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(ABC)   Pre-paid funeral service burns more believers than the Salem witch trials   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 19
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2013-06-20 10:19:47 AM
So no one was burned?
 
2013-06-20 11:16:10 AM
My father passed away in Jan. of this year.

His funeral was pre-paid, he even picked out the casket.  It was surreal because 10 years ago I had to plan my mother's funeral and pay for everything and do all kinds of stuff.

but with my father, I just showed up and signed some death certificate forms.  They even provided his suit.

I'm thankful he did all this for me so people who are getting ripped off by this stuff is terrible.

/only chilid
//divorced parents
 
2013-06-20 11:48:05 AM
^^This

When my father passed away a couple years ago he'd pre-planned everything much, much easier.

Even if you don't pre-plan/pre-pay for your funeral, make sure your wishes are well-known, written down and very specific.  The fewer choices your bereaved have to make at that time the better.

/I've told the wife to burn the body.
//She may not wait until I'm dead.
///I don't want a funeral but she can do whatever she want.  It's for her, afterall.
 
2013-06-20 11:48:59 AM
Fark.

***  and it was much, much easier.
 
2013-06-20 12:18:28 PM
I always shop at " Dig Your Own Grave & Save "

They don't murder you with extras., just killer deals are the plot.

People are dying to get in.
 
2013-06-20 12:49:56 PM
They didn't burn "witches" in Salem, they hanged them.
 
2013-06-20 12:56:15 PM
Funeral parlors are a racket, and undertakers are ghouls.
 
2013-06-20 01:32:14 PM

Hoopy Frood: They didn't burn "witches" in Salem, they hanged them.


Didn't tehy crush a few of them too IIRC?
 
2013-06-20 02:24:50 PM

groppet: Hoopy Frood: They didn't burn "witches" in Salem, they hanged them.

Didn't tehy crush a few of them too IIRC?


Just one, who refused to testify.
 
2013-06-20 03:31:56 PM
Wait till you see the reverse mortgage $T boondoggle
 
2013-06-20 04:56:18 PM

JolobinSmokin: My father passed away in Jan. of this year.

His funeral was pre-paid, he even picked out the casket.  It was surreal because 10 years ago I had to plan my mother's funeral and pay for everything and do all kinds of stuff.

but with my father, I just showed up and signed some death certificate forms.  They even provided his suit.

I'm thankful he did all this for me so people who are getting ripped off by this stuff is terrible.

/only chilid
//divorced parents


My dad passed 3 years ago. My mom had him cremated. He's in a closet because she doesn't have the will or strength to do anything else with his ashes. In the meantime, my mom is going through all her shiat and setting up her stuff so when SHE passes, I don't have to deal with the crap she's had to deal with since Dad died.

And between that and Stephen Colbert's tribute to his mom, I'm going to go call mine.
 
2013-06-20 05:32:56 PM
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"Dig your own grave, and save!"
 
2013-06-20 08:00:58 PM
If you are ever in the situation of planning a funeral that wasn't pre-planned, watch out for the hard sell on the deluxe model coffin. Some places have a showroom that is worse than a car lot, and very high pressure at the worst possible time to make the most expensive choice. Don't do it. Your loved one will be just as confortable in the least expensive box as in the most expensive one.
 
2013-06-20 08:31:24 PM
My husband's wishes for his remains are simple: Cremation, storage in something cheap - "a paper bag that says Fred Meyer on the front is perfect", and to be disbursed on a mountain somewhere at some point, or not.  I'm sure I'll see through my grief to granting his wishes, once I get the insurance papers.. er...tears out of my eyes.

The funeral racket is awful, doubly awful when they purposely scam you.  That said, my grandfather prepaid his stuff and since he got a certain package, they pre-arranged my grandmother's stuff for free.  A two-fer for dead old folks!  It's great, if they honor itt.
 
2013-06-20 10:13:31 PM
I've mentioned building our own coffins, but my wife strongly disagreed.  Now we are talking about getting coffee cans and decorating them ourselves.

brukmann: Wait till you see the reverse mortgage $T boondoggle


Just too obvious, I already plan on laughing at the first person to cry 'boo hoo, woe is me'.
 
2013-06-20 11:37:16 PM
"Saving all the dead people in one part of town?  What kind of medieval religious superstitious bullshiat is that?"
 
2013-06-21 07:53:43 AM
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 Time to use the resources nature has provided.
 
2013-06-21 08:05:16 AM
surprised this isn't in the news many times a year. you can buy an POS unimproved lot, have a 'artists rendition' of what the cemetery may one day look like, and sell the crap out of pre-paids. do business in major retirement areas, large senior citizen pop states - hell the boomers are just beginning to boom into retirement what, 18 months ago? we'll see a lot more of this.

meanwhile the USA government is well aware of the massive amount of seniors in america and Boomers retiring and aging in the USA. you think they would build a slew of assisted living centers to help fill the need and keep the cost down and provide people with jobs instead of letting privately owned centers becoming gold mines? hell no. have fun, taxpayers.
 
2013-06-21 08:41:35 AM
Pre-planning your funeral seems unnecessary, just buy some life insurance and set whoever's tapped for funeral duty in your family as the beneficiary.
 
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