February 14, 2011
When a loved one dies, families typically are left with two options: burial or cremation.
Read the full article at FoxNews.com
A California lawmaker wants to give families a third option, which is being pitched as a "green alternative" to traditional cremation -- chemically dissolve the body, keep the powdery residue and pour the liquefied remains down the drain.
But the procedure, too graphic to describe, has had some trouble getting off the ground. Assemblyman Jeff Miller had to shelve his proposal last year after a visiting scientist pointed out that the process might not be as safe as advertised.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 February 2011 17:12 )
February 14, 2011
If understanding about other people can be gained from observing their lives, it almost certainly can also be gained by observing the way they treat death. Perhaps our ancestors understood this better than us, having death so intimately close to nearly every minute of their lives. Modern medicine was not there to resuscitate the injured and war was an accepted, if not encouraged expectation.
Read the full article at Deathcare.com
San Antonio Uncovered: Weird funerals
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 February 2011 07:30 )
San Antonio TX
Feb 12, 2011
SAN ANTONIO - Have you ever thought about what's going to happen right after you die? Not whether you're going to the great beyond or wherever, but your funeral, burial or cremation? What you want at any services? How you want to be dressed? What kind of casket?
Read full article and see video [5 min 27 sec] at WOAI TV
I discovered some weird - no, let's call them 'unique exits' - ways to go out in style that'll make you think, "Maybe I want to do that."
Death Reference Desk
Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 February 2011 17:42 )
Feb 10, 2011
Go Go Frontline. There are moments in this documentary on postmortem examinations in America and the attached medical-legal investigative personnel that made me physically groan.
And then slap my forehead.
The Family Plot Blog
Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die
February 8, 2011
The Canton Repository (Ohio) just ran two articles about how to save money on funerals. The stories about funeral planning ran in their newspaper on Sunday, February 6, 2011, and these articles appeared online yesterday. Yours truly was quoted, along with Joshua Slocum, executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance.
Read the full article at The Family Plot Blog
Here are the first few paragraphs of each article. Click on the headline to read the whole story.
* Final Arrangements - Looking to Save to The Very End?
* You Have Options When Buying a Casket
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