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Originally posted by jewells
reply to post by bg_socalif
Lol, I like the way you think!
When my dad passed away in 2001, it happened around 2am. The funeral director was at my mums at 3am, asking question after question. We were all shell shocked, & in no frame of mind to answer most. We all regret not being assertive enough to tell him to take a hike, but the next death, he'd better watch out!
Needless to say we agreed to things that in a clearer frame of mind we wouldn't of.
I've told my kids, present me in the 'nice' casket, but cremate me in a cardboard box! (If they want to decorate my cardboard box ,then hey, just present me in that!:lol
The thing I don't want, is to leave my family in unnecessary debt. As long as theres love around me, the rest is unimportant.
My dads funeral taught us all about the many rorts to watch out for. For instance, I wasn't aware that family members could share the same plot (Cutting huge costs). I actually like the idea, of family being able to visit everyone in the one place!
Its a shame funeral parlors aren't required by law to hand out pamphlets on cutting costs of funerals. Pfffttt, yeah right! Greedy bas**rds.
Originally posted by ahmonrarh
reading this reminded me, why i'm working towards buying my own land....that way, when my keister gets old, and I've managed to annoy my kids, their kids and their kids(even if their just toddlers), all they have to do is follow 3 easy steps:
no use for having a "note" on my old arse.edit on 13-1-2012 by ahmonrarh because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by The Undertaker
Hello all, Licensed funeral director and embalmer here. The funeral industry is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. Are there bad people in the funeral industry? Yes. Are the caring and compassionate funeral directors? You bet there are. The greatest job satisfaction I get is from helping a family through the most difficult days of their lives. You would be surprised at the number of hugs I receive.
I would question any families decision to put grandpa in a backyard bonfire. Their neighbors might as well, not to mention the legality. Colorado is the only state I know of that allows funeral pyres. Not quite as easy as it seems folks.
In my twenty years as a funeral director I have never taken advantage of anyone, Ever!! In the industry we present options and suggestions to families. If you're concerned with the financial aspects of the funeral process, pre-arrange your service. You can lock in todays prices for tomorrows services.
Btw, some of the things and situations we have to deal are so bad that our compensation doesn't come close to paying for the service.edit on 13-1-2012 by The Undertaker because: Grammar