Post # 47
My father just passed recently and my mum has his band that she currently wears on a necklace, it makes me sad to see it but I know in a little while we’ll be passed grieving (as much) and be happy that it was his wish to keep it with our family. He was sick (stupid cancer) so he had a chance to share his wishes. And as PP have said he doesn’t need it where he is now.
Back to answering the question from my POV I would love for my ring(s) to be past down to my (future) children and grandchildren so they can enjoy it as much as I have! It is nice to think that the symbol of love I have now could be the symbol that they use too…
Post # 48
We aren’t having kids either. It’s nice to see a lot of bees feel the same. I get judgment from people for that and I can’t stand it. ANYWAY . . . . If I am buried I will probably be buried with my band only, or a plain stand in band, and pass the diamond down to my sister or nephews or nieces. If cremated I will do the same.
Post # 49
I plan on having all my insides chopped up and given to people who need them! (organ donation.) And then the rest of me can be cremated.
I would be so sad to think of my rings never being seen or loved again after I’m gone!! Definitely want to pass them on.
Post # 50
- Wedding: January 2012 - Catholic Church, Chateau Thomas Winery
Hmm I had to think about this one for a second. While I can’t say I like the idea of being ringless for eternity, I know it would be of more use to someone who is still alive.
Post # 51
I am getting creamated so… no. Also, after I am dead and turned to ashes, I don’t care what they do with my body or for a funeral. At that point everything done is for the living and their needs in dealing with loss. I wont be there to care.
Post # 52
Eh, I’ll be dead. Someone living should enjoy it. I’ll let my kids fight over it. 😉
Post # 53
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
This thread makes me wonder what became of my grandmother’s rings. I really wish I had one just as a keepsake.
I’ll pass mine down, for sure.
Post # 54
When my grandma died, my Mom inherited her rings. My Mom bought her a simple gold wedding band to be buried with. I’d like to do something similar.
Post # 55
@ShellVee:sorry to hear about your loss…
as some people have said, i would have no problems not being buried with a ring, even if it were plain gold. the thought of someone robbing my grave makes me angry and i would rather give it someone else in my family to have for memories sake.
Post # 56
My grandma had her rings on when she was at the funeral home. Prior to closing the casket, the funeral director removed them and gave them to my Dad. It was discussed beforehand, but the funeral director suggested we remove them before the casket was closed because some people like to have those kind of things as a keepsake. He was right. . .I’m very happy to have my Grandma’s ring. 🙂
I definitely want someone in my future daughters to have them. I don’t see the point in being buried with a stand in. I can’t take it all with me!
Post # 57
I had to think about this for a few seconds until I remembered I want to be cremated so it won’t be an issue. We don’t want kids, nor do I have any nieces or nephews so I have no idea what to do with the rings actually. Interesting question!
Post # 58
As someone who inherited her great grandmother’s engagement ring, I definitely don’t see the utility in being buried with my rings. I think having my great grandmother’s e-ring is so awesome, and I treasure it so much that I’d love to be able to give that to my kids and/or grandchildren.
Besides Fiance and I want to be cremated, so they’d have to go somewhere 😛
Post # 59
@Jamiezilla: While I think it’s romantic to be buried with them on, you have no use for them when you’re decomposing
Haha, this made me laugh.
Post # 60
I will be buried with my wedding band, but not my engagement ring.
Post # 61
I’d pass them along… I plan on being cremated anyways.