Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Cremationist's Perspective

"Advocates of cremation are of the mind to cherish tender memories, and seek to shape natural forces to sweeten, glorify and beautify the lives of the living and the memories of the dead. Viewing cremation from all angles they find much to commend it... nothing to condemn it. They are truly humanitarian, not desiring to pollute earth and air and water of their dear survivors with the slow decay of their bodies, but choose instead the cleaner, sanitary and more rapid way of dissolution. They are truly aesthetic, seeing in the purifying glow of cremation, loveliness, dignity and sublimity."
~ from "For the Ages" 
Forest Lawn Crematorium
Buffalo, New York
circa 1930s

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