KRAZY KATS

Welcome to Krazy Kats - a friendly informal online community discussing life issues that we care about. Open 24/7 for chat & chill. Come and join us!

The Video of the Week now showing on Light After Life's Portal Page is: 'PSYCHIC' (Part 1 and 2)

Latest topics

» Yahoo Mail down - again!
by Jamboree 21st February 2018, 23:42

» Wonderful images - fabulous music (Part 2)
by Kitkat 20th February 2018, 21:35

» Daughter fundraising to save her terminally ill mother
by Jamboree 18th February 2018, 11:53

» Kitkat's KK Blog
by Kitkat 15th February 2018, 21:36

» Keep a Word - Delete a Word
by Jamboree 15th February 2018, 19:31

» Poetry from the heart.
by Jamboree 12th February 2018, 07:46

» A Day in The Life of a Dictator - Documentary
by Jamboree 12th February 2018, 07:21

» Guess the word
by Whiskers 9th February 2018, 20:41

» A coconut in a coffin?
by Whiskers 9th February 2018, 20:35

» Books
by Stardust 9th February 2018, 16:11

» Limericks
by bimbow 8th February 2018, 21:22

» Stardust on the Moon
by Stardust 8th February 2018, 20:13

» Bureaucats: Whiskers in the Workplace
by Whiskers 4th February 2018, 12:21

» Is there a Cathy in the place?
by Kitkat 1st February 2018, 19:17

» Delicious and nutritious
by Stardust 1st February 2018, 14:38

» Chinese New Year
by Stardust 1st February 2018, 14:17

» Feather by the sea.
by Stardust 1st February 2018, 10:37

» Message in a bottle from 1980s resurfaces in 2018
by Kitkat 28th January 2018, 12:08

» What's your emergency?
by Whiskers 27th January 2018, 13:09

» YouTube free-loading vlogger gets a much needed lesson in reality
by Whiskers 22nd January 2018, 20:17

» Three-month-old baby says "hello"
by Kitkat 13th January 2018, 15:00

» The cartoon thread.
by bimbow 12th January 2018, 22:06

» 60 Christmas traditions around the world
by Kitkat 30th December 2017, 21:58

» Simon's Cat
by Kitkat 26th December 2017, 16:27

» A new(ish) song for Christmas.
by Whiskers 24th December 2017, 13:49

» Merry Christmas
by Whiskers 24th December 2017, 13:37

» The Christmas Thread
by Kitkat 20th December 2017, 21:22

» A reader's response to your article on food waste
by Whiskers 18th December 2017, 14:35

» Downward Dog
by Kitkat 4th December 2017, 21:35

» A very young Bee Gees treat
by Whiskers 29th November 2017, 16:35

» Prime cheek!
by Kitkat 28th November 2017, 09:32

» The life and achievements of Dr Elsie Inglis
by Kitkat 26th November 2017, 09:14

» Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface
by Kitkat 21st November 2017, 21:20

» Scary photos
by Kitkat 19th November 2017, 12:50

» The 7-year-old neuroscientist wowing the internet
by Kitkat 16th November 2017, 10:03

» The cat killer stalking suburbia
by Whiskers 6th November 2017, 15:53

» It's that time again .....
by Kitkat 29th October 2017, 00:21

» Happy Halloween!
by Stardust 25th October 2017, 08:37

» Love makes the world go round
by Stardust 25th October 2017, 08:00

» Need help with homework (Hall Effect)
by Kitkat 24th October 2017, 12:18

» Well hello there!
by Whiskers 23rd October 2017, 23:53

» Madeleine McCann investigation continues ...
by Whiskers 23rd October 2017, 23:43

» Famous Youtubers... Do you watch them? Do you dislike them?
by Jamboree 23rd October 2017, 00:44

» Control your television with any object
by loner55 16th October 2017, 10:32

» Fahrenheit 451
by loner55 16th October 2017, 10:26

» HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Feather!
by Jamboree 15th October 2017, 17:43

» A walk through Dominica, hours after Hurricane Maria
by Kitkat 15th October 2017, 12:48

» SKEPS Forum
by Kitkat 8th October 2017, 22:00

» Quotes about Lifestye
by Whiskers 7th October 2017, 15:25

» MPs call for ESA death statistics to be published (Calum's List)
by Kitkat 30th September 2017, 18:23

» Songs from the heart
by Stardust 20th September 2017, 20:55

» Bodies of 'hundreds' of children buried in mass grave
by mac 19th September 2017, 12:25

» Psychics didn't foresee THAT coming!
by mac 16th September 2017, 15:14

» Number 7777
by Kitkat 14th September 2017, 14:10

» 'Messy' mum barred from pub
by Stardust 11th September 2017, 16:17

» [solved] Multiquote ?
by Whiskers 11th September 2017, 11:13

» Cosmic beauty
by Stardust 8th September 2017, 21:29

» Why men are happier people???
by Stardust 8th September 2017, 20:10

» A Granma's Anagrams
by Stardust 8th September 2017, 19:49

» Silly Endings.
by Stardust 8th September 2017, 19:45

» Pink rainbow
by Stardust 8th September 2017, 15:46

» Barking mad!
by Stardust 8th September 2017, 15:44

» Invasion of the sex-craved spiders! EEK!
by Stardust 8th September 2017, 15:38

» Surviving in Libya
by Kitkat 7th September 2017, 22:52

» The Forum Café
by Kitkat 7th September 2017, 14:53

» Hurricane Irma
by Kitkat 7th September 2017, 12:22

» Struggling To Login
by Kitkat 6th September 2017, 17:41

» Kitchen bat chase video goes viral
by Kitkat 6th September 2017, 17:21

» 10 things we didn't know last week ...
by Whiskers 4th September 2017, 14:31

» End of Summer Drinks
by EndoWarriror 1st September 2017, 13:53

» Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89
by EndoWarriror 1st September 2017, 13:34

» Notifications re new topics & posts on the forum
by Kitkat 1st September 2017, 13:23

» New forum design
by Jamboree 23rd August 2017, 13:03

» Photobucket
by Jamboree 10th August 2017, 02:36

» Hi from Brin
by Whiskers 6th August 2017, 12:14

» Delusions
by Kitkat 30th July 2017, 12:19

» BABY PLEASE DON'T GO ...
by Jamboree 25th July 2017, 16:03

» Wonderful images - fabulous music (Part 1)
by bimbow 21st July 2017, 22:21

» Photobucket no longer free ...
by Kitkat 8th July 2017, 11:05

» Problems logging in from your mobile, iPad or tablet?
by Kitkat 5th July 2017, 13:05

» Protest March through London
by Kitkat 1st July 2017, 17:41

» Our NHS
by Whiskers 29th June 2017, 16:49

» [solved] Forum showing me as online -- but I am not!
by Kitkat 25th June 2017, 10:41

» Day of Rage in London
by Kitkat 21st June 2017, 16:56

» NHS European Health Insurance Card
by Kitkat 20th June 2017, 21:26

» Postcards from the Shoutbox
by Whiskers 20th June 2017, 13:08

» Shout Box (SL and LAL)
by Kitkat 19th June 2017, 22:29

» A day out at the polling station
by Stardust 9th June 2017, 14:48

» Functions of the Blue Toolbar at top of the Forum
by Kitkat 5th June 2017, 10:47

» Light After Life forum's new address
by Kitkat 1st June 2017, 18:42

» Tick tock: The importance of knowing the right time
by Whiskers 1st June 2017, 11:23

» Derek Acorah to appear in Celebrity Big Brother 2017 ?
by Kitkat 24th May 2017, 22:38

» Publications
by Kitkat 22nd May 2017, 00:46

» The world's longest cat?
by Whiskers 19th May 2017, 09:22

» Nigeria
by Kitkat 19th May 2017, 08:54

» Redwater
by Kitkat 18th May 2017, 17:28

» Maggie's Cancer Care Centres
by Kitkat 17th May 2017, 18:07

» I'm being chased by an otter!
by Kitkat 16th May 2017, 13:07

» Eurovision Song Contest 2017
by Kitkat 16th May 2017, 11:49

Top posting users this month

Top posters

Kitkat (3351)
 
Whiskers (1171)
 
Stardust (1145)
 
Feather (1021)
 
Umberto Cocopop (369)
 
bimbow (313)
 
Jamboree (283)
 
lar-lar (129)
 
Pixie (105)
 
Curious (77)
 

Krazy Kats Guest Book

Click the image below to visit and sign our Guest Book

Guestbook

Top posting users this week

_ LIGHT AFTER LIFE FORUM _



Exploring the mysteries of
life, death .... and beyond


or
to Light After Life forum
(Requires separate membership & login)

New address for Light After Life:
https://lightafterlife.forumotion.com/

A coconut in a coffin?

Share
avatar
Whiskers
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 1171
Points : 6249
Join date : 2011-04-02

A coconut in a coffin?

Post by Whiskers on 4th February 2018, 12:35

A coconut that was placed inside a coffin "sent fear" through staff at a crematorium when it exploded.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5347559/Coconut-left-coffin-exploded.html


Bolton Council has urged mourners to abide by crematorium rules and not "slip" items into coffins.

Donna Ball, Assistant Director of Community Services, said a "hell of an explosion can sometimes occur".

Other items of concern include mobile phones, TV remotes, e-cigarettes and bottles of alcohol.

Ms Ball told the BBC: "We are asking people to be considerate regarding the items they place into coffins before the cremation process.

"We have seen a rise in things like e-cigarettes, bottles of whisky and vodka, golf balls, sometimes golf clubs, and mobile phones. Mobile phones in particular are a real issue for us".

Ms Ball said: "Usually the funeral director will pick them up but sometimes things are slid inside peoples' pockets and they are just not picked up during the process, then when they go through the cremation process a hell of an explosion can sometimes occur".

She added that electrical items with batteries also push crematorium emissions up to "unacceptable levels".
Louise Walch-Grognet, of Fred Hamer Funeral Services, said they check the coffins to make sure contraband items are not slipped in.

"They've asked can they put love letters in, cigarettes, ashes of their pets," she said.
"I've had a biker whose family wanted him to wear his leathers. Obviously we couldn't do that".
The funeral director said on one occasion she was even asked if an extra set of underwear could be placed with the deceased.

Ms Walch-Grognet said that during her 17-years in the occupation 'it has changed so much as more people request to have mobile phones and e-cigarettes left inside the coffin'.
These belongings cannot be placed with the deceased and are given back to the grieving family. 

Other items of concern include TV remotes, lighters and bottles of alcohol.
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3351
Points : 12129
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Rat

Re: A coconut in a coffin?

Post by Kitkat on 5th February 2018, 20:19

Ms Walch-Grognet said that during her 17-years in the occupation 'it has changed so much as more people request to have mobile phones and e-cigarettes left inside the coffin'.
These belongings cannot be placed with the deceased and are given back to the grieving family.

Oh well, that put's paid to my intended after-death prerequisite to have my mobile phone in the coffin with me.


they check the coffins to make sure contraband items are not slipped in.

Other items of concern include TV remotes, lighters and bottles of alcohol.

Rotten spoilsports!  Hmmm ... I'm going to have to pre-arrange with my nearest and dearest to agree on a special place to stash my little necessities then - a place where I can easily get hold of them.  So long as they remember to keep my phone in credit ...  Wink


____________________________________________________
Today is the Tomorrow you worried about Yesterday.
avatar
Whiskers
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 1171
Points : 6249
Join date : 2011-04-02

Re: A coconut in a coffin?

Post by Whiskers on 6th February 2018, 14:57

I am sure you will find a way around it kk  Wink giggle
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1145
Points : 6239
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: A coconut in a coffin?

Post by Stardust on 8th February 2018, 19:26

Are these rules specific to crematoriums (which is logical since the high temperature is bound to provoke such explosions) but not to ordinary cemetery burials?

Considering that things like mobile phones contain lots of toxic chemicals/materials they would also pollute the earth if buried in a coffin, so I can see why they wouldn't be allowed. Not so sure about why leathers were not allowed for the biker, anyone have an idea about that?

Why can't people be content with slipping in a few words of love or a poem, photo, etc?

Kitkat, I have doubts whether a mobile phone would work once buried in the earth anyway, like they don't always work in cellars.


____________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Whiskers
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Female

Posts : 1171
Points : 6249
Join date : 2011-04-02

Re: A coconut in a coffin?

Post by Whiskers on 9th February 2018, 20:35

I think that rule must only apply to cremations Stardust.  Different funeral directors will have their own different rules but I believe its quite a common request now to have your phone or even iPad or laptop buried in the coffin with you!  Whether you can trust them to carry out those wishes or not is another story!  There must be rules and regulations that they have to follow.

    Current date/time is 23rd February 2018, 12:51