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Started Dec-21 by bornblesse2; 9427 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Jan-18

I was being a little sarcastic.  I think a special coffin is overkill.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jan-18

Suze, the more I think about the casket, that is just rediculous! You folks are not breathing anymore, and once a casket is closed, what could be the difference?  My heart goes out to you Over all this crazy, painful, confusing things going On for you!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jan-18

The caskets they picked were rather inexpensive ones - they were always 'frugal'! It's just fiberboard...little more than a cardboard box...I guess the state says it has to be at least a wooden box instead of fiberboard to keep the COVID germies inside the box and not leach into the ground at least for a few more years.

I had no idea they picked fiberboard!!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jan-19

Suze (casuzenn) said:

The caskets they picked were rather inexpensive ones - they were always 'frugal'! It's just fiberboard

Oh, fer cryin' out loud!  Why not?  Coffins and caskets and flowers and ceremonies are for the living, not for the deceased.  Why shouldn't a casket be of fiberboard?  Is it going to be exhumed and reused at some future point?   If you have a ceremony, those in attendance will already know that you dearly loved and honored your parents.  If your parents had *picked out* that specific item to be buried in, any ill-thoughts are the problem of the people thinking them .. it is no reflection on you.   Now, if you are being forced to "upgrade" and covid is the reason, you probably can't fight City Hall on that one, given the current climate.  OTOH, if you feel like resisting the upgrade, go for it.  :-)  Give 'em hell!  :-)

 

KSCarolyn

From: KSCarolyn

Jan-19

You are absolutely right.  I love the way your advice is alway so spot on.

Carolyn

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Jan-19

Suze (casuzenn) said:

I had no idea they picked fiberboard!!

I didn't know they made caskets of fiberboard.  Aunt Margaret story-she thinks it dumb to spend money on an expensive casket, she tried to talk her SIL to wrap her in a sheet and take her to the cemetery, course he told her he couldn't do it. She is still alive (living in a house with a covid positive great grandchild) and I don't think she has picked out a casket, but I am sure she would go for the fiberboard if she knew.

Ridiculous that they would require a wood box.  Like you don't have enough to deal with!

They now have natural or "green" burials, where you can do just that - be buried with only some kind of natural fiber "shroud" and without embalming.  The idea is to hasten the natural process of decomposition and not spend big money.  I think it costs somewhere between $1,000 and $2,000 for everything.  Some families want to do it ALL themselves, including digging the grave and doing the actual interment.  I don't think many (if any) existing cemeteries allow "green" burials.  I guess it depends what state, and how progressive they have been in passing modern burial laws.  But it seems to be catching on, and there are now more "green" burials than ever before.  Aunt Margaret should look into that, and see if there is one near her.  But she may already have a plot and a headstone.  I'm with her on not spending a lot of money on it.  I plan on being cremated, preferably by water cremation, but by fire if I can't have that.  I think the price is roughly the same, and less than a cemetery burial - and the end product (cremains) are about the same for both.  I think the rationale is that water cremation is more environmentally friendly than fire cremation.  I saw a recent news story from somewhere saying they were having to limit the number of fire cremations because of covid, and it's causing too much air pollution.  Gah!  Sounds to me like the funeral homes are trying to force people to purchase services and other things they don't really want.  Ugh.    

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jan-19

Your Aunt Margaret is in a household with Covid?  Oh no!!!!!

i don’t like hearing that Patti!  Is she being sure careful? I am adding her to my prayer list!

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Jan-19

bornblesse2 said:

Your Aunt Margaret is in a household with Covid?  Oh no!!!!! i don’t like hearing that Patti!  Is she being sure careful? I am adding her to my prayer list!

She's a mess!  Being a Pixley (my maiden name) stubborness comes in buckets, she has  a son, a granddaughter, and three great grandchildren living with her, one of the greatgrandchildren tested positive, and the mother  is still going to work because she can't that off.  So I am sure she is just figuring that what comes comes.  It's a mess, but thanks for the pryers!

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Jan-19

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

.  I plan on being cremated, preferably by water cremation,

Humm, I had to look up water cremation, interesting process!  I heard that California eased their air pollution standards because of all the cremations.  This looks like a good alternative!

Aunt Margaret already has a plot reserved next to her husband, In Kansas, so her SIL would be crossing state lines with a body-LOL- illegal , but don't know about the green burial, whether it is allowed up there.  Thankfully I don't have to decide that!!

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