Wednesday, August 13, 2008

This needs to be said

Steve and I are attending a funeral today for a friend of ours who died last week at the age of 47. George leaves behind a wife, a 15 year old son and a 12 year old daughter. George's died of a massive heart attack while on vacation in Minnesota.

George did not believe in life insurance.

Lisa, his wife, has a good job. In fact she works for my buddy Sue, who happens to be Lisa's sister. But Lisa is now around $20,000 in the hole because of the expence of the funeral, flying her and her children back unexpectedly from Minnesota, the transportation of the body, etc.

Go buy life insurance.

And while we are on the subject, I want Rite I at my service and I do not want Amazing Grace played. If cremating me is cheaper, do that. I know some people object to cremation because, "How will God resurrect your body if it has been burnt up?" He's God. I am guessing that if He can create this beautiful world we live in, He can handle putting my body back together as He sees fit.


OkieGran said...

Amen. Thanks for the timely reminder. I don't know why I dither at cremation - so when the time comes do whatever is cheaper, and have fun with the $2. left over.

upwiththesun said...

Definately cremate me. I've been saying that for years. PLEASE do not do the open casket thing...or I will have to haunt you forever.