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1 Funeral and Death rituals “Death has got something to be said for it: There is no need to get out of bed for it; Wherever you may be, They bring it to you, free. KINGSLEY AMIS (b.1922), “Delivery Guaranteed

2 Before 1960 – Burials were the #1 way to honor ones passing.

3 Jessica Mitford’s book “The American Way of Death” Member databases for Memorial Societies grew from 17,000 to almost a million Member databases for Memorial Societies grew from 17,000 to almost a million Congressional hearings held on funeral industry eventually passing new regulations protecting consumers Congressional hearings held on funeral industry eventually passing new regulations protecting consumers Cremation rose from just 4% in 1961, to double that in the next 12 years. Cremation rose from just 4% in 1961, to double that in the next 12 years.

4 Burials or Cremation? Burials are respectful and let body decay naturally Burials are respectful and let body decay naturally Cremation puts carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and hydrogen chloride into the air Cremation puts carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and hydrogen chloride into the air Supporters of cremation believe that by cremating the body, the deceased will have a faster trip to the afterlife Supporters of cremation believe that by cremating the body, the deceased will have a faster trip to the afterlife Much less expensive Much less expensive

5 Many religions such as Orthodox Jews, Islamic, and some fundamental Christian Sects don’t believe in cremation

6 Amongst A Firework Display

7 Scattered in the High Sierra Mountains $3500 Coast guard take you out to spread in the sea

8 AshestoGems.com Perfected the method of turning ashes from the dead and hair and fingernail clippings from the living into diamonds you can keep forever. Perfected the method of turning ashes from the dead and hair and fingernail clippings from the living into diamonds you can keep forever. Cost – between $ $6000

9 Environment saving? Takes your cremated remains and mixes them with a special type of concrete to form a hollow structure in which fish can swim in and around for refuge. Takes your cremated remains and mixes them with a special type of concrete to form a hollow structure in which fish can swim in and around for refuge. Ashes are sent to places where reefs are in most danger. Ashes are sent to places where reefs are in most danger. Pics will be taken and sent to you of your loved ones reef Pics will be taken and sent to you of your loved ones reef

10 Cryonics Inst. Cryonics Inst. Preserve your loved ones by cryogenically freezing them with the hopes that one day science will further itself, they will be able to be brought back to life. Preserve your loved ones by cryogenically freezing them with the hopes that one day science will further itself, they will be able to be brought back to life.

11 Columbarium’s

12 Options? Discuss with family what you want to do, and how much you want to spend before its too late! Discuss with family what you want to do, and how much you want to spend before its too late!


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