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How Can I Be Sure I Won't Still Be Alive When I Go Into the Retort
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How Can I Be Sure I Won’t Still Be Alive When I Go Into the Retort?

We’ve all thought about it at some point. What if I’m actually alive when I’m buried or cremated? For some people this is a serious fear, and hearing the random stories of it happening doesn’t help.  You’ll be happy to know that being cremated alive is virtually impossible. Here’s why.  What Retort Means How can I be sure I won’t still be alive when I go into the retort? That’s what we get asked a lot when a person wants to know more about the cremation process. We completely understand why someone might be concerned about this if they are unfamiliar with how everything works. First, let’s explain what retort means. Retort is the technical name for the chamber where cremation occurs. The body is placed in a combustible container (usually a wood coffin) after it is properly prepared. The container with the body is then put in the retort chamber for cremation.  People who plan to be cremated are sometimes concerned about being alive at this point, similar to the fear of being buried alive. Because the temperature is raised to 1,400-2,000 degrees Fahrenheit in the chamber there’s no way a person could survive retort. The good news is, that isn’t something you really need to worry about. Why You Don’t Have to Worry About Being Alive at Retort Fear over being buried or cremated alive is actually an antiquated concern, meaning that it’s been a fear people have had for a very long time. In fact, historians note

How Deep to Bury Cremated Remains
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How Deep to Bury Cremated Remains

If you’re wanting to burry cremated remains but not sure how deep to bury them, keep reading! There are a few things to consider.

Grandson showing grandmother funeral live stream on mobile phone
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Quick Guide for Streaming a Funeral Live

Live streaming the service or memorial is one more thing families have to figure out during an emotionally trying time. This quick guide was created to help ease the learning curve and make it easier to share the event with all your loved ones.

When is it Time to Plan Ahead
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When is it Time to Plan Ahead

End of life services and arrangements aren’t what most people want to think about in their free time, but getting these affairs in order is extremely important. We’re making the process a little easier with advice on what you can do to plan ahead and when it’s best to take each step.

Why End of Life Planning Should Be a New Years Resolution
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Why End of Life Planning Should Be a New Years Resolution

Making end of life arrangements in advance isn’t something people like to think about, but if 2020 taught us anything it’s that life can be unpredictable. One way that you can make things easier to manage despite the unknowns is funeral planning.

Managing Grief During the Holidays
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Managing Grief During the Holidays

If it’s your first holiday season without a loved one, it can feel empty and incomplete. Keep reading to find ways to manage grief during the holidays.

Texas Death Certificates
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How Many Death Certificates Should I Get?

Getting death certificates is absolutely necessary, and it’s something you need to be familiar with while making arrangements. If you’re asking, How Many Death Certificates Should I Get? Keep reading!

How to Write an Obituary
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How to Write an Obituary

An obituary is one of the most personal things you’ll ever write. As long as it expresses the sentiment you want that’s all that matters.