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Natural burials, home funerals gain fans

May 31, 2009 by admin  
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Bob Butz is going to build his own coffin. It may double as a coffee table or bookshelves until he needs it. Butz, 38, is a Lake Ann author whose newest book, “Going Out Green: One Man’s Adventure Planning His Own Natural Burial” will be published July 1. While he was researching the book, he visited a burial preserve, talked to death midwives and even visited his father’s grave for the first time in more than 20 years. And, yes, he bought plans for a coffin, but says they’re also available for free. “Green burial to me,” Butz said, “was more than just picking the things I needed. It was about reclaiming a ritual we lost.” (Record Eagle, Michigan)

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2 Responses to “Natural burials, home funerals gain fans”
  1. Anderson says:

    teen offered to go so she woudln’t get stuck helping with the toddlers when dad got home? but i said yes. how can i refuse when my daughter wants to take me to the doctor? she’s a wonderful, smart loving kid, when not ruled by her teens years. she’s my 1st of 4 and i love her dearly, though she makes me crazy. so it’s 7pm and we head to urgent care. it’s cold. we have coats and hoods on. we’re crossing the 4 lane 2 way street. the stoplight’s not working, nor are the walk/don’t walk signs. it’s super dark because the train runs above the avenue, and so we’re below. we see all’s clear and we start crossing and i don’t know where this car came from with no headlights on, full speed, but i barely saw it and barely pulled her out of the way as it swooshed pass. i spent the next few hours thinking I’m glad i took her with me, though there was that dance with death, it reminded me that though my kids drive me nuts, i need to appreciate and cherish every moment. I loved this post. thank you for sharing it. found you via my sistah Vidya Sury’s blog. Looking forward to returning again.Vanita[] Reply:November 19th, 2012 at 11:16 amVanita,Wow! What a wonderful story! The universe seemed to be reminding you how important that teen really is to you!! So glad to have you here at Zen Mama as part of our positive community!! I’ll check out your site, too.[]

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