Damn Funeral Directors

Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: traderfjp On: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:51 pm

What a great way to celebrate life by doing a unselfish act and helping the living by donating their bodies. Sorry for your loss. I think we would all rather pay less taxes and keep more of what we have. unfortunately 90% of the wealth in this country is held by the 10% of the richest. Obama wants to re-distribute this wealth by taxing the rich. When Americans here new taxes they think the middle class will get hit because with republican doctrines that has been the case. If your making several hundred thousand you can afford to pay more and instead of buying the 45' boat you'll have to deal with a 35' boat.
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:21 pm

traderfjp wrote:What a great way to celebrate life by doing a unselfish act and helping the living by donating their bodies. Sorry for your loss. I think we would all rather pay less taxes and keep more of what we have. unfortunately 90% of the wealth in this country is held by the 10% of the richest. Obama wants to re-distribute this wealth by taxing the rich. When Americans here new taxes they think the middle class will get hit because with republican doctrines that has been the case. If your making several hundred thousand you can afford to pay more and instead of buying the 45' boat you'll have to deal with a 35' boat.


Ever hear a of a book called "Atlas Shrugged"?

The other thing rich people can afford to do is get on their 45' boat and tell the USA to KMA. :)

If they don't live here, they don't pay taxes here. And then it's game over.

And when BHO proposes taxing health benefits, that effects the middle class directly. Don't think you and I won't feel the pain.

The poor don't pay taxes, the rich can afford to avoid most of them. Guess who that leaves?

Watch a movie called "IOUSA". Or at least the discussion after. IIRC, Warren Buffet says "There are 66,000 lines of tax code. Every one is there so SOMEONE DOESN'T have to pay taxes."
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:28 pm

leowis1 wrote:On a lighter and perhaps funny question; do funeral directors have to do anything special to the body before cremation? If you ever watched any crime story show, there's always some murderer who tries to burn the body to destroy the evidence. But they always fail. What does a FD do to be successful when cremating a body? [I don't have any plans. Just a curious question. :lol: ]

The FD grinds up what is left, murderers don't.

http://www.everlifememorials.com/v/urns ... rocess.htm
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:48 pm

Before cremating a body there is nothing special to be done except if there is a cardiac pacemaker implanted, it needs to be removed. Also most states require that cremation cannot be done for 24 hours after death. This is to allow time incase there is any question as to the manner of death and the possible need for an autopsy.
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:15 pm

WNY wrote:.......Even out local newspaper charges like $75 to put an obit in there!



ONLY $75????? :shock:

Our local paper charges $250 for a basic obit. Start getting fancy with the pictures & long lists & you'll be close to a grand.

How's that for a good ol'-fashioned screwing? Welcome to MA.... :mad:
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:22 am

You want a screwing? Die in RI.

The Providence Journal charges $100 PER COLUMN INCH!!!

Look at the paper and start multiplying inches by 100 bucks. You get into the $700-$1000 range pretty quickly!
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: traderfjp On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:39 am

Lets agree not to die that is the best revenge.
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:52 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss. It's not easy no matter what.

My parents prepaid as did my in laws. At some point my wife and I will (if we don't die first). Both my Mom & Dad chose creamation for the money it saves. Less than $1,500 ea. total. We spread my Dads ashes at sea. Dad's cost less as he skipped the urn. The cardboard box was all he wanted. My Mom's urn got squeezed in between Grand Dad & Uncle Vic. The grave yard said "It's your plot, you can put as many urns in as you can fit.
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: traderfjp On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:25 pm

Freddy: I'm in the same camp. Like I said I'd rather my wife and kids spend what's left then pay big money for a ridiculous (my own opinion here) big funeral and give the blood suckers 10k for doing very little. Maybe if they stuffed me and my wife could sit me in a chair. :D
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: leowis1 On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:16 pm

My Dad said that we wants to be cremated. Not sure if he is going to make the arrangements, or if that's what he wants me to do to him? I agree with the cremating part. But I sure would've liked to seen my uncle's body to say good-bye before he goes into the toaster. I don't know if I can forgive my parents and aunt for taking that away from me? My brother asked my Dad and aunt if he could go to the funeral home before they cremated him to say good-bye. They didn't answer him. He's equally hurt as I am.
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:28 pm

I told my wife to just fire me up & run me through a Chevy 454 big block at 6 grand. The exhaust will do all the scattering. I worked on motors my whole life, so might as well take a trip through one! :woot:
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: traderfjp On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:49 pm

leowis1: Life is too short to hold a grudge about not seeing your uncle. We had a wake for my dad and he looked so strange and all I can remember is how freakishly long his finger nails were. Don't take this the wrong way but remember him alive, look at pics and talk about the good times and try not to hold a grudge. I've lost too many good friends over stupid *censored*. Death is part of life and the living should continue on until their time is up.
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: traderfjp On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:51 pm

SMITTY: Very creative. i'm not scared of death but I'm afraid of dying slowly and being uncomfortable. Paging Dr. Kevorkian. It's amazing that the state can dictate that we must suffer and stay alive even if we are in pain.
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:08 am

My $.02.... Leo.. Forgive your parents, give them a hug, go cry, then move forward. Death sucks, try not to make the hurt linger. They may have reasons they can't put into words as to why they did what they did. You lost an uncle, but don't forget, they lost a brother. It might be that they thought "If I have to see him laying in a coffin I will never get over it". Everyone deals with death a little differently, and it's never easy. Get by yourself, close your eyes, say goodbye to uncle, and move forward. I am truly sorry for your loss.
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Re: Damn Funeral Directors

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:02 pm

Here are some costs actually posted...at our local funeral home....a lot of "little things" many people don't know about.

http://www.oleanfuneralhome.com/index.p ... lPriceList
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