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Old 10-29-2009, 05:37 PM
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Originally Posted by Kaye02 View Post
I don't plan to have a funeral, I just don't care what happens after I die. I'm thinking about donating my body to science, let them deal with it. lol
I have thought about this too, this lets family off the hook.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TKramar View Post
I don't expect to have one. My preference would be to either bury my corpse in an undisclosed location or be cremated and have my ashes spread at sea. I don't want anything remaining to mark my existence. Because it doesn't really matter.
We can shoot your ashes from a cannon like Hunter S. Thompson
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:21 PM
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Great video on someone in the throws of death, and how they felt.

Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight | Video on TED.com
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 2mares View Post
If you care about your arrangements or not, Ill tell you it makes the process much easier on your family if you have everything arranged or at least written down. Before mom died she sat down with all her kids and told us what music, what color clothes, flowers, casket, every detail. When a loved one passes you are usually in such a state that making all these decisions is difficult. All my dad ever said about his arrangement is "just throw me out in the yard".
There is a sign in the funeral directors office that reads "when I die bury me at wal-mart so my wife will come and visit" so I guess thats where my brother will be put to rest. I am to be cremated and scattered over the pond.
That's what my mom did way before I came along, thankfully. I'd be handling it all alone if she didn't, most of her family (that she knows) will probably be dead by the time she dies and she and her brother don't speak. Most of the people who'd come to her funeral are her friends and I don't even know many of their names. I'm really not sure I could make all those arrangements by myself.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:34 PM
Location: So Cal
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A couple of yrs ago I found my mom collapsed on the floor. She died a month later. I had to clean out her apartment, go through all her stuff, while trying to visit her in hospice care and still go to work.

Yes, a will and some insight into how somethings should be handled would have been nice.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:40 PM
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I don't want someone to do my hair, makeup, and dress me when I am dead, and put me in a box. That is just wierd to me. Funerals are more for the living, it seems to me. My grandparents had elaborate Irish wakes, and funerals, that seemed to last a week, at least, with everyone coming over to our house, and bringing tons of casseroles and cakes. And eating and drinking all night long. They were very nice parties, with lots of family and friends coming over. My Grandfather's funeral was very fancy, he was a policeman in Chicago, who worked for the department for 25 years.

When I was a substance abuse counselor, I would have my clients plan their funeral. A lot of drug addicts die from overdose, it was always a very powerful group assignment.

My own funeral? Probably cremated, just put in a box. Simple. I like the thought of being cremated, rather than buried.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:56 AM
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Default Has anyone thought about their funeral??

My brother has. He just wants us to dump his body in a ditch, somewhere out of town, and save the expense. I'd grant his wish but I doubt that my sister would co-operate. She's always looking for good opportunities to get the relatives together for a party and we would probably miss the festivities if we were in jail.

Since my brother is 14 years younger, I somehow doubt that this will be my problem.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:16 AM
Location: Sol System
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Maybe sent into space.
Or frozen.
It really won't matter to me when the time comes.
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