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28-01-2016, 01:11 PM
RE: Memorial Tree Park for cremationists.
I think a cremation park would be wonderful! Smile

Bone ash can be good for certain plants at certain times of the year. I like the idea that my (or a loved one's) remains will be mixed into soil and appreciated by plants and lovingly cared for by gardeners.

Of course, one can also be scattered into the wind ...

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01-02-2016, 11:01 PM (This post was last modified: 02-02-2016 01:51 AM by carol.)
RE: Memorial Tree Park for cremationists.
I think your idea is a great one, i would want to be buried that way. I wanted to add my mom's cremation story- and my sneaky and illegal acivities as her daughter, even though it is a bit off topic.
My mom was gay. She was never able to marry the woman she lived with for close to 30 years in New York. I was also not supposed to be allowed to spread her ashes on her lover's grave, her family objected to their relationship.
When she died I drove to the place that her long term lover was buried , from Maine to New York, and started to sprinkle her ashes about the grave. Well,it turns out there are a lot of ashes left after a cremation, and I was trying to be unobtrusive and sly and not get arrested...there are huge fines, New York is strict about it,...and court stuff involved if caught..and I tried to sprinle them about , (I had put a small hole in the plastic bag they were in) but I wound up making obvious small piles of mom's ashes around the grave, which was very close to a place where people commonly walked, and they would be noticable, which may result in both my arrest, a fine, and mom's ashes removed. Blush
And I was also finding the whole thing a little comical, which caused me to get a little silly and to start to laugh. So I tried to smear them into the grass, which resulted in mom ashes on my shoes...which made me laugh out loud like a crazy woman in a cemetery and have several people look at me as if I may be a bit dangerous... but I did my best, and then I jumped into the car and drove back to Maine, and shook off the last little bit of mom's ashes under some apple trees here at home. I really wondered if I would get a call over the next few days but I did not...and I still think the whole thing was funny. Sick humor, but I was also defending my mom's right to love and be buried where they both would wish her to be...even if I did get ashes on myself...I think she would have thought it a bit funny too. Angel
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01-02-2016, 11:16 PM
RE: Memorial Tree Park for cremationists.
(01-02-2016 11:01 PM)carol Wrote:  I think your idea is a great one, i would want to be buried that way. I wanted to add my mom's cremation story- and my sneaky and illegal acivities as her daughter, even though it is a bit off topic.
My mom was gay. She was never able to marry the woman she lived with for close to 30 years in New York. I was also not supposed to be allowed to spread her ashes on her lover's grave, her family objected to their relationship.
When she died I drove to the place that her long term lover was buried , from Maine to New York, and started to sprinkle her ashes about the grave. Well,it turns out there are a lot of ashes left after a cremation, and I was trying to be unobtrusive and sly and not get arrested...there are huge fines, New York is strict about it,...and court stuff involved if caught..and I tried to sprinle them about , (I had put a small hole in the plastic bag they were in) but I wound up making obvious small piles of mom's ashes around the grave, which was very close to a place where people commonly walked, and they would be noticable, which may result in both my arrest, a fine, and mom's ashes removed. Blush
And I was also finding the whole thing a little comical, which caused me to get a little silly and to start to laugh. So I tried to smear them into the grass, which resulted in mom ashes on my shoes...which made me laugh out loud like a crazy woman in a cemetary and have several people look at me as if I may be a bit dangerous... but I did my best, and then I jumped into the car and drove back to Maine, and shook off the last little bit of mom's ashes under some apple trees here at home. I really wondered if I would get a call over the next few days but I did not...and I still think the whole thing was funny. Sick humor, but I was also defending my mom's right to love and be buried where they both would wish her to be...even if I did get ashes on myself...I think she would have thought it a bit funny too. Angel

I love that. Too bad we weren't friends I would have sooo helped you with that! Awfully sweet of you to give your mom such a wonderful gesture. Heart

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02-02-2016, 01:50 AM
RE: Memorial Tree Park for cremationists.
(01-02-2016 11:16 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  
(01-02-2016 11:01 PM)carol Wrote:  u. Angel

I love that. Too bad we weren't friends I would have sooo helped you with that! Awfully sweet of you to give your mom such a wonderful gesture. Heart

You would have been so welcome!! We would most likely have been both arrested together....while stumbling through a cemetery covered with ash..then booked, photographed and posted in the local newspaper....which made me laugh again...Laugh out load
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02-02-2016, 02:19 AM
RE: Memorial Tree Park for cremationists.
This is a thing in Denmark. The first one opened in 2014 so it's still very new.

For anyone interested there's some info here. It's in Danish but there's some translation tools out there that should make it somewhat understandable:

http://livogdoed.dk/temaer/skovbegravelse/

edit: I might as well just include the google translated link:

https://translate.google.dk/translate?hl...rev=search
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02-02-2016, 06:43 AM
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Oh - I was hoping this was about a place to dump creationists. Me so disappoint. Weeping

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02-02-2016, 06:44 AM
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(02-02-2016 06:43 AM)Chas Wrote:  Oh - I was hoping this was about a place to dump creationists. Me so disappoint. Weeping

Don't you dump them in the graveyard?
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02-02-2016, 09:40 AM
RE: Memorial Tree Park for cremationists.
(02-02-2016 02:19 AM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  This is a thing in Denmark. The first one opened in 2014 so it's still very new.

For anyone interested there's some info here. It's in Danish but there's some translation tools out there that should make it somewhat understandable:

http://livogdoed.dk/temaer/skovbegravelse/

edit: I might as well just include the google translated link:

https://translate.google.dk/translate?hl...rev=search

Thank you! Smile

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04-02-2016, 10:51 PM (This post was last modified: 06-02-2016 01:38 AM by Dark Light.)
RE: Memorial Tree Park for cremationists.
Not that there is anything wrong with your wishes, getting chucked in the ground, or rotting on top doesn't take away from what you're "giving back". It just depends on who or what is benifeting from your demise directly. In the end energy is only changing from one configuration to another. I'd prefer just getting thrown in a hole, no coffin. I think a headstone would be nice though as it would give my loved ones a place to grieve and get some closure. It's what they are comfortable with. My wife wants to be cremated. My way is not legal in a lot of places, but it happens to murder victims everyday, so it might still happen. That being said, I would rather not be murdered. Mercy killed might be good depending on the circumstances though. I'm really rambling. Sorry.

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04-02-2016, 11:12 PM
RE: Memorial Tree Park for cremationists.
(04-02-2016 10:51 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  Not that there is anything wrong with your wished, getting chucked in the ground, or rotting on top doesn't take away from what your "giving back". It just depends on who or what is benifeting from your demise directly. In the end energy is only changing from one configuration to another. I'd prefer just getting thrown in a hole, no coffin. I think a headstone would be nice though as it would give my loved ones a place to grieve and get some closure. It's what they are comfortable with. My wife wants to be cremated. My way is not legal in a lot of places, but it happens to murder victims everyday, so it might still happen. That being said, I would rather not be murdered. Mercy killed might be good depending on the circumstances though. I'm really rambling. Sorry.

You can be buried without embalming in a very simple wooden coffin in some states in order to allow your remains to fully decompose and be part of the earth fairly soon. My state has that option. That is available for less than a $1000 including the coffin but not necessarily the grave site.

To be cremated it's about $400-$600 and you get your ashes put into a plain metal box for your loved ones. If they want a fancier urn that costs extra.

If you do not want to be embalmed (I do not) then you must be buried or cremated within so many days. I think it's like 4-6 days. But if you have died of a disease that might change things. Some states won't let you decompose naturally, particularly if it was a communicable disease.

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