UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (29) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: LaraAmber Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 884986  
Subject: Re: Funerals For the Indigent Among Us Date: 2/26/2013 11:12 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 3
GardenStateFool,

I've got a similar division going on. Yes it's nice to want to help and give people a send off but it's not like the alternative is to drop them in a dumpster.

But I'm also an atheist and on top of them am opposed to many modern burial practices: embalming, sealed caskets, etc. because of the environmental harm (chemicals, tying up land for nothing more then storing the dead). The fact that the funeral home in the article is refusing to do cremation (the cheapest option) because "the family might come claim the body" strikes me wrong. First, I'm sure there were already attempts to find the family to claim the body. Second, why do the people who didn't pay for the funeral get that level of consideration? Third, is there some reason they can't claim ashes in a nice wooden box?

Now if a group was taking the unclaimed bodies and giving them green burials in a nature preserve I'd gladly send a check.

Lara Amber
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (29) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Managing Your Wealth
Our own TMFHockeypop from Rule Your Retirement fame on the TV show Managing Your Wealth.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement