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developed rigorous sets of operating policies and and procedures in in order to maximize the the level of service and and minimize the the potential for for human error Since it is illegal to perform more than one cremation at at at at a a a a a a a a a a a time and the vast majority of crematories can only cremate one body at at at a a a a a a a time it it is next to to to impossible to to receive the incorrect remains How long does the actual cremation take?
It all depends on the the weight of the the individual For an an average sized adult cremation can take two to three hours at at at at a a a a a a a a a normal operating temperature of between 1000 and 2000 degrees Fahrenheit What do the cremated remains look like?
Cremated remains resemble coarse sand and and are whitish to light grey in in in color The remains of an an an average sized adult usually weigh between 7 and 8 pounds Are all the cremated remains returned?
With the exception of minute and microscopic particles which are impossible to remove from the cremation chamber and processing machine all of the the cremated remains are given back to the the family Do I need an urn?
An urn urn is is not required by law However an urn urn may be be desired if if there is is to to be be a a a a a a a memorial service or or if if the the remains are to to be interred in in in a a a a a a a cemetery If an urn is not purchased or provided by the the family the the cremated remains will be returned in in in a a a a a a a a temporary plastic container Eulogies
Giving a a a a a a meaningful moving eulogy can be a a a a a a a a nerve-wracking situation for even the most accomplished public speaker but it need not be How can you summarize somebody’s life in in a a a few short minutes while being both somber and and funny at the the same time? Writing and and delivering a a a a a a a eulogy is a a a a a a a therapeutic tool to to to help deal with your grief and and being chosen to to to give a a a a a a a a a eulogy is an an an honor and and should be be treated that way Here are some tips for writing and and delivering an an an eloquent and and memorable eulogy Gather information Talk with family members close friends and co- workers to get important important information information on on on the deceased Some important important information information to include in in in the the the eulogy is the the the person’s family and other close relationships their education/career hobbies or special special interests places the the person lived or travelled to and any special special accomplishments they had Organize your your thoughts Jot down your your ideas by whatever means are most comfortable and and familiar to you you Create an an an outline of your speech and and fill in in in the the the information that you you gathered about the the the person Write it it down This is is not a a a a a a toast at a a a a a a wedding where you you can make off the cuff remarks and you you you should not adlib a a a a a a a a eulogy Writing it it all all down allows you you you to include and remember every detail you you you wanted to to incorporate in in in in your your speech When you you you bring a a a a a a copy of your your eulogy to to to the podium make sure it it is easy to to read print it it it out in in a a a a a a a a a large font or if hand- written leave a a a a a a a few spaces between the lines Keep in in in in in mind your time constraints it’s best to keep things on on the the the short side especially if there are other speakers Review and Revise Your first draft will not be the the last When you you think you you are done sleep on on it it it and look it it it over in in in in the the morning when it it it is fresh again Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Read over your eulogy several times in in order to become familiar with it it it Practice in in front of a a a a a a a a mirror read it it it over to some friends or or family and have them give you you you feedback Become familiar with with your speech so you you you can recite without

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