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California authorities made a sad and ghastly discovery this week during a routine check on a San Bernadino man: His wife had buried him in their backyard because she couldn’t afford a funeral.
Originally posted by 3nLiGhT3n
They actually make you PAY to DONATE a body for medical research?! Wow.
I would have never guessed that they make such big markups at funeral homes.
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Originally posted by fiftyfifty
And there was me thinking it was a dying business!
ahem.. anyway, on topic - funerals are in reality big business and are one of the few industries that will always have customers regardless. Unfortunately, because there isn't generally a choice of whether to have a funeral or not, they have us right where they want us. Don't think their sympathy and concern is heartfelt because it isn't. They will continue to charge whatever they can and the sad thing is people feel like they HAVE to spend as much as possible to show their respect to the departed.
Originally posted by omass
reply to post by HomerinNC
You need some death insurance...You can pay relatively small sums and get up to (or more, if you pay more a month) $200,000 (that's two-hundred-thousand-dollars) for whatever death rites you want. Heck, with $200,000 you can even freeze yourself. Just a thing to have in mind...
Originally posted by HomerinNC
Agreed, all I want is the cheapest pine box to bury my body in, dress me in my BDUs, and drop me in a hole at the VA cemetery