• Debbe

    Fascinating!

    My late husband, who died 10 years ago, was cremated according to his wishes. His sons and I scattered his fragments (according to this video, ashes is not the right word) over the water at our river place.

    The remains (“cremains”) are very sandy to the touch. It wasn’t mentioned in the video, but some large bone fragments have to be ground up as they don’t break down completely. The main shock I felt was due to seeing a 5’9″, 200-lb. man reduced to matter that fit inside what resembled a large coffee can…

    But I don’t regret doing it for him, and my parents both want cremation, as do I. It’s certainly sanitary, and doesn’t take up valuable land.