Date: January 11, 2017 03:58PM
What I don't get is why they would spend all that money on embalming and a nice casket to have a viewing and then do a cremation. One of the big pluses of cremation is not having to do a viewing.
Went to a wonderful memorial service last Saturday of one of the most incredible men I have ever known. They did a photo montage and this is the song that played:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6bZ37nexSY
Everyone was smiling through tears because it fit him so perfectly. I was so glad there was no casket, body or rituals with the body and putting the hat on and all that shit. It was a true celebration of his life. Instead of spending money on all that, they had a reception afterward with nice catered finger-type food so that we could all sit around and visit and tell stories about our friend, Ray. We didn't need to see a body filled up with goo with a half-inch of makeup to make him look "at peace." Cremation and real memorial services are the only way to go in my book. With the technology now and the ability to do a wonderful photo montage, you get all you need of seeing them. In happy times. And going home with sweet memories.