What are your "final wishes"?

@anniepa (27238)
United States
October 7, 2007 12:06am CST
Have you given any thought to what type of funeral and/or viewing service you want when you pass away? I know this is a morbid subject but it's something I think about now and then. I've always hated viewings since when I was a little girl and a great-uncle had died and I remember hearing people talk about how good he looked, like he was sleeping and I was kind of creeped out by the whole thing. I've always preferred to remember someone as they were when they were living; there was a good friend who was killed in an auto accident when she was only 17 and to this day my first thought of her is of her in her casket and that really makes me sad. Of all the memories I had of her that's how I picture her, when she was dead instead of the beautiful girl she was in life. Anyway, I decided a long time ago I want to be cremated and have no open casket. A simple service is fine but I only want one service, not something drawn out over several days to make it that much harder on my loved ones. I want people to remember ME in life and I can't stand the thought of people looking at me and talking about either how good or how terrible I look in my coffin! Let them have a service, tell me goodbye in their own way then have a nice meal and party down if they want to. Am I nuts or does anyone agree with me? Annie
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@kiobug (2250)
• United States
8 Oct 07
I think I would let my family decide for me. I dont think I would want people to see me though. After watching those stillborn ulogies on youtube not thanks. I dont want people to see me like that. Im sorry about your friend. By the way your avatar is cute.
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• United States
7 Oct 07
I am an organ donor, so I will never be put on a ventilator, and me sit there with perfectly good organs that can save someone elses life. So final wishes: DNR ORGAN DONATION CREMATION. I want to be cremated because once my viable organs are harvested i wouldn't want to be laid in a casket
@sumitsonu (599)
• India
7 Oct 07
yeah i agree with you ..what the use of becoming sad whn the person is no more ..and m really sorry for ur lovely friend ...but u know u r remembered in ur life by the things u did ..how u behaved whn u were alive ..and what all u did which was special in its own way
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