Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A real stand-up guy

This is one guy who won't take death laying down.

The family of a man in Puerto Rico honored his wishes by having his body propped up in a standing position during his wake.

An unusual request to be sure - especially considering the wake was 3 days. If it's anything like some Catholic wakes I've been to, I wonder how many people walked up to talk to the guy.

I'm going back and forth between traditional burial and cremation. 20 years ago, I would have said nixed the idea of cremation. But with land a premium, I may just have myself reduced to ashes.

If you're on the fence on what to do when the Grim Reaper visits, WebMD has a slightly old, but still pertinent article covering funeral planning.

1 comment:

GumbyTheCat said...

Cremation is what I chose. I think that when a person's gone, they're gone, and a corpse in a box in the ground is in no way representative of the person. I realize funerals and cemeteries are for the living but cemeteries seem like such a waste of space.

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