Oh yeah aimee, I like that idea, like the way they did it for the Ladies of Avalon. I want to go out like Goddess!
Seriously, since I doubt this is a viable option, not sure I want to be cremated. My whole life, my worst fear has been to die by fire. When I was little I used to have nightmares about our house catching fire, almost threw up in driver's ed class when the teens in the car in the movie got stuck on the RR tracks and the car caught fire. I know I'd be dea, but not sure I could consider it.
My husband's grandma was afraid if drowning, she elected to be in a mausoleum, on the top shelf! That way, she knew she would never lay in water.
Then again, why take up space? What good is my formaldehyde-preserved corspe gonna do taking up space? Has anyone ever watched that show autopsy on HBO? Did you see the one where they exhumed the body of Martin Luther King? There was virtually no decay of his body! I'm not gonna discuss it in detail, there was some yuk, but I was amazed!
I have a friend who is a funeral director, I'm having him take care of me when that time comes!
I also want a party. I want a smorgasborg!!
When my friend Mickey died at age 36, we all gathered at his house and had a BBQ, something Mickey loved to do, then we played his favorite Garth Brooks song, and everyone had a few shots of Southern Comfort, his favorite drink, we had a toast to Mickey. That is really how I want it. No tears or drama (like anyone would!) Just the circle of life, another day, have a party on me!