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Can Dignity Be Put In A Box?

Burning questions (and money) in death

Image from Miller-Jones Mortuary email to Author / Image cropped by Author

“Cremation requires a box.” said our funeral arranger.
“You mean the urn.” My brother said.
“No, the cremation of the body requires a box.”
“So… the deceased, who didn’t want to be put in a box, hence the cremation, must still be in a box?” I asked.
“Yes, state law requires the body be cremated…



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Will Hull

Will Hull

Yankee, Aussie and freelance (and whatever-inspires-me) writer. Happier. Editor at Counter Arts, Rainbow Salad and Songstories.