June 28, 2007
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It’s not easy deciding how to dispose of our bodies when we die – and not altogether fair to leave that touchy decision to the kids.
We opted long ago for cremation.
Then we decided to donate any organs that might be of value to medical research.
At this point we are about to go all the way and donate our bodies to medical science.
They take the bodies, remove whatever parts medical schools and labs might want, cremate the remaining parts and return the ashes to the families.
There is no charge, so thousands of dollars are kept in the family. The funeral home is cut completely out of the process. The body is treated with respect. And, best of all, it does some good, long after we can’t.
We smile at the thought. It’s a good thing to do.
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