Do you follow crime scene television shows, or are you a fan of the Mob? If so, then you may know about a procedure that dissolves bodies with lye. But, you may not realize that this process is making a main-stream splash (no pun intended) as a means of ‘green burial.’
Although some people don’t like to think about death, a chronic condition or some near-death experience often alters those views. Brushing up against the grim reaper often motivates people to look at the brighter side of life and to think about how their deaths might affect others. Often, such a profound experience forces individuals to develop a deeper sense of introspection.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your body after death, especially if you have not planned your funeral? The Guardian ran an article in the U.K. in 2008 entitled, “What Really Happens When You Die,” and this article provides death care workers’ perspectives on their jobs and what those jobs entail.
CNN Money today ran a report on a Detroit morgue where bodies were beginning to pile up from various results of the recession. Without jobs, people cannot afford a cremation, let alone the cost of a traditional burial. So, they leave the bodies at the city morgue, where – eventually – funds derived from various sources (including from other taxpayers) will allow the city to dispose of the human remains.
Are you stumped for music for a somber occasion such as a funeral or viewing? No matter whether this music is for you or for a loved one, the choices are expanding to meet the demand for a market seeking alternatives to traditional suggestions. The following list is provided for your convenience, with an overview of what each source offers.
While estimates about the number of cremations in upcoming years are increasing, other voices have chimed in to state that cremation is not a viable green alternative to traditional burials. While we have a solution or two that can help eliminate your contribution to mercury toxins if you choose cremation, other options seem less viable for those who want to be cremated upon death.