One Of Life's Lessons

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    Was sorta handed to me yesterday. My husband and I traveled up to the cemetary and met with a lady and we picked out our headstones and paid for them. Now I was feeling kinda down about being old enough to think about picking out headstones. We sure didn't want to leave that chore and expense to the kids. shit, where did the time go? Anyway, on the way home we stopped at Chic fil et.. for a sammich. Jesus, in the booth right in front of ours sat a young woman, in her late 20's I guess, she had no hair, none, chemo I guess, she had a young daughter around 7 I'd guess. damn thought I, she'll never bitch about being old enough to pick out a headstone. End of story. It's just so sad.
     
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    There is always someone worse off than you. I guess that's something we should all remember.
     
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    It is sound thinking to live each day as if it were our last, as the quote below portrays.

    I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. ~Ancient Persian Saying
     
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    Headstones and cemeteries are a waste of real estate and granite.
    I want to get roasted and have my ashes tossed in the dumpster at the closest liquor store.
     
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    Better to pick them out now than have a family member make an emotional (and expensive) decision in the days following your death.

    I myself would like to make my own casket. I know that sounds creepy but it can be done.

    Casket Plans from MHP-Casketkits.com
     
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    It sounds like there was a lesson in your day for sure. As for the woman you mentioned, at least she was with her, and having gone through treatment very similar to chemo, I would assume this Woman was having one of her better days and if she was eating she would be having an excellent day. Maybe she was winning her fight ? As for us dieing, its just what we do. When its my time I will be cremated and my Son will take them to the spot in shirt tail canyon ware my Fathers ashes are. I hope you have a better day when you go out next time.
     
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    wooden coffins are great for cremations and burial

    and are simple to make....if you do not have to have a vault skip it....they call will cave in given time

    mad....when my father died i was glad to do all the arrangements....gave me something to do
     
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    i once ask a woman who was around 98...how it felt to be 98...her reply.....'it beats the alternative'
     
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    While I don't share your wishes for your final resting place, I do wish to be cremated. When my son died in '89, the wife and I tried to start a movement to get people to buy park land in stead of cemetery plots.
    When I'm gone, burn the empty shell, use my ashes to enrich the earth. Leave the land for the living.
     
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    That's one of the running fights I've had with my husband. He says if I die first he will bury me because he can't stand the thought of cremating me. Now, if he dies first then I will be cremated. Then, I'll be small enough to share his space and nag him into eternity. I'll rent out my space..:eusa_angel:
     
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