reply to Curious me
Re: ok a strange topic: Dissolving Grandma. Part Deux After reading an article about this method I was at odds with this feeling it was an unusual means to deal with a corpse. maybe its the up and coming thing but not something I would desire or chose for my loved ones. there is something about the aspect of the remaining liquid being fit to flush down a drain that bothers me. i can totally accept the traditional methods of a casket burial or cremation followed by burial or dispersion of ashes. but the liquid down the drain piece seems too immediate and mundane . from my point of view a human life with all the memories, experiences, love and contributions deserves something better than being flushed down the drain, like draining the dish water out of the sink after washing the dinner plates and pots. at least its not something i would do to my family or hope they would not do that to me. whats next. collect the liquid for reprocessing, put it in the green bin, road side collection, soylent green
Found another article on it, which is a bit of BS since I was involved in seeing if we could get it done and the gov here refused.
While the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan has approved alkaline hydrolysis, no one has installed a machine yet, says chairman Todd Lumbard. People dont know much about it, so theyre not demanding it, he says.
Not installed because of regulation. Nothing else is holding it back. Not even lack of demand.
They say your mom can even be used for your garden fertilizer. I never thought about that... I only thought of her ending up in your mashed potatoes.
Yes hm, I read about it in Macleans
I'm on the fence about it , the fertilizer resulting in mashed potatoes is interesting as it fits my beliefs of reincarnation and that. What bothers me is I prefer to see a bit more of a time lag or breakdown of things. Bury me under a tree, tree makes acorns, squirrel eats the acorns, I become part of the squirrel and so on vs spread the liquid over the field and then same fall harvest humans eat the new potatos