Mar 15Liked by The Big Picture, George Takei

Thank you for this topic about our remains, as we always think we'll have time but most often, barring lengthy illnesses and chronic conditions, death comes upon us suddenly. My beloved FIL passed away 3 weeks ago after a long struggle with issues related to strokes, and based on that experience I strongly urge anyone to look into final arrangements sooner than later. There is a whole industry devoted to funeral services and, like healthcare in this country, the expenses are breathtaking whether you opt for burial or cremation. And of course for many people, their choices may be limited by religious beliefs. I'm looking forward to learning about eco-friendly options, without expectation of cost savings.

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