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There is a “new” angle on traditional burial – burying the body
standing up. Not only is it innovative, it is also a very green,
saves space and is an economical alternative.

It is tradition in the U.S. to bury a person lying down with
arms bent and hands folded across the chest, usually in a
wooden casket, unless your religion or conscious stipulates a
shroud. It has been only recently that have we started gaining
an interest in biodegradable coffins and burial shrouds, green
cemeteries, and other alternative funeral procedures.

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The devastating phone call to the Heisler family came at
4 a.m. one Sunday in March. Their son Matt, a student
at the University of North Dakota, had died in a house
fire. He was just 21.

But fittingly for a young man described as tender, with a
huge heart that was always in the right place, Matt was
an organ donor. And so his heart beats on.  
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No matter your beliefs, it's important for everyone to
process loss, intellectually and emotionally: After all, death
is weird. In everyday life, it can be easy to ignore the
starkest truth of human existence—we are finite, and one
day, life will end—but not when somebody dies.

A very small number of families are also arranging their
dead in scenes that resemble life: sitting around in the
kitchen, for example, or drinking a beer. Ironically, this
echoes one of the customs of traditional Irish wakes, where
celebrations are often held in the presence of the dead
body. But for these newer, highly posed scenes, "there’s
PLEASANT GROVE -- A Magna woman was arrested
Thursday in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery after police
found the car she was driving stuck in the snow with a
stolen wreath in the back seat.

The woman, Erica Renee Gallegos, 41, of Magna was in
the cemetery to visit the gravesite of her late husband,
according to a police report.

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not many embalmers who could do that—it’s quite technical," Wilde said. "To have somebody
embalmed in a setting where they’re seated or holding a cigarette would be quite difficult."

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The Friends, a team of three members of staff, receive
support from a dedicated board of trustees and 3,000
volunteers in order to manage and conserve the Tower
Hamlets Cemetery Park, London's most urban
woodland and Tower Hamlets only dedicated woodland
Park. The site supports an incredible variety of trees,
plants, birds, bats, beetles and butterflies, and is a little
piece of countryside right in the city! Bow Beasties is a
free wildlife club run by the Friends for families who live
in Tower Hamlets. Children have the chance to take part
in a variety of outdoor activities amongst the woodland
setting, from bird watching through to tree climbing, with the main aim being to connect them with
nature and the outdoor world.

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Whether realized at the time they are said or only in hindsight,
nearly everyone will express a word, phrase or sentence that
proves the last thing he or she ever says while alive.

Sometimes profound, sometimes everyday, here you will find
a select collection of the last words spoken by famous actors
and actresses of cinema, television and stage.

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Notable Tri-State Deaths in 2014- (WCPO)
We lost too many great people in the past year. Here is a group
of those who left a lasting impact on Greater Cincinnati. They
will be remembered and mourned by many in the community.
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List of Natural Burial Grounds
(Natural Death Centre: 01-14-15)
Higher Ground Meadow
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There are now over 270 natural burial sites in the UK.
The type and standards vary hugely. Some are operated
by local authorities alongside their more traditional
cemeteries. Some are privately owned and run by the
landowners and their families, or by staff they have
employed. Some are owned by large corporate
companies or are run in partnership between the
landowner and a larger 'umbrella' organisation.

The world of natural burial is very varied, and largely
unregulated, but those sites that belong to the Association
History Speaks from Beyond the Grave
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The old Dover Cemetery is all but invisible from the road
save for a few heavily worn headstones peeking out from a
family plot overgrown with long, dry grass and pine
saplings. Further back, some of the more recent
headstones have been tended to, but a collapsed wire
fence and thickets of brambles stand as evidence of years
of neglect.

Unfortunately, public budgets are tight, and maintaining
cemeteries is not a high priority. Some fall under municipal
or county purview, but many are on private or church property. Locating these cemeteries and
gaining permission to maintain them can be a challenge, although Georgia law protects the right of
descendants to access cemeteries even on private land.

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of Natural Burial Grounds are all bound by our Code of Conduct, aimed at ensuring the highest
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