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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706052
12/25/19 10:30 PM
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I have had it all paid for... by myself, for 10 years. Casket and vault bought, cemetery bought, funeral paid for and this too...
[Linked Image]

I freaked the woman out, where I got the plot and marker … they called and said it was in and set, and ask if I would come and check it and make sure everything was okay....So I went to the cemetery, went out and looked at the stone and went back into the office... the lady sitting there, an asked, "is everything there and is it okay?" I looked her right in the eye and shook my head a little and said, there is only one thing missing … her yes about popped out of her head, "What"? I took a depth breath, let it out slowly and said... "there is no ending date".. I thought she was going to cry... and started to say.... Oh I am so sorrrrr…… and she realized that it was my marker and was still standing in front of her. She started laughing until the tears rolled down her cheeks. I just stood there, with a calm expression on my face and said, "you are correct." Oh well, once a SA always a AS.

Garry-


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Have been trapping 73 years … WILL be LAST one.
Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706081
12/25/19 10:53 PM
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I'm stuck between cremation (2K) or going to the school in Tennessee where they throw your carcass out and study decoposition. A green bottle fly, if the temperature is right, can find you in 14 seconds for example. Carrion beetles not far behind cause they eat maggots. Of course, my wife is sneaky and may not do what I want anyway so I'll never know for sure. People walking past me telling others how good I look just ain't my thing.

Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706237
12/26/19 08:12 AM
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My wife knows how to run the back-hoe. We have a pet cemetery on our property. I told her to put my body next to my favorite dog.

Seriously though, whoever my beneficiary is at the time of my death will have more than enough money willed to them from my estate to bury me.

I really wouldn't mind if I got buried in the pet cemetery, at least I'd get visited once and a while.


Eh...wot?

Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706243
12/26/19 08:27 AM
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People have plenty of options. Responsible people will make their own arrangements. My kids all know that when K.U. gives them my ashs I want them scattered in a local river. In another hundred years the only people who remember me will be dead too. Seems pretty silly to buy a stone. I know that taxidermy or mummification of remains has been popular since ancient Egypt but I find it morbid and creepy.


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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706252
12/26/19 08:47 AM
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Everything is all set and paid in full. I told my son as long as I am laid out next to his mom, I am good.

Do you know, you can be buried in a cardboard box... my son protested. It was the only change I made to the pre-plan funeral arrangements.

Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706275
12/26/19 09:18 AM
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In the last 20 yrs I've known of two funeral homes that went belly up and people that had their funerals paid up lost most or all their money. The funeral homes didn't lose their money in the business. One was into dope. I didn't know formaldehyde was used to make dope til that hit the news.

I went to a $50,000 wedding, the brides daddy had 27 funeral homes. The marriage didn't last much longer than it took the 300 butterflies to relocate, lol.

Its, for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return, for me.

Mummies were burned by the train loads in wars when they still used steam locos, so the end result was still the same.

Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706359
12/26/19 11:25 AM
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My dad had pre-paid for his funeral. He told us it was all taken care of. When he died, we assumed it would be all paid for. That was far from the case. He paid for a wake with a viewing and a burial. Instead, the funeral home insisted there were additional charges such as $300 for the newspaper obituary, $800 to move his body from the nursing home to the funeral home, a distance of less than a mile, $100 for one of us to identify his body prior to the viewing, hearse rental to the church and cemetery, and some other charges they claimed weren't covered in his PRE-PAID funeral.

So, we ended up with no viewing, no church service, and cremation. It still cost us a little over $3,000. My advice, don't pre-pay for your funeral.


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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706362
12/26/19 11:32 AM
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Yep..Is a deceased person charged tax for being dead?


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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706365
12/26/19 11:38 AM
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That's a huge trend out here in rich Connecticut, as soon as someone dies - or better yet - gets sick, a go fund me page is set up, and the cash rolls in like no tomorrow.
it's disgusting beyond words.

Personally I think funerals are a waste of money.
Both myself and my parents, we got our little plot, vaults already in the ground - caskets will be ordered real soon, and no funeral - just a grave site service.

If anyone wants to pay their respects to me, I'd rather have them do so while I'm still alive. [Linked Image]


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Big George Waters + Loki the Dog.....
East Derby CT
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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706368
12/26/19 11:44 AM
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How true George,about paying respect when your alive.
It Irks me no end when I attend a funeral and hear people speak of how great the dead guy was,when in life they would often denigrate him behind his back-bunch of phoneys.i usually have to leave before I say something that would wreck the funeral.

Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: Chamacat] #6706372
12/26/19 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Chamacat
Yep..Is a deceased person charged tax for being dead?

not exactly but his family is if they want the body back.

there is a mortician/funeral director lady lady on youtube that explains all sorts of options my wife watches it and comes up with new ideas from time to time. I told her not to waste much money on me at a funeral home , but get a event room at a restaurant and have a good meal and all spend time together remembering me and sharing memories.


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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706375
12/26/19 11:49 AM
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When I was in high school there was a girl whose family owned a chain of funeral homes. Her last name was Coffin.No joke !

How appropriate is it that Ark Trapper................a county coroner..........lives in Gravette, AR ?? laugh


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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706385
12/26/19 11:55 AM
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$200 for cremation, covered by SSI, and a plot at the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks, with all my Bro's and Sisters, VA Post Honor Guard. No muss, no fuss.


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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706386
12/26/19 11:59 AM
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Be careful if you buy the "economy package"
Joe Schmoe might be in the urn too.

Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: white17] #6706407
12/26/19 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by white17
When I was in high school there was a girl whose family owned a chain of funeral homes. Her last name was Coffin.No joke !

How appropriate is it that Ark Trapper................a county coroner..........lives in Gravette, AR ?? laugh



You notice stuff like that because you are a market person. Or maybe I should say you are a market type person because you notice things like detail and relative correlations.

Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706410
12/26/19 12:22 PM
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Guilty !


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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706462
12/26/19 01:20 PM
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My mother just passed away the 13th of December. She had her plots and a headstone already as my dad was killed in 1973. We were pretty careful with her service, but we did follow her wishes. A modest vault and coffin was $4400 give or take a few $ and the service provided by the funeral home was just shy of $10,000. But they did pay for the flowers, grave digging, newspaper notices, all the legal death notices required, etc. We just paid them, they took care of everything. We did have a lunch after the services where the local Legion Auxiliary (she was a life member) did the work and serving. We just bought the main dishes, they brought deserts and the little stuff. I personally have been doing research of what has to happen upon my own death. I am pre paying a cremation ( money is used to buy a CD or something like that in both my name and the funeral home's name.... thru a state funeral home association program) and then having just a simple service towards evening, since it is the end on my time on earth I want a service for family and friends (most of whom are almost all outdoorsman) to attend . I watched President Reagan's service and knew then just my case will be is in my old age it is like the end of the day... my time on earth. I will have money set aside for a good cookout …. an evening for friends to enjoy the outdoors, just like I did. NO flowers, headstones coffin or vaults, plots, etc. There is no law here in Nebraska that I have found or been told that you have to dispose of ashes (really just ground up bones that didn't burn) in a certain matter. A full intact body has to be disposed of legally. My son and a hunting buddy have been instructed to put part of my ashes in the wind where I elk hunted in Colo or Wyoming. Some in NW Nebraska where I hunted around there and some or the rest where me and my son hunted the first 40 years of his life, where I grew up and lived my entire life. In 200 or even 100 years I doubt anybody will even remember or even care who I was. In the realm of reality our short time on this earth is like a grain of sand in the ocean. I came into this world with nothing and will leave it the same way. Humbled but with a strong trust in My Lord, My Savior... God !

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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6706697
12/26/19 06:30 PM
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I have to work till lunch the day of my funeral, if I don't have the funds to pay it, sorry!
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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: kytrapper] #6707160
12/27/19 12:08 AM
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I hope to disappear thru the ice at 40 below never to be found &
Haunt someones trapline for eternity !


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Re: Paying for your own funeral [Re: Minker] #6707164
12/27/19 12:16 AM
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I hope to disappear thru the ice at 40 below never to be found &
Haunt someones trapline for eternity !
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Ha ha. However, lousy way to die.

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