Things People Question About Cremation

Published: February 13, 2023
by Connelly Funeral Home of Essex

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Funerals used to have a traditional burial, and that was all. However, in recent times, cremation in White Marsh, MD has become far more prevalent, and as a result, some countries use it almost exclusively. However, people always have questions about this process, and because of that, we're here to help.

Caskets Don’t Get Reused

Unless they're a rented casket, of course. However, each body is placed on an insert, so they don't touch the coffin or casket. The insert slides out with the body so that when a new person is put in, they'll have a new insert.

Only One Body Is Cremated

Now we blame social media for this one. Because of social media, people think five or more people get cremated at once. That is not true. The cremation machines don't have a party to which everyone is invited. Instead, they have a device that works on a solo invitation. That means only one person gets cremated at a time and no more.

Does Cremation Hurt?

This is asked with more innocence, and it's usually a child asking. But the answer is no. because you or your loved one have already passed on, you'll feel no pain because your never impulses can't feel anything.

You Don’t Sit Up

Your body will not sit up during the cremation process. Because of the dehydration and high temperature, your body will adopt a clenched fist boxer-like approach. It is a slight movement but won't move so much as you are sitting. This is a common misconception because of what happens to the body after death.

Do The Ashes Smell Funny?

This is another popular question asked with innocence, and the answer is no. Cremation ashes do not smell, and there is never a detectable odor. Over time, they don't rot or create a smell either. There is never a smell, to begin with.

Can You Watch A Cremation?

While this seems a bit macabre, you'd be surprised how many people want to see this process. As such, you can watch the body placed in the chamber, but you can't see the entire process.

You Can Bring Your Urn

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You can bring your urn to cremation, and many people do. However, if you choose not to do this, you'll find that the funeral home has beautiful options for you to choose from. Like caskets, they have unique designs and colors that make the final resting place much more attractive.

Cremation Doesn’t Have To Be Confusing

Cremation in White Marsh, MD doesn't have to leave you scratching your head and leave you considering what you should do. It's pretty simple. People have questions because they've never seen it done or only know what's been shown on television. For instance, people think you take home someone else because of a popular show where the grief-stricken woman realized she had taken someone's ashes home by mistake. This doesn't happen, and we hope your doubts and fears about cremation have been put to rest through the information above.

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