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I'm not on my death bed or even close (I hope)but I'm 72 and don't have any life insurence.I'm planning on starting a separate bank account for the sole purpose of disposing of my carcuss once I'm done with it.My son will be the direct benificiary of this account and it's not included in my somewhat controversial will.
He has my instructions,simple cremation,no hearse,no viewing no nothing,just scatter the ashes.

My question here is.How much money should I put into this account? I have looked on-line and can't get even a hint.
Both local undertakers want me to pre-pay them but won't give me a figure and hell,I might outlive them ;D
 

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Around here its about $1500-1700

We I go, the government gets to haul my meat bag to Arlington VA
for free.

So going to distant lands, meeting usual people and killing them, was worth it after all
 

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Thanks Pard.That's a start.Don't want to leave too much,his sibling will whine he got more than she if there's any left over.

I'v seen to many walking dead movies to want to be burried whole.
 

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My wife died 4 years ago. She was cremated, small funeral in our small town. Was $2500 total for everything. By far the least expensive route is cremation.

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I'm not on my death bed or even close (I hope)but I'm 72 and don't have any life insurence.I'm planning on starting a separate bank account for the sole purpose of disposing of my carcuss once I'm done with it.My son will be the direct benificiary of this account and it's not included in my somewhat controversial will.
He has my instructions,simple cremation,no hearse,no viewing no nothing,just scatter the ashes.

My question here is.How much money should I put into this account? I have looked on-line and can't get even a hint.
Both local undertakers want me to pre-pay them but won't give me a figure and hell,I might outlive them ;D
Who knows where they will be when the time comes? Because of that I went with these folks. Good anywhere in the USA...............

Click it!
 

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So.....not trying to hijack the thread (which I'm accidently and apparently VERY good at ::) ) but where do you want your ashes scattered?

I'm thinking somewhere exotic........like Kenosha. But more likely, a National Park. Jellystone is my favorite. 8)
 

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The more exotic the more money. In our state, depending on the cemetery, more than one can be buried per plot if cremated. The one I own plots in says 3 per site as they have no rules restricting it.

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So.....not trying to hijack the thread (which I'm accidently and apparently VERY good at ::) ) but where do you want your ashes scattered?

I'm thinking somewhere exotic........like Kenosha. But more likely, a National Park. Jellystone is my favorite. 8)
I'm going this route ... decided last year. My a$$ ashes will be spread anywhere above 9000' in the mountains. My BIL asked, "why so high up?" I said, "I'm kind of hoping the Almighty will say ... "well, since you're already up here."


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Some of you will remember back when my previous spouse, Linda, died. It was her wish that as little as possible be spent on her when she died. She wanted to be cremated and have her ashes spread in a specific spot. She was a nurse in a field hospital in Viet Nam and had a different view of death than many. Very practical based on her life experience.

Anyway, I want to say it was about $1300. There was a short memorial service and I was handed a box that contained the ashes. I took care of business.

My written plan is to be treated in the same manner. I do want my ashes time dispensed out of a specific deer feeder on my ranch. Just dump me in the top, I will work my way down through the corn. I've eaten plenty of them, they can chew on me a while. It's written in my will. Nobody gets a thing, until I'm in the feeder!
 

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I done a little resurch on the legality of spreading ashes.Seems they are still considered "human remains"and it's unlawfull to place them on public property,parks,national forest ect.
It can also cause complications if they'r spread on your own property,then sell that property without telling the buyer there are "human remains"scattered on it.
My best fishing buddy had his ashes sprinkled on the headwaters of our favorite river.I'm sure that was illegal too but was done in secrecy eight years ago.Nowadays I have to smile each time I catch (or lose) a big brown and think of Bobby.
 

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MP, talked to a Bud here, who said you can get it as low as $1100.
Go to the funeral homes, and see who has a pay in advice option.
 

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Thanks to you all for your input.I, I'm begining to think prices around here are based on "How much you Got?"But from what I'v heard,I'v decided to set $2,500 aside with anything left over to be donated to charity.
A looooong time in the future 8)
 

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I'v decided to set $2,500 aside with anything left over to be donated to charity.
A looooong time in the future 8)
Let's hope so. There's no need to rush off. :)
 

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I have told my family to cremate me as well. But I heard of a destitute family in our village that the father just passed. When I inquired about his arangements they said he had donated his remains to science. Not completely sure how that works, but I think medical students get to practice on you and then they creamate you when their done, at no cost to you.

Guess thats something you either like or not, but it's cost affective.
 

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A lot of people in my family have donated their remains to the Medical College of Georgia. I just finished the process of donating my remains. I downloaded the forms on the College website, filled them out and mailed them back. My donation was acknowledged a couple of weeks later and I have a donor card I carry in my wallet. When I die, my family will call them, they will come and pick me up, use my body in anatomy studies and disection. When they are through with it it will be cremated at no cost and either sent back to my family or enterred with other doners in the memorial garden at the college. My parents did it and it was the easiest thing ever, when they died. No questions, no trauma picking out clothes or caskets, no funeral to pay for, just made a call and it was handled. We had a really nice memorial service a few days later and also attended a memorial service at the college the next year for all the donors.
 

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I am slowly coming around to this idea. My wife has said it for years that is the way she is going. I have told Her we can start early, she declined.
The numbers thrown around are pretty accurate for today, but, keep in mind inflation and gas prices.
We cooked four pigs this weekend after cutting them up, threw the bones in the ash fire it took about an hour and the bones where dust. I was amazed how quick and little effort it took.
Lets not worry about it, it's all in how you live.
 

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I am slowly coming around to this idea. My wife has said it for years that is the way she is going. I have told Her we can start early, she declined.
The numbers thrown around are pretty accurate for today, but, keep in mind inflation and gas prices.
We cooked four pigs this weekend after cutting them up, threw the bones in the ash fire it took about an hour and the bones where dust. I was amazed how quick and little effort it took.Lets not worry about it, it's all in how you live.
So how much would you charge? :eek: ;D


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Sorry I have been in the swamps hog hunting.
I do know someone that has a insinorator for doing animals (dogs and cats) My luck I would get mixed up with a usless dog like the one the wife and kids have.
I figured it out this weekend a better way to finish my time on this earth. I am new to SC hog hunting in the swamps. I really thought if I was patient and moved into the thick stuff and worked towards the oak trees I would be succesful. I was in tite couldn't see 30 feet moving at a snail pace when a explosion happend within feet of me it was a 12 foot alligator. That is what I call living, fight or flee I found out I am a fleer. Sorry no pictures it made me mad I didn't stop to take one
 

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Cremation is the cheapest of funeral...after that you can ashes to cremate ur love ones...
 

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Ive had to deal with this twice in the same month. My mother died in december and a friend last month. I would suggest at least $1000 , but depending where you live it could be as high as about $1800. Thats just for the basics like cremation , public notices , death certificate copys , and a scattering urn and maybe a brief memorial service. Shop around !
BTW....as far as scattering goes...my mother was scattered by myself in the dark with rain and snow , on 2 seperate indian reservations that she was a missionary to in her day....it was a stealth scattering....lol She love native american people and wanted to be with them.We have indian blood from the blackfoot nation...Flowing through us. My mom was scattered on the apache reservation on the church grounds.
 
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