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the remains of a dead body after cremation

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An avid traveler, West plans to designate friends to disperse her cremains in multiple locations "that have significance in my life" and leave funds to subsidize those trips -- a global, destination ash-scattering.
Dailey had put the cremains in a box and had cherished it for two years until last week when her husband suggested they spread the ashes in some place that would hold more meaning for the family.
"More people are choosing cremation, and they have a lot of options for using cremains," says Carole, who has a piece (at left) made from her mother's ashes.
His part-time job during his late teens in Southern California was doing odd jobs at a funeral home, including driving a hearse, and one day Pace and a co-worker were sent to transport "cremains" to a mausoleum some distance away.
* Scattered cremains (material resulting from cremation) -- a result of rising burial costs -- which have high levels of phosphate and calcium that could pollute ecosystems and waterways.
But if the dates are accurate, the cremains can be interpreted as possibly representing individuals who in some way or other deviated from the norm and were therefore excluded from the common burial ground.
You also can use a plastic or cardboard container to transport your loved one's cremains if you plan to spread the ashes soon after the funeral.
What do you put in here?' And I said, 'Well, actually, you put cremains in there.
and Nicholas R Herrmann 2008 Bone Color as an Interpretive Tool of the Depositional History of Archaeological Cremains. In: Christopher W.
We arrive at the Chapel by the Sea, sign chipped away by winds off the Pacific: As I steer my mother's hand from signature to signature on the contracts and forms, the woman at the mortuary, plump and rosy as a balloon animal, files paperwork and chatters on about the disposition of your cremains. I want to rise, tear the check into fluttering gulls, and shout That's not a word, and listen as my words rattle like beads in the urn of her head.
The final touch came during the scattering of Donny's ashes down on the beach when the audience had Tootsie Pop hard candy lollipops to dip in a little jar of grey sherbert "cremains", like a sherbert Dib Dab.
The New Yorker piece begins with Chast's family's shared complicity in avoiding talk of the future, then moves rapidly through her parents' difficult childhoods; their hoarding tendencies, trust issues, and increasing inability to care for themselves; the euphemistic absurdity and painful necessity of moving them into assisted living, or "The Place," as Chast labels it; her father's surrender to death; her mother's persistent refusal to die; and her parents' cremains, which she still keeps in her clothes closet.
Memory Paws[R] hold a tiny bit of your pet's cremains (ashes) that are sealed in place with a clear, permanent resin.
Realizing the wild fires of cremation may soon put them out of business, some cemeteries, like the beautiful Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are creating mausoleums for the storage of cremains as a way to create a lasting memorial for our descendants.
Fifty-eight percent of owners chose cremation: 29 percent storing the cremains in an urn at home, 5 percent scattering them in a favorite place, 1 percent putting them in a box, and 23 percent asking the veterinarian to dispose of them.