Life vs. Death Duty

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    Pushing aside the potential religious views... initially, that is....

    What of a wife and husband's duty? As they age together and the older generations are still living, as one or both pass who should have the say in the death process/procedures? This differs according to the world view and many wives are only the religion they are because of marriage vows, understood.

    I had this conversation with my family and I would have them decide over my husband and children until and/or unless I came to be responsible for their care before my death and then it would be left up to my husband and his family. No, this is not traditional from what I understand of tradition, but it is worldly as other cultures are known to have such practices.

    What if you were to die tonight? Who would see to your body, your donations, etc?

    Since the question of religion and spritual matters are so relevent today, these things are sometimes the last to be addressed and they should not be. These are very important issues for every single person, religious or not, spiritual or other. *hearts*
     
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    My body (may I live years more) would be handled, washed and wrapped by my loved ones who would 'sit shiva' with me (staying with my body until burial and they will open the connection with davening (connective praying to our L-rd) and help share my entry.
     
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    That's what a will is for my dear. When i kick the bucket (hopefully in another 20 years or so) my estate takes care of my body and my daughter gets my assets. She should have a great life ahead of her.
     
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    Granny says let him follow his own advice...
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    Japanese Official: 'Let Elderly People Hurry Up and Die'
    January 22, 2013: Taro Aso, Japan's 72-year-old finance minister, says he's worried about the financial burden that end-of-life care is placing on his country.
     
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    I saw a funny line in a horror movie the other day when a couple of guys were wheeling corpses around in a laboratory. "You know that little box on your driver's license application where they ask you if you want to donate your body to science"? "Don't check it".
     

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