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When you die, what will be done with your carcass?(21 posts)

When you die, what will be done with your carcass?Breakfast
Dec 17, 2002 8:50 AM
Bury it? Burn it? Mummify it? Stack the bones in a box? Or???

Seriously, how do you intend to dispose of your physical self and either prepare for the afterlife or become the earth.
whatever my survivors whatDougSloan
Dec 17, 2002 8:52 AM
I don't care. Whatever is easiest and acceptable to my survivors, likely my wife. Won't matter to me.

Doug
I'd prefer to go as cheaply as possibleColnagoFE
Dec 17, 2002 8:54 AM
I really dont care what happens to me after I die. I have instructed my family to spend as little as possible. There are certain sanitation rules that you have to follow, but it's crazy to spend lots of $ on a fancy casket if you ask me.
Mine will be a bikecass, and it will be re-cycled. nmEager Beagle
Dec 17, 2002 9:22 AM
Bury me with my butt sticking out of the groundmoneyman
Dec 17, 2002 9:39 AM
to be used as a bicycle rack by the unsuspecting.

$$
For mountain bike or road bike? nmCaptain Morgan
Dec 17, 2002 9:50 AM
Skinny butt for roadies, fat butt for the knobby set! NMeyebob
Dec 17, 2002 1:24 PM
Burned, but ashes buried. nmCaptain Morgan
Dec 17, 2002 9:48 AM
Cremated....DINOSAUR
Dec 17, 2002 10:43 AM
And have my ashes scattered on a part of my favorite cycling route. I already have the place picked out. I'd rather get run over by Billy-Bob and his 4x4 P/U truck while out riding my bike then end up being a zillion years old and too old to be active, that is my wost fear. I saw it happen to my dad.

It's a good idea to discuss with your family exactly you want done with your remains. I went the death of my dad, mom, younger brother and father-in-law in a 7 year period and it makes it difficult for the survivors if you don't make your wishes known......what is that old saying about death and taxes? No one gets out alive...
hole in ground with tree planted on top (w/ bike) nmishmael
Dec 17, 2002 10:46 AM
Cremated - ashes to ashes..... nmStarliner
Dec 17, 2002 11:23 AM
Thanks you just reminded me to take care of myeyebob
Dec 17, 2002 11:41 AM
Advance Directives form that my PCP gave me. It outlines what level of life support I'd like to have in the event of an accident.

BT

PS Cremate me, have a nice service, then dump my remains somewhere nice.
"Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms."carnageasada
Dec 17, 2002 11:54 AM
Fish condo.Turtleherder
Dec 17, 2002 12:09 PM
Cremation first, then mixed with concrete and formed into a reef ball. A reef ball is a 4' by 6' piece of cast concrete that has holes in it to form a part of an artificial reef. After being put on the reef the ball soon becomes encrusted with coral. People always said I was kind of crusty and now I will get to smell like fish as an added bonus. Check it out at www.eternalreefs.com and www.reefballs.org
LOL. One question though. At the eternalreef linkeyebob
Dec 17, 2002 1:28 PM
it sounds like with some of the options your remains are heaped in with others to form a communal-like reef. Are you okay with that?

BT
I'm going King Tut style!js5280
Dec 17, 2002 12:25 PM
Mummified, golden sarcophagus, the works! Who wants to help build my pyrimid or do I have to make you my slaves first? Actually I just want to be creamated and have my ashes spread at places that are special to me and my loved ones. Current candidates are China Lake (Maine), Imperia-Porto Maurizo, Italy, somewhere here in Rockies, and Moab. Figure I'll probably end up leaving an ugly corpse, pryed from the grill of an errant SUV, tree trunk, etc. so cremation seems the way to go. Don't like the idea of my body rotting away in a coffin somewhere. Anyone going the opposite way and being cryogenically frozen?
Ashes spread in ocean at mile marker 94.5 in the Keys.Dave Hickey
Dec 17, 2002 12:32 PM
My wife and I have had some our best times at the Turtle Club in Islamorada, FL. If I go first, she's promised to have a Irish wake at the Turtle Club.
I know that areaPaulCL
Dec 18, 2002 8:19 AM
Nice place to be interned for eternity.

My father, an ocean lover, was cremated. We then cast his ashes to the sea. I like to think that he's now swimming after an enormous blue marlin, trying to catch it by the tail.

As for the Irish wake...love the idea. Celebrate the life, don't cry over the death. We had a wake for my red-haired, 90 year old Irish grandfather. All the neighbors brought food and drink. We told stories of his life. It was a truly memorable experience. The highlight was 40-50 people raising a glass of Irish whiskey to their friend. Now that's the way to go!
I told my wife: "surprise me!" (nm)torquer
Dec 17, 2002 12:43 PM
They can turn your ashes into a manufactured diamondTig
Dec 18, 2002 8:45 PM
It costs plenty for a "Life Gem Diamond", but diamonds are a girl's best friend!

Just be sure you're actually dead before your wife surprises you.
Take my ashes and mix them in a douche bag for one last run!Tig
Dec 18, 2002 8:40 PM
Sorry, but that's from an old joke! ;-)
Spread my ashes into the waves at the beach at sunset. I can't understand why anyone would want their body preserved in a box buried in the ground.