Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 11:05 GMT 12:05 UK

New burial powers come into force

Graves filled at least 75 years ago can now be re-used under new powers to ease pressure on London's cemeteries.

The plots can be deepened with room for up to six new coffins to be placed on top of the older remains.

I don't want to be buried. Sooner or later, somebody is going to dig you up. Plus, I think its weird when people talk to gravestones, and I don't want my kids to feel guilty for not doing it.

Cremation has its problems. For example, my great grandmother was cremated back around 1990. My aunt took her ashes. One day a package showed up at my dad's office, and it was a bag of ashes in a carboard boxes. It's been shuttled around ever since, and I think is in my dad's basement.

Also, if you go into an urn, someday one of your relatives is going to knock you over and feel guilty about it.

Cremation could be cool under circumstances. I think it would be cool if McSorleys mixed my ashes in with the sawdust on the floor.

But ideally, I want a Viking funeral pyre.





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