Thanks everyone. I am getting cremated. I just read "Stiff"; The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, (fascinating) and the thought of being buried makes me ill. Where they get the feet pointed East bit, I have no idea. I assume its another apocolyptic myth. I just pictured god turning around and finding me with my back to him and him tapping me on the shoulder and saying "Hey, I'm over here. They must have forgotten and buried you wrong." My sister in law said, "Not to worry, your body is just a vessel" .......just more religious drivel. Oh well, ...This is a standard practice for morticians and I found it presumptuous. I don't think they ever actually ask families if they want this....they just do it.