Before about 1980, just 4% of families were choosing cremation over burial. Now, 39% select cremation, and in the next 15 years, the percentage is expected to approach 60%, according to the Cremation Association of North America. The increase is being driven in part by cremation's cheaper cost, and in part by the fact that fewer extended families are rooted in one specific place anymore—which means they don't live close enough to visit a loved one'sMy father did not opt for "wild cat scattering" a term used to describe the scattering of ashes in nature / society, instead, his rest in a plot in a family cemetery. However, routinely clients inquire about the ability to scatter a loved ones ashes. Here is a nice article, summarizing the concept and offering creative inspiration.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Scattering of Ashes
My father, upon is death, was part of a new American trend....opting for cremation over burial.