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Old 05-01-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The dumbest thing I know of is in Indiana you still have to buy a casket if you are being cremated.::


You might have misinterpreted the Indiana law. Every state has a law that a body has to be stored and transported in a "suitable container", probably defined in a statute written by the powerful mortuary lobby, which generally gets exactly what they want without demur. Shopping around, even in Indiana, should produce a mortician who is willing to provide a legally suitable container at a reasonable price.

I am under the impression that nobody buys caskets anymore, the mortician rents them to you for display and then buries the body without the casket.

 
Old 05-01-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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I want someone to secretly tuck my un-embalmed body into an air duct of any IRS, or Texas County Appraisal office, in the middle of July.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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I will be cremated, put in a nice urn my best friend made for me and scattered in my garden, hopefully by her.

My best friend found something interesting in the back yard of the home she bought 4 years ago. She was rearranging the bricks in the back garden and found a metal brick about twice the size of a normal brick. On the front it had a mans name a serial number and the name Rose Hills which was a local cemetary. After some research she found out that this person had been cremated in 1973 and the brick held his ashes. I guess the people who put him there forgot him when they moved. She calls him by his middle name Wendall and talks to him when she works in the garden. She has already decided that to be put into the garden was something he wanted and if she evey moves, she will bury the container so nobody will throw him away.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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I don't care, just get rid of me fast. I don't want strangers leering at my dead naked body with all the fluids draining out. How embarrassing.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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You might have misinterpreted the Indiana law. Every state has a law that a body has to be stored and transported in a "suitable container", probably defined in a statute written by the powerful mortuary lobby, which generally gets exactly what they want without demur. Shopping around, even in Indiana, should produce a mortician who is willing to provide a legally suitable container at a reasonable price.

I am under the impression that nobody buys caskets anymore, the mortician rents them to you for display and then buries the body without the casket.
Thanks I will recheck with my local funeral home last time we talked to them we had to actually purchase a casket. Although it could be cardboard or wooden too.

Around my parts I am not aware of caskets being rented. When we go to the cementary we witness the caskets being lowered into the ground. We are allowed to stay to watch the grounds keepers fill the dirt back into the hole also if wanted.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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We are retired ... so when me or hubby dies ... we just gonna place the body in our chest freezer so our pension checks won't stop! We thought about just sitting him up in his recliner chair but he might start to stink.

Right now plans are to be cremated ... no 'professional body viewers' walking past our casket and saying 'ohhh how good he/she looks ' ... in our part of the world we have people that visit funeral homes weekly just to look at bodies and don't even know the people. I don't do the body viewing number, I will go to a funeral but hate that lining up to see a body.

If hubby goes first I will keep his ashes and strap that urn or jar in his seat belt and head to the mall and just shop and shop and shop till I drop and just show him everything I look at or try on ... if I go first I am sure my ashes will spend quality time at hardware stores, fishing and gun shows.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Nova Scotia
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We are retired ... so when me or hubby dies ... we just gonna place the body in our chest freezer so our pension checks won't stop! We thought about just sitting him up in his recliner chair but he might start to stink.
I love your sense of humor
 
Old 05-03-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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I love your sense of humor
I couldn't agree more!
 
Old 05-03-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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We thought about just sitting him up in his recliner chair but he might start to stink.
Have a taxidermist do it. Then, put him in the passenger seat of the car, so you can use the High Occupancy Lane.
 
Old 05-03-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Have a taxidermist do it. Then, put him in the passenger seat of the car, so you can use the High Occupancy Lane.
No officer, he's just tired from pulling lots of OT.
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