Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Baby Boomers Changing Death The Way They Changed Life

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The baby boom generation changed life as we know it – and now they’re doing the same for death.

That’s the final word from Michelle Cromer, author of a new book, Exit Strategy (Tarcher/Penguin), which discusses the various trends and innovations that have popped up in the world of death in the last few years.

Cromer says baby boomers prefer environmentally friendly methods of entombment, which is why cremations are on the rise.

She says the boomers are going out in style by turning ashes into diamonds, or pottery, or having them sprinkled into trees in an Idaho forest.

But while cremation is popular with boomers, Cromer promises the makers of coffins will still be able to make a killing thanks to the large number of morbidly obese people in the United States.

She says that’s because the overweight HAVE to be buried in caskets because they’re too big to fit in crematories – and the law forbids them from being sawed in half.

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