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andydufresne
#1 Posted : Thursday, December 18, 2003 1:57:03 AM
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NOT AN EXPERT but all I haver read says you can but you cannot be VIEWED! Not that I want that. But you have to pretty much go direct into the ground and you will have to find cemetary that does not require vaults. EVEN the old country church cemetary where many of my ancestors are buried requres a vault not to prevent sinking of the graves.
skruzich
#2 Posted : Thursday, December 18, 2003 4:11:01 AM
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Vault requirements for the most part help contain the embalming fluids from entering the soil. I used to work for a mortician and he said that was the major reason you had to have a vault.
VaughnHill
#3 Posted : Thursday, December 18, 2003 5:06:26 AM
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This is the only site explaining the entire funeral industry, and revealing its deceptive tactics and confidential casket wholesale prices, outrageous
markups and profits.
http://www.funerals-ripoffs.org/-3dCask1.htm
ginger71
#4 Posted : Thursday, December 18, 2003 3:17:40 PM
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If you are going to be cremated, you do not have to be embalmed, at least in Minnesota.
Up until last year, our local cemetary didn''t require vaults. It gets pretty interesting putting flags on the graves at Memeorial Day; some of our Scouts won''t do this anymore - eekk!
My sister and I transported my Dad to the crematorium 45 miles away. He was in a cardboard casket. A quiet ride, but satisfying for us, and him, I think. Long story.
crwmdpmr
#5 Posted : Friday, March 19, 2004 9:23:44 PM
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I''ve heard that people''s bodies are lasting longer now due to all types perservatives in our diet that we get from eating things like hotdogs and Spam.
JimboAlogo
#6 Posted : Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:55:42 PM
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Hi folks. To answer the query, many funeral homes make people feel that embalming is necessary. It is not, and it is a dubious practice to make people feel that way.
Another site to check out for some interesting truths about the funeral industry is www.profitsofdeath.com
annabella2
#7 Posted : Saturday, February 04, 2006 4:03:26 AM
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My aunt and uncle specifically asked to not be embalmed. Part of the requirement is that they be burried within 72 hours of their death. They have since past and they were not embalmed and they were burried within 24 hours of their deaths. We held memorial services about a month later.
freeradical
#8 Posted : Saturday, February 04, 2006 4:03:26 AM
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does anyone know whether you can specifically direct that your body is not to be embalmed ... and be allowed to return to the soil instead of sealed in a vault. Pretty hideous manner of dealing with our dead...the mummification process.
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