What do you want done with your body after you die?
Asked by Jane Belanger
July 14, 2010
From Gainsville, Florida (English Teacher)
I want to be cremated. I don’t want to take up space in the ground. It’s really creepy to me. I don’t care what’s done with my ashes. Get rid of them. Put them in the water or something, not on a mantle.
From North Park (Production Chemist)
I’m an organ donor, so whatever organs they can take, I hope somebody makes good use of ’em. I don’t know what they’ll take of mine…my eyes, my lungs, my liver, or something. I’ve heard of cadavers used for science and stuff like that, but I’m not too worried about it. Once I’m gone, I’m gone.
From Pacific Beach (Canvasser)
I want to be thrown in the water with dynamite, absolutely. I want to be thrown into that trash vortex with dynamite — the Pacific Gyre, it’s the size of Texas, 250 deep — so we all explode together.
From Solana Beach (Student)
I want to be cremated and thrown in all my favorite spots. Like the mountains where I snowboard in Durango, Colorado; the ocean; my cabin in Prescott, Arizona; like everywhere with the memories I had.
From Del Mar (Draftsman)
I’d like to be cremated and have my ashes spread over the Pacific Ocean because I like the beach and surfing.
From La Jolla (Grocery Bagger)
I want to be shipped to space. Just floating around in a space suit. That’d be sweet.