(Closed) Kind of morbid–have you discussed your "wishes"? Any funny/odd ones?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s in my will that I should go to a “body farm” which is where scientists and police test the effects of various elements (wind, rain, sunlight, being buried under leaves, etc) on dead bodies.  I think if my “remains” can help investigators solve crimes more efficiently and accurately, it’s a pretty good use of what’s no longer needed by me.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Mr. Lk doesn’t have any wishes that made me giggle, but we both know what the other wants. In fact we just re-discussed that topic this weekend with my brother and SIL. The four of us made it clear so that the others knew what we wanted, just in case a couple were to die together. Now we could advocate for their wishes, and they for ours. Which reminds me that we really need to have wills drawn up. We really are slackers on that front.

FWIW, I think your husband’s classroom skeleton idea is awesome. I always assumed they were made of plastic???

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t find any option to be overly appealing but I’ve let it be known that I want to be cremated. I can’t think of a bigger waste of money than some several thousand dollar wooden box that will be buried for all of eternity. Um, no thank you. Take that money and go on a cruise or something. As for Darling Husband, he wants to be cremated as well.

The only weird request that I’ve gotten was from my mother. She also wants to be cremated (can you tell that we all think burials are a rip off? Lol) but she doesn’t want me to waste my money on some fancy urn. She said, and I quote, “I’m sure I’ve got some nice tin in the basement that I would fit comfortably in. Just make sure it’s an antique.”. Ooook, Mom.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yep- I’ve always been adament that I want to be cremated after organ donations (no need to bury me in a box to keep forever), but Darling Husband wants his body to be donated to science. He really really wants to be a cadavre in an anatomy lab for college students, which totally creeps me out, but whatever he wants! I just think it’s so strange that he wants to be dissected.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

great topic!I have discussed this too w/ my Fiance, parents, brother etc. Everyone should know ur plans, just incase when time comes to it. It will not be a shock to parents or others.

It is great to be able to say that u want to donate your organs, but depending on how one died. They might not be actually used, ie with infection, heart attack, stroke, etc. So have a back up plan. ie) donating to research or to a university.

I am so happy u have talked about this. There are so many people who haen’t discussed this, that whensomething happens they have NO idea, what to do.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@lovekiss:  In our anatomy lab, we had a couple of real skeletons then lots and lots of plastic bits and pieces, but both of the full out, articulated skeletons we had were real! 

I have told my family and Darling Husband before “Take everything they can use and burn the rest.” Also, not big on ashes sitting somewhere so scatter them somewhere cool.

Of course, I also think it would be kind of fun to be buried with lots of stuff saying how important I was and all that, in a coffin that will be sure to last so that in 2-5000 years when someone is digging up graves for research, they think I was someone important and I can tell history however I wanted it. Also, burrying something like LOTR or other fantasy books with me so they don’t know if it is history or not. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

This topic has been on our minds a lot lately– especially since we are burying DHs granny tomorrow and we are the ones who arranged her funeral. I have no problem being cremated and I do not want to be kept of life support for the sole purpose of just extending the inevitable. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Fiance and I haven’t gotten too much into it, but my father has a ridiculous request.  He wants me to make sure his body is burned on a pyre in the woods.  Not joking.  He is adamant about it.  I’ve told him that is illegal and I could end up in jail but he doesn’t care.  He just keeps saying, but you have to do this because I’m asking and I’m your father!

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I want to be cremated and scattered at Friar’s Bay in St Maarten.  I would rather the money go for a vacation instead of a funeral.

What I do want is a great wake.  Instead of a casket with my waxy corpse put a picture of me looking nice on the bar and put a drink beneath the picture.  Then I want everyone to get drunk and tell funny stories about me.

I hate funerals and do believe in a life everlasting so party on!

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