Preplanned, Prepaid, Funerals, Anyone?

Stainless Steel Casket - This stainless Steel casket will last for a thousand years.
 A silly Idea? A Great waste of Money?
@barehugs (8986)
Canada
March 6, 2009 1:50pm CST
About 10 years ago my wife and I contacted our local Funeral Home, with regard to Prepaid Funerals. About this time we were updating our Wills, and decided to Preplan and Prepay our funerals at same time. Presently most funerals cost between 5 and $10,000 each. We were able to arrange both of ours for a total under $3,000.00. We opted for Cremations. We are not into organized religion, and did not require the services of the Clergy, or Funeral Home. We did not require a Casket, just a cardboard box, and a plastic urn for the ashes. There will be no service of any sort. No prayers for our souls, and hopefully no tears. Instead there will be a Family Gathering to Celebrate our Lives, with plenty of food and drink. At this time I have requested my ashes be flushed down the toilet, (into a Septic Tank) Can you think of anything we have left undone, or unfinished? (I write this post as if we were to die together. I did it this way for convenience)
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
6 Mar 09
Hi barehugs, It looks like you have covered everything and at a bargain price as well. Maybe I'll check it out if prepaid costs less here. Thanks for posting this. Blessings.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
7 Mar 09
I,ve always had an axe to grind with those Morticians. They will catch a grieving relative when he's/she's down and charge the Hell right out of them. Prepaid is the way to get past that hurdle. Have a Happy Cremation!
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I was with you all the way....until the toilet part. I have request that I be sent on a slow boat to China but was told they don't want me. I want to be in the garden. I have had mine taken care of since my first stretch of Cancer back when I was in my early twenties... about 10 years back now. I too want the family to gather and drink, eat, and remember with a smile.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
7 Mar 09
The thing about the Flush,- Nobody who's ashes are flushed down the toilet ends up in a Septic Tank. We are Not In our Physical Body! We are Spiritual Beings who use a physical body only when living in this material, third dimension. That was the point, made when I joked about the flush.
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I know, Hugs, I was just playing back. Like my slow boat to China. I will be long gone before the body ever gets cold let alone hot and then ashy. Ewww much!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
7 Mar 09
You made a good move there. I was counting on our very secure investments to cover this and now those secure investments are long gone. I don't know what they will do with us when we go. I don't want to make a problem for others but there isn't much I can do right now except keep on living.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Mar 09
I'm sorry about your investments. It was quite unconscious of us to do what we did. we were just looking out for the future. Hopefully your investments will come back for you in the future.
@glamgrl (384)
• Ireland
7 Mar 09
barehugs of course there will be tears when you die! and what's with the 'plastic urn' and the flushing down the toilet? are you being macho to the end? all the best to you and i hope its not for a long time
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
8 Mar 09
I doubt there will be tears,(maybe a wet eye though. I hope so!) Our family are not religious and realize the dearly Departed is much better off There, than Here. This is they way they were taught and we think its the right way.