it will be cremation and my ashes scattered in the Rockies.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:29 PM   #50
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There are tombstones/grave markers that you can have your ashes encapsulated into. Or you can simply have your ashes spread onto the ground on your cemetery plot, or buried in that plot. This is for the folks that feel a need to go to a certain place to visit their loved ones. As for me and my wife, we're both organ donors and have opted fo cremation.
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