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amygeekgrl

that's really cool.
i've often thought about how ridiculous it is that cemeteries take up soooo much land. nice to see there are green alternatives available.

Miriam

This reminds me of a book I read a while back: "Stiff" by Mary Roach. It really made me want to consider an alternative after reading about decaying bodies and the unnatural way in which coffins take up so much earth space. I've always thought spending thousands of dollars on burials and equipment to bury a body is kind of crazy. My family is originally muslim so if they have any say in burying me, there's none of that coffin nonsense - just a white sheet to wrap you up and drop you six feet under! Sounds lovely doesn't it...

Rowan

amygeekgrl:
Yep. They take up a ton. I never really thought about it until I was about 12 and we tooke a family vacation to New Orleans. All "burials" are above ground there. It really gave me pause to see so many.

Miriam:
That is lovely...when compared to the alternative.
I'll have to check out Stiff.
I've always told Chris to just strip off my clothes, stick an acorn in my mouth, and hope something good comes of it.

Shelli

Have you ever seen where they take your body, which is made of (however much) carbon and turn it into a gemstone that can then be divided among family members? I think it is called Lifestone or something like that. Nope, it is called LifeGem and can be found here: http://www.lifegem.com/ Intriguing and slightly creepy. I don't know, I am not sure how I feel about it.

Rowan

I haven't checked it out, yet. But just from your description, it sounds quite odd. I'll go there now.

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