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A woman from Kent, England, intends to redefine the meaning of a cremated Christmas dinner this year as she plans to serve her mother's ashes with her festive meal. Debra Parsons, from Folkestone, will set a place for her mother at the table to ensure she is properly remembered as her guests eat their specially seasoned fare, …

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Poor woman

Poor woman, obviously not coping very well. Hopefully she reaches out and gets some help.

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Re: Poor woman

My thoughts exactly. I'm not sure who would go to the newspapers and say they do that unless they're attention seeking or seeking help.

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Re: Poor woman

I hear Delia is available.

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Re: Poor woman

Poor woman, obviously not coping very well. Hopefully she reaches out and gets some help.

Actually it sounds like a case of pica. It could have been brought on by the stress of her mother's death.

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Re: Quote of the Month......

Totally new meaning to the retort "Eating your mum".

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Re: Quote of the Month......

Wow. A killjoy has decimated this thread of comments. Shame. Wondering why this comment managed to escape Mrs Whitehouse? A total prude could certainly interpret this comment as equally 'offensive' as the one that I made, stayed on the site for weeks, got loads of 'upvotes' (that means that people appreciated it, and were not offended by it) but then got rejected.

Prudish moderators : you are ruining the good matured, humour of this site. Please be careful.

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Crem brûlée?

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Invite Keith Richards?

He'd be the life of the party!

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/apr/04/drugsandalcohol.musicnews

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Water Cremation.

You wouldn't want to drink the remains. The body is dissolved in caustic soda. OTOH, the 'gloop' might be useful in unblocking the plughole in your bath.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_hydrolysis_(body_disposal)

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Better than sprouts.

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@AC

Better than sprouts.

I was under the impression, given how gritty they always are, that all sprouts are cooked with a pinch or two of cremains. It's bad enough that they taste like cat farts, without the added grit.

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Don't cook the sprouts that long, must be a bit chrunchie. They are sweeter than they used to be. After cooking mix them with bacon cubes.

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Don't you mean mix bacon cubes with sprouts? bacon > sprouts.

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But who ate Percy Fawcett?

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I'm sure Heston Blumenthal could give her some suggestions.

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Will she be having spirits with her Christmas lunch?

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Guests beware

Imagine learning about this idea AFTER having been invited to the party.

Here in France there are quite a few cheeses that are covered in ash, I might just check the ingredient list a little closer next time.

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Most people ...

... simply burn the pie.

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IT Angle

Well, duh

I was wondering what the IT angle was on this story. Then I realized that duh, it's right there in the masthead:

Biting the hand that feeds IT

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There's a precedent

I remember seeing Linda McCartney veggie meals and thought: "Oh, so that's what they did with her".

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Re: There's a precedent

I remember seeing Linda McCartney veggie meals and thought: "Oh, so that's what they did with her".

I thought that when I first saw "Linda McCartney Fingers" in the supermarket. I mentioned it, in a loud voice, to the person I was with. Who then pretended not to know me.

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Re: There's a precedent

I once saw "Vegan Jerky" at a grocery store, and my first thought (which was spoken aloud) was "Hey, they finally found a god use for vegans!"

It was fun watching my wife try to act like she didn't know me, whilst also trying to suppress her laughter.

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Yummy Mummy??

It's just a case of recycling!

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Re: Um-Yum?

Blast! Beaten to it again, have an upvote!

Ya no mami! We've eaten her!

Regarding the liquidising solution perhaps they could throw some yeast in the mix and drink to the departed's health a few weeks later.(may have to add sugar for some folk)

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Paging Michael Valentine

Am I the only one thinking 'Stranger in a Strange Land'?

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Oh, Fred, I think we've got an eater!

"I'll get the oven on!"

"Are you suggesting that we EAT my mother?"

"Well, not raw, not raw..."

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To outdo the lady from Kent

a woman in the Netherlands had a tattoo "Mother" set with the ashes of her mother, so her mother would always be near to her.

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Re: To outdo the lady from Kent

Much more sensible! I can get behind that . In fact i wish i'd thought of that 8 years ago.

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But what if you don't love your Mother very much?

I've heard people have turned their loved ones into diamonds, so they will be with them forever.

But what about those people who's relatives were worthless Oxgen thieves?

Well you could use them on plants as fertilizer. It may be the most positive contribution they've made to the world in decades.

But those who've read (or seen) "Fight Club" can think of another use.

It isn't just the fat you can get from people. So stop feeling dirty and have that hated relative of yours help you "Get clean" on a regular basis.

Merry Xmas.

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Re: But what if you don't love your Mother very much?

Grit the path with them?

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Grit the path with them?

Nice.

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according to the Daily Mirror....

.....that old buck passing trick just in case it isn't true routine :)

Sounds like a quiet news day, surely there must be a story somewhere....oh, here's one.

OK, I'll bite since it's Christmas.

...At least it's hygienic and probably nutritious. I normally like to know what I'm eating but maybe not on this occasion. A step up from digging up your dead loved ones, changing their clothes and parading them through the streets.

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Parsons?

I wonder who's the lucky one to have the nose.

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Errm...

.... isn't there a bit of a heavy metal risk here?

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Re: Errm...

I think more on the Death Metal side to be honest.

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".... isn't there a bit of a heavy metal risk here?"..

Actually not. IIRC 30% of all Mercury in the environment comes from vaporized amalgam from the incineration of people. So what's left is relatively (no pun intended) safe.

I'd be more worried about the rise of Mercury due to poor disposal of CF lamps in land fill.

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Re: ".... isn't there a bit of a heavy metal risk here?"..

- yes I believe a lot of Hg goes up the crem chimney --- but I think Pb, As, Cd, Sb etc. remain something of a concern.

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Washed down with a nice chianti...

...or perhaps something with a bit more body to it?

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