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Old 10-09-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Come on, baby, don't fear the reaper.

That's the message, not from Blue Oyster Cult, from a Singapore nonprofit that recently revealed a series of coffins featuring fanciful designs and festooned with cheery slogans, such as "Say hello to my wonderland" and "Hello, coffin. You seem to be nice."

'Happy Coffins' Make Funerals Less Grim
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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This wouldn't be for everyone...but not a bad idea at all!
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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Well, do agree wouldn't be for everyone and not for me. Too many people I know have died recently so . . . JMO though.
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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A little levity might lighten the somberness of the occasion but it would depend on the person whether a "happy coffin" would be appropriate or not.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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Wow I would definitely want one lol
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: long island ny
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I think these guys have something...may be something we'll see more in the future. I mean, paint the casket to fit the individuals life...
Although death is inevitable for us all, I've always said, if I can just 'learn how to deal with it'...I'll package it and become a millionaire.
Paint mine with margaritas, beaches and sunsets please.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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Why has grieving at funerals become so un "pc" ?

Why do many obituaries list ( even the religous service) as a " celebration of life" ?

I have changed the choice of my funeral home due to their insistance that they list every Christian burial service as a-------" celebration of life"

There is nothing in the liturgy of my religion's burial service that it is a ---celebration--of my life.

To each his own.

Just disgusted how some funeral homes are pushing the "celebration " part cuz they want to avoid people showing any grief.

To each his own.
Funeral homes should remain neutral and go with the wishes of the deeceased whether if they ared based on their preference or if they are based on their religous beliefs.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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If you like the idea of happy coffins, etc. (or, you just find it silly and amusing), you might enjoy the movie "Undertaking Betty." A very charming movie few have heard of.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Sounds kind of like a "Bon Voyage" message....
Assuming they're actually going "somewhere"...
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