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    Your Funeral

    Realizing that I am closer to assuming room temperature than most, I thought it prudent to make arrangements today for my eventual demise and disposition. I don't anticipate this event happening for some time yet but you never know. Right?

    My arrangements involve being picked up where ever I die in the world (I travel a lot) and then taken to the nearest Crematory for immediate cremation with the ashes sent back to California for scattering in the San Francisco Bay. Any services that my next of kin wishes to have is entirely up to them as I am a Secular Humanist and am not desirous of a typical religious ceremony. The cost for this Prepaid Funeral Arrangement is $1,750. USD

    QUESTION-------Have you made any plans for your self? What kind of arrangements would you like to have for this eventuality?

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    I've asked to be cremated & my ashes mixed with my late husband's & my son could scatter them or keep them as he sees fit. That's about it, although if I wanted music I guess I'd ask for the Beatles at any service, if my son wanted one that is.

    If for some awful reason my son predeceased me & he wasn't married or had kids yet, I'd make sure my will would state that my sister & her family would get absolutely nothing & then I'd shoot myself, in the head I suppose, & I wouldn't care what was done with me.

    Yes, I can be quite morose.

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    I have stated that I'd like my ashes to be added to one of these: This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good | Big Think

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    I don't much care what happens to what I leave behind.
    I have suggested that I be cremated and tossed into the back of my grandson's pick-up so I can be scattered with the wind as he travels about on the Rodeo circuit.

    I paid $300 to the Cremation Society of Colorado some twenty years back. If I am not in Colorado when the time comes, then somebody may have to pony up transportation costs.
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    Re: Your Funeral

    My beloved and I plan to die at the same time, so that neither of us have to go through the hassle of making funeral arrangements. I admit the plan isn't airtight.

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    Re: Your Funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Accountable View Post
    My beloved and I plan to die at the same time, so that neither of us have to go through the hassle of making funeral arrangements. I admit the plan isn't airtight.
    Best plan so far. I'll have top see if the wife is up too it.

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    Re: Your Funeral

    having spent 20 years married to a funeral director (now retired!) i rather like talking 'shop'!
    ours are planned and instructions left. we want to be buried in local cemetery we want different music though so we better not go together ...
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    Re: Your Funeral

    Well....hmmm..... I have lots of things I think would be cool.

    1. Music that MUST be played - "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes would be nice, but these are critical...



    Flowers: Chrysanthemums - rainbow colors.

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    I also thought about inviting by newspaper ad any of my ex-students that wanted to attend...all 7,000 of them, but that might be a bad idea.

    Burial: I seriously wanted to do this: https://www.irrproducts.com/c-7-yellow.aspx


    I thought it would be fun to be a diamond and be handed down through the generations. Also, I thought it might help my wife deal a bit better. But she is adamant that she wants to "be buried side by side with me for all eternity."

    So it really boils down to who goes first now. Her first: twin graves. Me first: matching jewelry.

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    Re: Your Funeral

    I definitely don't want a viewing. I do not want people looking at me saying, "She looks so good". I'm dead, how good can I look. I want immediate cremation. If the family wants, they can have a memorial service, if not, I'm fine with that too.

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    Re: Your Funeral

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    I want no hardwood coffin with brass handles.

    A cardboard box, maybe one they transport fridge/freezers in and a box of matches.

    I'm a big lad. I might burn for a few days

    But I'll burn brightly
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