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Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:20 pm

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??!!"


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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:10 pm

Mine's would look similar to this funeral. Check out those fine vehicles in the funeral procession.
Minus the sad saxophone music and the guy spitting on the grave at the end of the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yGFz3MAyOM
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:16 pm

I really don't care... I'm dead!  
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:24 pm

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.


Do people here have a Last Will, Power of Attorney, etc?

Why or why not?
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:27 pm

My perfect funeral is one where I arrive very, very Late!  
 
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:34 pm

The perfect funeral would be when I could announce that the news of my death is greatly exaggerated.

 
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:44 pm

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.
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:48 pm

I should clarify.

Yes, the significant other knows about the Will packet along with a friend of mine who has a copy of it as well. It is kept in our closet safe and a couple of people know about it.

The burial/funeral instructions are not actually on the Will itself, but on other documents I have in the packet. I have a couple pages with instructions on what to do from the moment I pass on.

If I die, my girlfriend knows to go straight to the safe, pull out the packet and start following the instructions I've left.

Cheers,
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:03 pm

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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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:04 pm

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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:40 pm

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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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:53 pm

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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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:37 pm

Quoting photopilot (Reply 4):
My perfect funeral is one where I arrive very, very Late!  

Funny enough a buddy of mine was late to his own funeral. His family for years had told him he would be, and sure enough he was. Gave us all a little chuckle in a tough time.
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Ken777
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:03 pm

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.
 
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:24 pm

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.
 
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:06 pm

I want to be shot out of a cannon, naked, into the Boston Harbor where the fish can have a last go of me.

That's all I want.
 
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:59 am

Quoting homer71 (Reply 2):
I really don't care... I'm dead!  

   I only care that my body goes to science/teaching. Anything else is up to whomever survives me.
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:29 am

As much as I like festive atmospheres and good music, I would like to have the quintessential New Orleans Jazz Funeral, as shown in the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krJW2qMVv4M
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RE: Your Perfect Funeral

Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:50 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 16):
I only care that my body goes to science/teaching.

I've had too many body parts removed to be considered acceptable for teaching.  

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