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    Sep 8, 2014, 05:03 PM
    Cremation Ashes Appearance
    I have lost 2 daughters to terminal illnesses. Both were cremated and I have their cremains. My question is my first daughters are a cream/grayish color, my second daughters were super black and feels & looks like potting soil. Is this normal? Also they weighed almost 3 pounds! My daughter only weighed 19 pounds when she passed away.
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    Sep 8, 2014, 05:23 PM
    Yes. That is normal appearance. What was cremated with them ? And what does this mean to you?
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    Sep 8, 2014, 05:37 PM
    Depending on the laws of your state, a box may be required as part of the cremation. Perhaps you moved or the laws changed, or you chose a casket rather than cardboard? Your funeral director can answer this for you.
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    Sep 8, 2014, 07:36 PM
    Yes, this can be normal. The process of cremation varies and changes.

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