We had a *lively* discussion about burial and cremation in our cross-generational Sunday School class. At one point my husband asked if there were more comments and eight hands went up at the same time.
I need time to develop my thoughts into a full entry. Many folks choose cremation today because it is the most economical way to deal with a dead body. A sixteen year old girl raised her hand and replied, “Yes, and a ceremony at the courthouse with the Justice of the Peace is the most economical way to get married.”
In the same way the massive wedding industry has convinced many brides their wedding is probably not valid unles they spend $20K, the funeral industry has capitalized on grief and guilt in obscene ways.
Meanwhile I’m gulping in Cold Sassy Tree and came across this quote: