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Prepping for Reality
written by DAN SMITH

In the context of Father Time remaining
undefeated, it's time for the Baby
Boomers to think about the inevitable.

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INCE THE FIRST MEMBER of
the Baby Boom came screaming
into the world in June of 1946,
the largest generation in history has
pretty much had its way in everything
that interested its members. Now, that is
extending to the Boom's final solutions.
Burial, a $17 billion industry, isn't what it
used to be.

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CONSIDER:
Cremation: Once an exception for
eccentrics and even banned by some
religions, it's now the favored method,
reaching that status nationally in 2016
when 50.2% of funerals included ashes.
The number is predicted to reach 71% in
2030 for reasons having to do with cost
and environmental friendliness. Oakey's
Funeral Service in Roanoke recently spent
$2 million on a new cremation center.
Water cremation: Called alkaline
hydrolysis, this method is legal in 16
states (the closest to Virginia being North
Carolina) and growing. It began as a way



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