Woman too poor to afford funeral buries husband in backyard

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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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I can see this happening sadly. I worked in the funeral business in Florida, and its a HUGE scam.



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.


A family can be charged up to 2,500 for a CREMATION. It costs the funeral home about 700.00 to do a cremation plus file the paperwork.
A casket costs about 500.00, yet the family is charged about 5,000 for the casket. In most states, to donate a body to science, it costs you 1,500!!!
Made me sick seeing these people getting rich of someone else's loss

Woman too poor to afford funeral buries husband in backyard
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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:36 AM
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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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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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I'm glad to see the neighbors chipping in to help her out.

Sad.



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:42 AM
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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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yes they make you pay to donate the body, sickening



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
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I'm glad to see the neighbors chipping in to help her out.

Sad.


I know, I just pray they dont criminally charge her, but knowing the commie state of Kalifornia, they will charge her with SOMETHING...



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:44 AM
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And there was me thinking funeral parlors were 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.
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posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:44 AM
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wow how sad for the lady
when life comes to this at least in the u.k people are treated a bit better with our nanny state
if you cannot afford a funeral the state helps .



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:47 AM
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I agree with you OP. Society has created big business out of dying. We were taught that an elaborate funeral is important and that a coffin and embalming are necessary. I can see that there are situations in history where people came back to life and this causes a stir in society.

It seems that people are afraid that someone will come back to life and it will disrupt society. After all, look at what happened when Jesus presumably came back to life
He wouldn't have had a chance today, rushed to get embalmed and stuck in an airtight box that is locked from the outside


I want to be cremated when I die, I do not want to be a burden on my grandchildren. I will make my own headstone which will need to be finished with the date after I die. Someone can place the stone out in the woods somewhere where I feel at home along with my ashes which should have the staples from my hernia patches in them.
My teeth are in a cup in the cupboard, waiting to be added to my ashes


The funeral home owner does not get that rich either, their expenses are also high, the nicer their environment, the more customers they get and the more they spend on their building the more they need to recoup. It is a viscous cycle. It should cost hardly nothing to get cremated, this stimulation of the economy is not necessary for death.



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:47 AM
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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.


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



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:48 AM
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That's enough to just make you physically sick to your stomach. Really. Nobody should have to go through something like this. I am not one who things in a socialistic way but I also don't mind someone getting aid if they truly need it. This appears to be one of those times.

Government wastes more money on bottled water for a round trip jaunt on Air Force One than it would take to help a couple of hundred folks like this out. I would much rather what I pay in go to something like that, than for it to go on Nancy Pelosi's chocolate covered strawberries that she requires when traveling on official business.

Stuff like this makes the veins in my neck pop out like The Hulk's when I read about it. There is just no excuse. None.



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 08:51 AM
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In Pennsylvania, you are not legally required to have a body embalmed before burial.

In many states, you can bury loved ones on your own property, without using a funeral home at all.... according to this funeral director on the web:

funerals.org



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 09:05 AM
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I do not want to be embalmed.

Why can't we have the old funeral pyres back?
Where are the eco-funerals?



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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in scotland i believe you can be buried in a humanist funeral a cardboard box a tree planted on top of you instead of a stone .

delivered in a van if you want to makes sense ??



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 09:20 AM
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My neighbor has a family graveyard on her land...about ten headstones, I believe. They buried someone there just last year. I don't know the laws about that or anything, but I think it's rather neat. I've seen several properties in my area with graves tombs and even a mausoleum.

When my great grandfather died, he wasn't embalmed per his wish. We had the funeral at his home in the Appalachian mountains, then a grave side service. If I remember correctly, he was buried in a very inexpensive coffin. He believed in "ashes to ashes and dust to dust."

Perhaps one way to avoid burdening your loved ones is to pre-arrange and pay for your funeral costs in advance. That way you can be frugal so that your grieving family don't try to splurge on an elaborate coffin. I know the funeral home in my area has a way for you to do this.

Still, if you are living paycheck to paycheck, as this poor family apparently was, pre-arrangement probably isn't an option.

Poor woman. I hope she doesn't get charged with something....



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 09:45 AM
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Capitalism = Taking advantage.

Some things would be best shared to ease the pain for those experiencing the loss.

Some things belong to all of us, but a lot of us see all things as a profit-making opportunity.

There is a better way, but most people, however open minded they believe themselves to be, cannot really see it because they are immersed up to their eyeballs in the scheme, and are too busy perpetuating it to even realize they are caught up in it and feeding it.



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 01:43 PM
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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...



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by omass
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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...



Why do I need death insurance? just throw me in a hole at the VA cemetery, the plot and gravestone is provided
Hell you can buy a casket at cosco I believe lol
And no, you ONLY have to be embalmed if there is a open casket viewing or the remains are being shipped elsewhere for burial



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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There are eco-burials in Michigan! Pine box, no vault needed. I live in Indiana, and my only request is get me buried the cheapest you can. I would prefer the cardboard carton a casket comes in over an actual casket. No viewing, no prep other than cleaning, no make up, no embalming....I want none of the "niceties" involved with what I have come to call "Grand Death." If I can die in Michigan, or my family can take my body there, plant me under a tree so my body can be of some worth and be done with it



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 03:26 PM
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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



I don't even want the box. I was born from nature and I want to return to nature. Just drop me in a hole and let the bugs have at it. This forcing people to spend thousands of dollars to dispose of rotting meat is ridiculous.



posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 04:01 PM
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I know of a family that was told there loved one had to be embalmed before they cremated the body.

In many states native Americans need no be even taken to a funeral home and my be done in the tribal customs as long as its on a reservation.





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