FingerLakerAv8r From United States of America, joined May 2011, 259 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
With all of these topics here lately about believing in Heaven and Hell, God and the topic about cremation and burial lets get right down to the nitty gritty.
None of us are getting out of here alive. But since were here for the time being might as well enjoy it!
However we will ship off this earthly plain and it will be our last chance to make an impression so I ask....
What would your perfect funeral be?
As for me my wake will be me in a closed coffin with a slab of marble on top of the casket. Behind that will be a fully stocked bar with a bartender. A sign will be visible that reads "Drinks on me!!! For once...."
I will then be placed on a Viking funeral pyre with bottles of whisley and scotch (because you always marinate the meat before a BBQ lol) and shoved off into my beloved Seneca Lake. Could give a damn if it's illegal. I will be dead.
Afterwards my friends and family will reflect fondly and ask "So who the hell was that guy we just blew up in the lake??!!"
:D Be creative kids! It's only morbid if you don't laugh!
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1035 times:
Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 3): I have all my instructions written out on what I want for my funeral. I have it in a packet with my Last Will and Testament.
Hopefully the packet will be found in time or did you tell your wife.
And yes, I do have a last will but it does not say anything about my "upcoming" funeral. The opening of the will usually happens weeks after the burial. I told my family about what I want and even put the money aside, so I am the one paying for it.
JohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
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For me, throw me in a card board box, put me in a wheelie bin and empty me in a garbage truck. Incinerate with other waste and play a Depeche Mode track on the trucks car stereo. I can't see any use in expensive coffins and urns, huge dinners and a fortune spent on a tomb stone. I don't like them while I'm alive, and I seriously doubt I will love them anymore when I am dead. Use the money on a trip somewhere (St Martin) and have a beer in my memory!
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kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8626 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1012 times:
My perfect funeral? Hmmm, I guess it would have to be the one where they bury Fred Phelps Senior ( I'm not really too concerned whether he is dead or alive at the time... but it will interesting to see who comes to picket )
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SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1640 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 984 times:
My perfect funeral would be a traditional Irish funeral, with a traditional Irish-built wooden coffin (see examples at Finlay http://finlaygrp.com/prods_coffins.html ). I am first-generation Irish-American, and have lived in the UK in the recent past. How about an Irish wake, a traditional church service with my coffin carried in on six sets of shoulders (as they do it in Europe), and bagpipers?
Alternatively, if I did decide to get cremated, I would like my ashes split between several smaller urns, each one interred in one of the several cities I have lived in over my lifetime (Fort Wayne, IN; London, England; San Francisco, CA, for example).
As yet another alternative, I could donate my body to research or medical school. Afterwards I would like my cremains split between my cities as mentioned above.
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Ken777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8478 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 945 times:
I prefer a simple graveside service and hope the weather is nice.
Since I served in the Navy I can probably get one of their coffins on the house, but the box won't be a big deal for me then.
The one thing I would like would be a flag for my coffin. Obviously my ego at the time would not be increased with the Stars & Strips covering my coffin, but I believe that it would be beneficial as a reminders to others that service to your country can be important.
starbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 919 times:
I have instructions to be cremated, the wife and daughter have the option of keeping the ashes or doing whatever they want with them.
To me a big funeral is a total waste of money that can be used for much better things, besides, I'm dead and it does not matter to me what people want to do or say about my life. Just do not wast money doing it.