Learn Before You Burn – What I Like About Cremation No Comments

So you have decided you want to be burned up when you die. Cremation is a “hot” topic!. There are a couple of things I like about cremation, so let me give you some fuel for your fire. My father died some years ago at the age of 70—heart failure. He knew he was dying and leaned on my mother throughout the ordeal. My Mother is of German descent and a very strong, independent woman. She did not cry at my father’s funeral and seemed to be a “tower of strength”. At one point, she came to me and said…

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Learn Before You Burn – What I Dislike About Cremation No Comments

Still undecided about burning your body up after you die? Well, it is like a friend said to me last week, “doc, I guess it comes down to burn me up or slit my throat.” I think the latter reference was to embalming, but in the “end” you will not feel a thing–at least that is what the medical profession tells us. Anyway there are two reasons I do not like cremation. You might think a 72 year old daughter would have very little grief over a mother who dies at age 92, but that was not the case with Mary…

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Why Would Anyone Want To Be Cremated? No Comments

So you want to be cremated! Burned up! You really think that is the best way to go? Let’s see, that is 1200 degrees plus Fahrenheit and since you are 80-90 percent water that means–going , going, gone–very quickly. The entire procedure (burning up muscle and organs) takes about 2 hours. And remember, the bones are rarely reduced to ashes. The cremation administrator has to put you through a grinding machine (like a blender) to get everything to be like ash with the same consistency throughout…

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