As far back as 60,000 BC, man buried their dead with ritual and ceremony. Researchers have even found evidence that Neanderthals buried their dead with flowers, much as we do today.

Many early burial rites and customs were practiced to protect the living, by appeasing the spirits who were thought to have caused the person’s death.
Funeral rites are as old as the human culture itself, predating modern Homo sapiens, to at least 300,000 years ago.
The memorial service is a service given for the deceased without the body present. This may take place after an earth burial, donation of the body to an institution such as a school, cremation (sometimes the remains are present), entombment, or burial at sea. Typically these services take place at the funeral home and may include prayers, poems, or songs to remember the deceased. Pictures of the deceased are usually placed at the altar where the body would normally be.


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:11:53

    I am confused now. She knew Caylee was no longer in the ‘shell’ that moments before had been her own living breathing child. However, Her family had the most garish ceremony possible.



    • Sherry
      Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:37:45

      Even though I don’t believe the earth is older than 6-7,000 years I love what you are saying! 😉

      Burial or cremation was also a sanitary thing to do.

      All along we could have just tossed our dead loved ones in the nearest wooded area and let the animals do a number on them-it would have been alot cheaper.


      • Kim
        Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:48:43

        My point is that through man’s history – how ever long it is – we have had respect for our dead. Reasons are all OVER the place for it but it is respect none the less.

        So, the A’s had a massive public memorial to celebrate a shell?

      • Sherry
        Sep 15, 2011 @ 11:04:27

        Yes, I know what you mean~
        The Anthonys are fruit loops…I don’t for a minute think they believe the lying crap they spew. George seems like he is afraid of what the repercussions of speaking the truth would be-Cindy’s wrath (forget the wrath of the God they profess to know).

      • Kim
        Sep 15, 2011 @ 11:11:15

        Ever since their public display of deception in court I believe not a word from either of them. Their goals are now simply to get as much cash as they can possibly gather before the momentum ends and get their murderous offspring back in the fold

  2. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:14:18

    Respectfully snipped:

    So Cindy considers Caylee’s remains as a shell…..and nothing more.
    MG, it’s her own flesh and blood she’s calling a shell….how dare she say those words.

    So that shell rotted for months…..while animals feasted on the child’s flesh and bones….all the while the Anthonys enjoyed
    cruises, trips for interviews, and enjoying their own lives to boot.



    Keep up the denial because your 3 years of therapy haven’t helped you one iota.

    You knew KILLER KC lied to you in the jailcell interview…..and you
    DID RAISE A MONSTER……..just like yourself.

    Do you sleep at night? I’m sure you do…..counting all the BUCKS that will be coming your way.


  3. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:17:54


  4. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:29:16

    G’s civil deposition


    I am trying to read through and work – lol


  5. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 12:38:15


  6. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 12:39:57



  7. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 12:42:48

    lil skanky better get to humpin


  8. Sherry
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 13:50:11

    Cindy replied that Caylee was to be “cremated anyway

    Cindy says this about the dumping of Caylee’s body in the swamp~ WHY????

    Seriously, this statement is as if Cindy were the one to tell Felon to dispose of the body in the woods or that she knew Caylee was dead before that 911 call. Ooooh! I’m not getting my point across, I fear. This is just the strangest thing to be saying-very disturbing, imo.. 😕 😦


  9. offthecuff
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 14:03:21

    Memorials are for the living, more so than the dead.

    It is interesting that ancient Israelite history shows that they believed in immortality and resurrection after bodily death, and though they knew the body decays (dust to dust), they still took great effort as to where their bones were placed. This seeming paradox goes to explain the value of life from God’s perspective. He has said that He will eventually raise again the body and give new corrupt-free bodies. This is quite the mystery considering many bodies are completely lost due to explosion or whatnot. However, the power of God dispels all the confusion the finite mind cannot comprehend. He’s already demonstrated His resurrecting powers in the Valley of Dry Bones, Lazarus, etc.

    All this to say, that though Caylee’s body was just her shell which decomposed and stank much more quickly than Casey would have liked, what Casey did to Caylee following her death reflected Casey’s guilt not her spiritual beliefs. If any consideration and value of Caylee’s life were drifting through Casey’s head, she would have honored her best by permitting the living to acknowledge her death, and find comfort in the “putting to rest” or saying good-bye. Again, to torture the living with lies with no intent of disclosing death, is not a spiritual explanation about body-shells regarding Casey’s actions postmortem.

    In Dec ’08, there was such relief that Caylee’s remains had been found. In fact, it was considered by some to be almost a miracle, considering the foliage, weather, etc. I had even read at that time that this was God’s act in finding Casey out. I doubt that Cindy would agree with that.


  10. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 14:07:23

    Of course the body placement was Casey’s guilt. It is now her mother trying to invoke spirituality that doesn’t exist in the action.

    Hiding the body was from guilt but also to create anxiety – that is how I see it


  11. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 14:13:54

    GEORGE ANTHONY: I believe that Casey, or someone else that she was with, possibly gave too much to Caylee, she fell asleep and didn`t wake up, possibly some kind of drug.

    CINDY ANTHONY: I don`t buy that for a moment. I`m sorry.

    GEORGE ANTHONY: I can`t understand how she could drown and all of a sudden end up at the end of our street.

    CINDY ANTHONY: I was told that Caylee was found in a different spot than where Casey thought she was.

    GEORGE ANTHONY: And where Caylee was eventually placed, Casey had something to do with it. I know that.



    • Sherry
      Sep 15, 2011 @ 14:20:43

      CINDY ANTHONY: I was told that Caylee was found in a different spot than where Casey thought she was.

      Oh! So that’s why PI Casey was so off the mark back in November of ’08…

      I feel the word for a female dog on my lips to describe Cindy…I hate to insult female dogs though. 😡


      • Louise
        Sep 21, 2011 @ 17:43:04

        Is Cindy for real. She just admitted that Casey knew where the body was and if she knew, uh we can add can’t we!!!! She just pointed the finger at her own daughter and made herself the liar we have all come to love and adore. peeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww

      • Sherry
        Sep 21, 2011 @ 18:01:42


        Hi, Weezie! {wavin’} :mrgreen:

      • Kim
        Sep 21, 2011 @ 18:31:28

        And how would casey know if she didn’t put her there

        every single thing we ever thought about all of this is the truth

  12. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 14:24:57

    I know a more suitable word, Sherry but I am too lady like to use it. It rhymes with punt though

    Anyone who witnessed the hacking and slashing video of Dom Casey could see he knew he was on a search and destroy mission


    • FU
      Sep 15, 2011 @ 18:37:15

      I am not to much of a lady to say it. But I will refrain form doing so for all you good people out there. :devil:


      • Kim
        Sep 15, 2011 @ 18:43:44

        My FU!!! LOL

        I was trying to be polite and I know ya’ll are clever enough to figure it out and probably have either said it or thought it at more than one time!!!

        Are you all moved now?

  13. Kim
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 16:30:19


  14. Kitt
    Sep 16, 2011 @ 19:27:36

    Something’s just not right here (gee, ya think? 🙂 )
    Caylee’s body was just a shell, not Caylee anymore, once she ceased to be alive. So,….it doesn’t matter that she was left alongside the road to rot and be eaten, etc. Yet, it has been said that when Casey was younger and her pets died, she would put them in a bag, or whatever, and have a burial. What’s wrong with this picture? Oh, I know; Cindy is talking, that’s what’s wrong.


  15. Kim
    Sep 16, 2011 @ 19:40:53

    There you go again, Kitt – trying to use logic and normalcy to explain something the A’s have done

    You will get a headache doing that!!



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