What To Do With Cremation Ashes

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The finality about burial. When it’s all over

Luckily, cremation gives you no such conclusion. You get ashes back – if you want it. Cremated remains. They weigh around as much as the dead person did when they were born, so there’s a nice irony there.

If you decided not to have a funeral for the body, but opted for direct cremation in order to prepare the body for a funeral, now’s your chance to have one pretty much anywhere you like.

The next major decision is what to do with them?

You can bury ashes in your local cemetery or in a natural burial ground. You can scatter them on your private property. (it’s legal in most states check the statutes) You can get the crematorium to scatter them. You can do hundreds of things with them.

Many people only start to think creatively after they’ve brought the ashes home sometimes long after.

During this time they may sit on the mantelpiece, the wardrobe, the boot of the car, dry, warm and safe.

Of course, they’re more than just ashes and they deserve a fitting destination. This is a very personal thing, so does it matter in the least what other people think?

We make sense of things in our own way. That way may not seem logical to other people, but logic may well have a negligible part to play in the matter of farewelling our dead or, indeed, of making sense of anything.

For example a175 pound person, would yield 175 cubic inches of cremains, which would fit into a 10″ urn, 3″ = 3 cubic inches 6″ = 42 cubic inches 7″ = 87 cubic inches 10″ = 202 cubic inches

The Classic Silver & Gold Urn, 10

In a traditional burial, there are more costs which can be very expensive. This will vary greatly with the type of casket used, embalming, head stone, services, and the type of burial. This type of burial can cost from $3,000.00 to as much as $15,000.00.

The casket price list at most funeral homes will start at least $1300 and can range into the $15,000 dollar range.

A favourite way with ashes is to scatter them at a spot which the dead person loved. But there are drawbacks you ought to consider.

First, if this is a popular beauty spot, you may feel inhibited by the proximity of other people. You won’t have a good experience if you wait anxiously till no one’s looking, then do it surreptitiously. So many people do this at Jane Austen’s cottage that fly-tipped remains have become come an unsightly nuisance.

Second, if the beauty spot you favour is a mountain top or an upland location, the phosphate in the ashes will upset the ecology. It’s a poor way to commemorate someone, to turn them into a bio-hazard. This is why football grounds will not let you scatter ashes on the pitch. It’d upset the fans. Especially the University of Michigan fans during a bowl game.

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  • How to Dispose of Cremation Ashes! | eHow.com – With the high cost of funerals today, more people are choosing to be cremated. While putting a vase of Aunt Susie’s ashes on the mantle might be a great conversation piece, most people don’t want an Urn of the dead in their home. Learn the etiquette of ashes and follow the laws to avoid any future repercussions.
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