Yes you read that right! The other day I was going back and forth with my FBIL (favorite brother inlaw) - as I have a couple and he is definitely the fav! We were emailing and discussing another BIL's illness and the fact that we all have space in the family plot. We've always sort of had a running joke that we'd be the last 2 standing and fight till the bitter end for the last remaining spot yadda yadda. I also told my FBIL that if I go before he I wanted him to remind the Man's Man that I would prefer being cremated - AND I really do not want to be put out on display in a funeral home for all to wither and wather over - it's just plain odd to me. I would much prefer I nice service somewhere in a chapel by the ocean or a park along the water - and I specifically told him I want a 3X3 picture of me smiling and laughing "to beat the band" - because that is how I prefer people remember me. I said if I go first my ashes can be kept in a bucket somewhere until the time comes to bury me with the Man's Man - if he goes first - then I don't know because we can't open up the vault and put me in there right? (Now you now this gets weird beyond weird right?) In Massachusetts one's remains must be put in a cement vault..........and then put in the ground...........ew - it's just wrong for me - I can't be resting in the ground - I want to be scattered on top!
So then my FBIL goes on to tell me that in Florida where he lives he looked into a cemetery that lets you be buried in a pine box with no vault! (he lives in the Redneck Riviera) And guess what else? He had the DO-IT-YOURSELF plans to a pine box casket that was fold able so that it would take up less space until your time came! Can I tell you that was 3 days ago and I'm still laughing! Who the hell looks at do-it-yourself casket plans? Well I will tell you who - my FBIL! BUT..........after all that he decided to be cremated too! See his plans below: Seriously what a weirdo huh? I was like hey, ho FBIL WTF!
So - I'm curious - do you have last wishes? Do you care? Would you like my FBIL to build you a fold able casket? :)