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« on: April 02, 2007, 03:56:18 pm »
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http://www.statemaster.com/graph/lif_cre_of_dec_cre-lifestyle-cremation-of-deceased-cremated
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 05:02:34 pm »
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Interesting. My grandparents from California were cremated, but my grandparents from Connecticut were not, so I suppose they fit the pattern. My choice would be to be cremated, though.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 05:16:05 pm »
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Cremation is most likely the course Ill take, whenever I get around to that pesky will, which I dont need at this point. While looking at the other stats, I find it interesting that PA seems to ALWAYS be between 20 and 30. WHY ARENT WE UNIQUE?
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 05:33:54 pm »
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That is a curious east-west divide.

Personally, I want to be cremated.  I just don't like the idea of taking up space that I don't really need.  Obviously I won't really care either way after I die, but I just like the thought that my loose ends are tied up enough that the only evidence I ever existed is other people's memories of me.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2007, 05:39:22 pm »
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I'll choose to be buried in the ground. Preferably in a cemetry that a lot of my relatives are in as well.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007, 05:52:12 pm »
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There seems to be something of a relationship between this map and the no-religion one; which shouldn't be a surprise really.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007, 06:00:34 pm »
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There seems to be something of a relationship between this map and the no-religion one; which shouldn't be a surprise really.

I was going to say something along those lines.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007, 08:54:58 pm »
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This map has a lot more to do with other things than I would have expected.  I like this series you have here.

I'm going to go with cremated.  I don't see any reason to take up space.  The idea of me rotting somewhere is not particularly attractive.
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2007, 07:03:44 am »
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I'll take buried as it's against my religious beliefs to be cremated.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2007, 07:15:18 pm »
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I'll take buried as it's against my religious beliefs to be cremated.

Why?
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2007, 07:16:30 pm »
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I prefer to be buried, but I rather my loved ones worry about the living.
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2007, 03:44:52 am »
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I'll take buried as it's against my religious beliefs to be cremated.

Why?
Destruction of living matter.

I'd prefer to be laid on a Tower of Silence myself, but I guess they don't take non-Parsees.
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 10:04:13 am »
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I can understand why Hawaii is a pro-cremation state, but I am a bit surprised by the East Coast.  The two funerals I've dealt with the past few weeks were both non-cremation.  I haven't decided what I want for myself yet.  While it would be nice to have a headstone with my name and whatnot erected for all to see, do I really need to take up two more yards of space for eternity?
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2007, 07:40:40 pm »
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I remember in the 1980s when the mortuaries in California were experiencing a marked drop in business due to the sucess of "the Neptune Society" which specialized in cremation with the ashes spread in the ocean.

They derisevely referred to the low cost approach of the Neptune Society as "shake and bake."

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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2007, 07:54:43 pm »
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The fact that the Bible belt is low doesn't surprise me at all.  I've just always wondered how they justify people dying in September 11th, and why they don't carry their thought out to a point where they'd mumify the dead.

Not that this belief is weird - I just don't really care.
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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2007, 12:53:22 am »
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The fact that the Bible belt is low doesn't surprise me at all.  I've just always wondered how they justify people dying in September 11th, and why they don't carry their thought out to a point where they'd mumify the dead.

Not that this belief is weird - I just don't really care.

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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2012, 09:33:31 pm »
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The rate's really getting up there: http://www.nfda.org/about-funeral-service-/trends-and-statistics.html

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1999 U.S. Rate: 25.04%
2009 U.S. Cremation Rate: 36.86%

2009 Top 10 U.S. States by Percentage of Deaths Cremated

    Nevada – 73.93%
    Washington – 69.62%
    Oregon – 69.24%
    Hawaii – 68.82%
    Vermont – 65.67%
    Arizona – 65.60%
    Montana – 64.81%
    Maine – 62.75%
    Colorado – 62.01%
    Wyoming – 61.76%

2009 Bottom 10 U.S. States by Percentage of Deaths Cremated

    Mississippi – 11.87%
    Georgia – 13.61%
    Kentucky – 14.82%
    Alabama – 15.42%
    Louisiana – 19.46%
    West Virginia – 20.76
    Tennessee – 22.85%
    South Dakota – 23.90%
    Indiana – 24.46%
    Arkansas – 25.49%

Projected 2015 U.S. Rate: 46.04%
Projected 2025 U.S. Rate: 58.85%

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2012, 09:38:20 pm »
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I'd like to be given a natural burial, if possible--blue-and-white shroud, flowers, maybe a Bible and a few other books that are important to me, in a pine or cypress box. I also want to be buried on consecrated ground. And not indoors or under a very thick-leaved tree; I want rain to be able to fall on my grave.
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