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General advice for non-Muslim woman attending a Muslim burial?

Should I, a non-Muslim woman, wear a hijab to a Muslim burial? What else do I need to know to avoid offending anyone there? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on May 2, 2014 - 13 answers

Portuguese cemetery wall vaults?

I was recently in a small village cemetery in Portugal. In the cemetery there was a wall with coffins interred on shelves, with a modern lockable double glazed door over each vault so that you could look in at the contents. [more inside]
posted by mani on Sep 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Tombstones: designing and purchasing a (Late 19th Century) period-appropriate cemetery monument.

Tombstone symbology and purchase: I'm tasked with designing, purchasing, and securing the installation of headstones for two men (a murderer and his victim) who died in the late 19th-century. What online resources exist that speak to the design and purchasing process and/or could help clarify period-appropriate symbology and appearance? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Nov 13, 2012 - 5 answers

The woods are lovely, dark and deep

In Ontario, can a person be buried in a natural way, so that the body returns to the earth? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Sep 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Why can't you give a pet a space burial?

Why is it apparently not possible to give animal remains (cremated)? [more inside]
posted by pemdasi on Jun 1, 2012 - 5 answers

How to go about moving a pet's grave

I need to exhume and move the remains of our pet. What can I expect? Any tips? Real world experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Cost to exhume & rebury body?

Can anyone offer a ballpark figure on the cost to exhume remains and rebury them in a different state? (in US). "Expensive" is not very helpful, I would like to know if it is closer to $10k, $50k or a $100K. [more inside]
posted by metahawk on Feb 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Where do I send this form?

What is the mailing address for VA burial benefits forms? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Jul 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Planning ahead for a pet's passing

I want to plans to deal with the eventual death of my pets. They're healthy and happy but I know small animals don't live too long, and I'd like to know what to do before I lose them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2010 - 13 answers

What can I do with my dad's body?

My dad died last thursday. We're cremating his body but the final disposition of his remains is a problem for my family. Basically, we're too poor to do anything but flush him down the toilet. Help? [more inside]
posted by Avenger on Jun 22, 2010 - 39 answers

Dog goes to heaven in Toronto, what now?

Our twelve-year old dog is very ill. Soon, we'll have to make some hard decisions. When the time comes, what are the resources in Toronto for handling her remains. Burial, cremation, anything else?
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake on May 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can my relative find a green burial in the L.A. area?

A dear relative will likely die within the next decade, and I am trying to help her plan a natural burial in L.A., but am flummoxed by California's regulations and am unsure whether it is a viable option. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2010 - 8 answers

What do zoos do with large animals that die

What do zoos do with large animals that die? I heard about a giraffe at the Santa Barbara zoo that died and it got me to wondering about what they'd do with the body. I'm guessing they wouldn't just feed it to predator animals (even though that seems kind of efficient and circle of lifeish) so do they bury them, burn them, stuff them?
posted by willnot on Dec 15, 2009 - 12 answers

What do I need to know about coffin building before I start?

What do I need to know to become a coffin builder? Are there regulations I have to follow? How should I sell them? How much should they cost? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on May 7, 2009 - 20 answers

Burying my hamster.

Where can I bury hamster in an urban East Coast US city? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Nov 20, 2008 - 14 answers

How should I dispose of my body?

What are the least wasteful and/or most productive (preferably legal) things that can be done with my body after I'm dead? [more inside]
posted by Arasithil on Nov 12, 2008 - 15 answers

Please help me find where this WW2 soldier is buried

Please help me find the grave of Private Thomas F. Maguire of Arlington, Massachusetts, who was killed in WW2. [more inside]
posted by cerebus19 on Sep 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Shopping for a tombstone

I'm looking for advice on buying a tombstone in the NYC metro area, specifically, alternatives to purchasing from the Sprung Monument Group. [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Sep 10, 2007 - 4 answers

atheist military burials

What symbol do military burial sites use for atheists? [more inside]
posted by deep_sea_diving_suit on Aug 18, 2006 - 23 answers

Finding a grave

How do you find a grave? [more inside]
posted by Navek Rednam on Apr 27, 2006 - 7 answers

What would you like your epitaph to read? If you prefer not to be buried, what shall become of your mortal remains?

What would you like your epitaph to read? If you prefer not to be buried, what shall become of your mortal remains?
posted by baphomet on Nov 27, 2004 - 56 answers

What can I have done to my body after I die besides burial or cremation?

When we die we are typically buried or burned. But it doesnt have to be that way I have heard about cryogenics, mummification, blasting into space. Where can I learn about the alternative options available for transition? (not me anytime soon).
posted by stbalbach on Jul 13, 2004 - 12 answers

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