There are no
unviversal rules on what folks can do with the bodies of dead folks (despite what many - off topic
- organisations may claim).....just varying conventions and costs involved - which all told means folks can do WTF they want, and nowadays (in the developed parts
of the West) is perfectly socially acceptable.
Personally I am not bothered in the slightest as to what happens to my remains - I am happy to go with whatever my next of kin decide (as if I will have any choice!), no matter if that choice is based on their own personal beliefs / delusions - or simply cost
However on a general note perhaps worth highlighting that what happens to a body can be surprisingly divisive amongst family
, and if you are not the actual next of kin you can get to suck up the choices of others - something to bear in mind for those who never got around to getting married.......
Back on topic
, I have no plans to get scattered at sea or anywhere else (to me kinda seems like throwing someone away - not that it bothers me, and I appreciate that others see it differently).
Earlier this year I did acquire my own grave plot
, and in a religion based burial site! (I just lied
), but that mostly about needing somewhere to also inter the late Missus (around these parts
cremated remains can be buried same as a body - just in a smaller and cheaper(!) box, me is still partway through building mine and hers!) but all that simply because she wanted a permanent headstone / marker (and despite what I may think of religions they are good at holding onto their dead people places - I am a pragmatist) - and I figured I might as well go in the same place, cheaper to do 2 at the same time
(the plan was also a cremation first for me)......FWIW, me Missus has already had two funerals (Christian as she was a convert, albeit could never remember what branch
and Buddhist for her family
- plus the temple has the crematorium on site, which also made flying her home easier and cheaper
)....with dead folks, especially abroad, a lot of practicalities involved.
My / her burial plot is the 3rd family plot (one of which goes back 150 odd years) - see previous comments about dead people's burials being divisive, and that includes who goes where / on top of whom
Ooops, another post that grew beyond the topic