I can't decide my feelings on this one!! Would love to hear your reasoning!
hostess / eggplant / 11068 posts
Buried! If I were cremated, I would be worried that someone will accidentally knock my urn over and I'll be spread all over someone's floor! Seriously, though, I just want to buried just because. No real reason, just a preference.
hostess / wonderful honeydew / 32460 posts
DH wants to be cremated, I haven't decided! Leaning more towards getting cremated too..
GOLD / wonderful grape / 20289 posts
Buried. Cremation just freaks me out, I don't want to be burned. I think it's especially a sensitive topic for me because I'm Jewish and many of my relatives died in the Holocaust, I'm sure some from the gas chambers. I know I'll be dead and it's not the same thing, but I just don't like it.
And I don't want to be in the wall either. My grandpa is and it also creeps me out. I want to be in the ground.
GOLD / squash / 13464 posts
@artbee: your grandpa is "in the wall"? What does that mean??
@MamaMoose: I think it's called a mausoleum, but I very easily could be wrong. It's a big wall so you can pile people on top of each other. It's obviously nice and pretty and all.... but so weird to me.
@artbee: yeah that wouldn't work for me! One of my concerns about buriel is that I'm claustrophobic so being in a wall sounds even worse!
bananas / 9628 posts
Definitely cremated! I friend of mine died very recently, so this has been a frequent topic of conversation amongst our friends and one of them told me you can have your ashes put in pencils or even into fireworks. I asked DH if he dies first if I can make him into a diamond so I can keep him with me all the time & he was good with that. If I go first, cremation, then when he goes our ashes can be mixed up. I'm too clostrophobic to be burried. I think it's more environmentally friendly to be cremated too
cherry / 108 posts
I don't really have a preference for myself and will probably defer to my loved ones. DH's mom was buried and we go to visit her grave each year on the anniversary of when she died. It's nice to be in a place where she "is," and we feel more connected to her in that place, knowing that she is buried there. If it weren't for that feeling, and the ritual we've developed around it, I would probably say cremation for me... so if my kids and/or DH want to have a "place" where they can go be near me, then I would do that, for them.
persimmon / 1453 posts
Buried...the old fashioned way, where you actually decompose. Cremation is a little too hellfire for my tastes.
GOLD / pomelo / 5167 posts
not sure! probably buried.
GOLD / eggplant / 11502 posts
Buried as per Jewish tradition...along with the other many rituals involved in a Jewish death.
pomegranate / 3716 posts
Cremated... I figure there's no need to take up space when I'm gone.
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21628 posts
My husband and I both want to be cremated. When I'm dead my spirit will be gone and my body will be just a shell. I don't see the need to have it in a box. I don't like the look of embalmed bodies either so that contributed to my decision.
blogger / apricot / 427 posts
Cremated. I have no desire to be taking up space in the ground somewhere. I'm not sure if I'd want my ashes to be kept in an urn of some sort or simply mixed into the sea/earth/etc - but maybe I'd leave that up to my loved ones? I'd also like for my loved ones to maybe just plant a tree or something in my honor that they could "visit" if they really felt the need.
cantaloupe / 6719 posts
Buried. Preferably in some sort of eco-bag so that the worms can get at me. I get creeped out that you can exhume people years after they are dead and they still look like people. I would have wanted to be cremated, but apparently the process is really bad for the atmosphere.
pomelo / 5321 posts
I have no idea! I've thought about both burial and cremation, but I'm still undecided. My grandfather wants his body to be donated to science. I never thought of that as an option until he did.
grape / 83 posts
Cremated. Because it's cheaper and I'm cheap
pear / 1639 posts
Cremated. Its cheaper and I don't like the thought of "rotting in a box"!
hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts
Buried. I don't need my ashes laying around somewhere...I'd prefer to just have my body put underground.
pomegranate / 3414 posts
This is a discussion in my household right now because of a sick cat. My family is the burying type, our deceased (human or animal) go into the ground (well except my parents who have donated their bodies to science). My husband's family is the cremating type where you keep them in an urn on the mantel. I want to be buried because the thought of having a dead relative around freaks me out a little (I wouldn't go into the room where my husband's mother's ashes were kept for several months after she passed away).
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