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  • denise
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    Stephen announced he wants to be cremated. I'm off to find wood and matches

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  • denise
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    So you will want plants and seeds in the miracle grow?! Why not. Perhaps they would be better growing on top not inside. Anyway surely you'd be enough fertiliser without adding more 🀣

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  • denise
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    That is a lovely piece of music. I had to look it up I'll admit 😊

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  • GaryM
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    Great topic, Matthew. I've told my wife for about the last twenty years what music I want at my funeral. Only problem is that I keep changing it. Although, I've always included Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' since I heard it in the film 'Brassed off'. Sounds a bit pretentious, but you'll know the tune. Brassed off probably describes how some of us feel.

    Gary

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  • matthew55
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    So plants will grow big and strong! πŸ˜ƒx

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  • denise
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    Why miracle grow

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  • denise
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    My mum said that crows are the departed

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  • matthew55
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    I understand it's just my whole family including my daughter were cremated and it leaves no physical marker. My third wife's Gran was buried and her monthly visits to the grave gave her peace. Not that anyone will visit me, unless crows count? πŸ˜ƒx

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  • fortuna
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    I decided to sort out my demise about 2 years ago. Not my death but way of my going!
    I decided on cremation only. All sorted and paid for. My main reasons were that friends who are still alive are failing health wise. Many already gone. I lost my partner of 16 years 10 years ago to a massive heart attack and he decided 'no funeral'.
    so I have decided to go the same way. My children know that there is cash for a celebratory meal when the cremation is done. My daughter is wonderful and so helpful and caring about me. My inevitable death will be sad but a relief. And she can pick up her life again

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  • matthew55
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    Maybe I will ask for my coffin to be filled with Coir and Miraclegrow. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„x

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  • denise
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    Did you know that the energy required to cremate a body is equal to the energy they would use in a whole month! Apparently fast composting isn't available to us yet! Could have a wicker coffin or one made of banana leaves. Not sure about flimsy cardboard incase I fell out!
    as for music I'm still not sure. I listened to 'in spite of ourselves' - good but I think I'd have it played after. My brothers funeral I picked tears for fears, mad world.
    xxxx

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  • Music man's wife
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    We spent two afternoons at the crematorium so hubby could check his service was just right. The second visit was needed as I threw a paddy over one of his choice of songs. Something by the Incredible String Band. I said I didn't want to spend his funeral tea explaining his very weird choice of music.
    The person in charge left us to run through the service and said come and find me when you're finished. When I went to find her she was hoovering the entrance, after a couple of excuse me's it was clear she couldn't hear me. So I tapped her on the shoulder. What a reaction. When I peeled her off the ceiling we had a good laugh.
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  • Lynne K
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    Denise, the lovely Dina who we all miss was sent off in a wobbly cardboard box. That must have been her wishes. So if you want basic and not wasteful go for it but warn your friends and family beforehand so they don’t feel negatively about that choice. Lynne x

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  • matthew55
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    Are we not compost at the end of the day.😊x

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  • denise
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    i think there is probably more discussion about planning a funeral. cant help but think if i brought the subject up with stephen he would wonder what my intentions are!! come to think of it didnt someone plan their funeral and actually attend it. sort of enjoy the party before the send off. great to see the family and say good bye. i always thought when someones dies and people say wonderful things about them that it's a shame they weren't alive to hear what is being said. i dont see why a funeral cant be a party because some actually celebrate death and do it over a few days. when my dad died it was a relief (his illness was so horrible) so when the family got together it was relaxed, not sad. don't some make a recording that can be played at the funeral? something that annoyed me when we did have a discussion with the funeral people was the choice of coffin. if being cremated why does it have to be big and posh and expensive handles and lined and so on. i mean if the handles on the coffin are so expensive are you telling me they are going into the fire? i dont think so. i mean i just want to be put into a box, nothing fancy but good for the environment. please put the lid on and no one look at me and i am not worried about a fancy frock! if no one has anything nice to say about me - who cares i am not going to worry though i might come back and sort them out!
    theres a big fire burning not that far away. might need to give this some urgent thoughts!!

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