The Campaign For DA

8.16.2012

Courthouse Question Of The Day


"If all you knew about the wishes of a recently deceased family member was that she wanted to be cremated, would you take that to mean that she also wanted a burial? Or would you take it to mean she wanted the ashes retained, spread out somewhere, or she didn't care at all?

I voted for no burial with the ashes retained. I think that's the assumed default. But he kind of hinted he wanted me to put the question out to the masses.

Side note: Cremation sure did seem popular in the room when the subject came up.  Heard that the cremation runs about $2,500 with urns priced all over the place.  "Heck, go to some garden supply store and get a vase. Those other places slap the name 'urn' on something and charge you $900 for it."