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Old 06-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #1361
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My husband passed away on his beloved fishing dock, on the canal behind the house. Having visions of his cremains floating gracefully down the canal, onto the river, and out to the Gulf, I dispensed his ashes from the container...he sank like a rock out of sight. Period. End of lovely vision. I do still have a small remembrance container here on a shelf.

That reminds me of a scene in a movie--the man's friends have taken him to the seashore he loved, tossed him into the air, only to have him blow back into their faces with the prevailing wind.
Sad, but funny, TL. I imagine some of Hubby has made it to the Gulf by now.

I recall seeing that scene too, what was the movie?
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #1362
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This talk of cremation is interesting.

I plan on being cremated. I am still undecided about becoming an organ/tissue donor. I need to find out more about that.

I want to prepay my funeral expenses. How soon is too soon? Maybe it will be my gift to me for my 60th birthday!

I have an old friend who says he wants to be cremated and have his buddies sprinkle his ashes in the red light district of his city. His only fear is that his wife will come along and sweep him up to take him back home one last time!
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:29 PM   #1363
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Shrek and I are 15 years apart, but we have the same spot in mind for our cremains, a place we both loved as kids. It's high up in the mountains in Wyoming.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #1364
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This talk of cremation is interesting.

I plan on being cremated. I am still undecided about becoming an organ/tissue donor. I need to find out more about that.

I want to prepay my funeral expenses. How soon is too soon? Maybe it will be my gift to me for my 60th birthday!

I have an old friend who says he wants to be cremated and have his buddies sprinkle his ashes in the red light district of his city. His only fear is that his wife will come along and sweep him up to take him back home one last time!


Organ/tissue donorship is easy. I have it on my driver's license. Figured once I'm gone, I won't need my stuff anymore, if someone else can use it, all the better. The ultimate recycling. Then they just burn up whatever's left over.

Prepaying is not a bad idea.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #1365
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...I want to prepay my funeral expenses. How soon is too soon? Maybe it will be my gift to me for my 60th birthday!...
If inflation hits the funeral industry like everything else I would guess sooner is better. When my Aunt was in a nursing home, getting low in her own funds and getting ready to apply for Medicaid, the social services director told me to go to the family's funeral director and make arrangements so those funds were gone from her personal account. It seemed creepy but I did as instructed. The newly-minted lawyer DIL was handling advanced plannings for the family at the time, and we had a blast! When there is no pressure it seems like any other shopping, I suppose, unless you have a real aversion to the idea of dying. You're born - you die. If you're lucky there is a big span between those two dates.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:37 PM   #1366
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Just a thought, Discuss Cooking is a great place to discuss ALL types of cooking, including cremation....
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #1367
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Arghh! My microwave died this morning. We really rely on the microwave at our house. There goes another $250 (if I'm lucky.)
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:42 PM   #1368
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Arghh! My microwave died this morning. We really rely on the microwave at our house. There goes another $250 (if I'm lucky.)
Ill trade you! You pay the balance on my bill for my well pump (remaining part is $1,353.81-after already paying my deposit of $1,500.00), and I will buy you a new microwave!

Seriously, I hate it when anything breaks. Sorry you have to buy a new microwave or pay to get the one you have fixed.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:25 AM   #1369
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Arghh! My microwave died this morning. We really rely on the microwave at our house. There goes another $250 (if I'm lucky.)

There is no limit to what you can spend, but there are a lot of simple ones for lot less money out there. I'm sorry you have to go thru that.
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I hate dealing with corporations. I am trying to get a few dental claims paid back from Sun life and they offer on line, direct deposit claiming. I have been trying to get things going for over a week now and they can't seem to set me up on it. I have been on the phone three times, had to go back to the dentist because they gave me incomplete invoice codes, and now the final straw, they don't know what is wrong and tell me I have to mail my claim in manually. The girl said, "Sorry, there is nothing more we can do"
Between the dentist and this Insurance company, they all charge top dollar for everything and offer so much but never deliver. They can't get their crap together. Why can't we decide that maybe I can't pay this month. Sorry. You are going to have to figure something else out.

AHHHHGGGG!!!!
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