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Old 09-23-2015, 04:54 PM   #41
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I told DW that if the Viking Funeral thing doesn't work out, just roll me in a sheet with a cinderblock at my feet, take me out to the deep water, and push me overboard. I've eaten enough crabs in my life that it's only fair they get a shot at me.
This Cosa Nostra method is the simplest, cheapest, and safest way to ensure the body does not come back on shore. It has my vote.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:17 PM   #42
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Good plan Lake ! Well done !

The better half and I have bought our plots in a little country cemetery in East Texas and we have shopped for our headstone.

We intend to have the stone purchased and everything arranged and sat up so that the kiddo's have no decisions to make and no cost's to bear. Everything is or will be paid for in advance.

We really like your intentions. Again well done sir !
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:41 PM   #44
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Well, DW & I aren't going down (or up, depending on our mortal behavior) without a fight. We're going the corpsicle route, heck, it's only the price of a new car in todays dollars.

If it fails, at least we stand a chance of being the subject of a National Geographic article in 100 years or so.

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I am pretty sure I want cremation and then my ashes made part of reef somewhere.

My husband I think wants buried, but I have no idea where, and he can't decide and won't talk about it/think about it much. He always ends up going into a joke about it. Each of us always tells the other "I'm going first!". Hopefully I will indeed go first!
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I am pretty sure I want cremation and then my ashes made part of reef somewhere.

My husband I think wants buried, but I have no idea where, and he can't decide and won't talk about it/think about it much. He always ends up going into a joke about it. Each of us always tells the other "I'm going first!". Hopefully I will indeed go first!
My dad always changed the subject when we wanted to discuss funeral wishes. I causes one to confront their mortality, and is very uncomfortable for some. The way I look at it, he is giving you permission to your best judgement when the time comes. I would leave it at that and not push it, so long as estate planning thins are already in place.
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My dad always changed the subject when we wanted to discuss funeral wishes. I causes one to confront their mortality, and is very uncomfortable for some. The way I look at it, he is giving you permission to your best judgement when the time comes. I would leave it at that and not push it, so long as estate planning thins are already in place.
Thanks for the advice, I'm sure you are right.

Sounds like that is what I will have to do.

But I'm going first.

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Old 09-28-2015, 07:00 PM   #48
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The way I look at it, he is giving you permission to your best judgement when the time comes. I
Honestly, I will be past caring, so it doesn't matter a bit what happens to my remains when I'm gone.

I've given DW an appropriate location to scatter my ashes, but it's primarily just an attempt to give her some closure on the issue.
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Organ donor here, take what you want and cremate the rest. Spread the ashes on some golf course sand trap or water hazard. Do everything on the cheap and no memorial services, I hate those things and wouldn't want to put anyone through one on my account.
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... take what you want and cremate the rest. ....
Sung to the tune (by The Band) of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"?

"Take what you need and leave the rest,
but they should never, have taken the very best..."


but I guess when you donate your organs, they should take the very best, right?

Sorry, but that song jumped right into my head when I read your post.

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