Our post about funerals got me thinking about what I want when I die.

I'd like to have a simple funeral and be buried in the cheapest casket available. The cost of funerals is ridiculous (I really don't understand why people pay big bucks for a fancy coffin for a dead person), so whatever is cheapest is what I want my family to do.

How about you? Buried, cremated, Viking funeral? Where would you scatter your ashes? Any unusual final requests?

(Where's "A Man's Death" category when you need it?)

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I tend to agree! Make it cheap!! Put me in a pine box for all I care. I want my friends and family to get together, and celebrate everything they have. Being a Christian, I plan on going to heaven, I don't really care what happens to my body after I die. Just so long as there is a gentleman there to offer my momma a handkerchief.. she is going to need at least one!
I don't know if this was the same show, but they also talked about the new "green" way to be buried, which is just to put your body, sans coffin, into the ground and let the nature above ground take its course. Ie, it's not a traditional cemetery, just a "wild" prairie with dead people.
I understand that in many states, embalming is not legally required - slows down the decay, what's the point?

'Prairie of the Dead' /could be a great horror or western??

Although the idea in question sounds a little..raw? wouldn't there be a risk of water contamination?

I'm with you Brett - cheap coffin, inexpensive plot of land, a nice old fashioned funeral and committal where God's Grace is the theme, not how cool I was.

I also would like everyone to have a wake where there is much drinking of good booze and some people telling really embarrassing stories about me that would make me blush if I was alive - top it all off with a pot luck complete with green jello mold - Lutheran Style.

"This world is an anus and I am a ripe dung and the two of us are soon to part." - Martin Luther as his death grew near.
Martin Luther sure had a way with words, didn't he?
I don't spend a lot of time thinking about it (I'm 21, I won't ((hopefully)) need to think about this for quite some time) but I think I might like to be cremated and interred. Dead bodies have always, invariably seemed odd to me. They sort of creep me out, but it's because it seems like something is very obviously missing to me. Being that way myself is not something I would enjoy.
Haven't thought about it much. I guess which ever way it would be easiest on my family. I really like the Idea of a wake. If I was wealthy I would require that only drunken attendees of my fair-well party would be eligible for any assets, immediate family excluded of course.
Since being catapulted into an active volcano is currently illegal, I'm thinking a simple cremation with ashes scattered in a National Park. Don't like the idea of my wife coming to visit my grave and always getting the last word.
Pretty much what I would want. I have 4 children and Id like each of them to take a 1/4 of the ashes and have each one (and hopefully their familes) spread them in one of my favorite national parks (Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion, Great Basin). But since cremation is kinda frowned upon in my religion, I hope it's just the simplest box, simple service. Though having a wake al la The Wire (lay you out on a pool table in a bar while everyone gets hammered) would be cool.
I am planning on donating all of my organs and then I really do not care.

I did read a story a while back about a group of guys that always duck hunted together for 40 plus years and when the first one died they cremated him and used his ashes to fill shotgun shells. They would then shoot one shell of said shells a piece on the opening day of duck season every year.

I also made a few large hollow goose decoys for people to put their duck dog's ashes in so the dog could still hunt with them.
Burlap sack in a wood, please

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