Friday, February 12, 2010

Retiring in fashion

I recently signed up for a memorial plan. Yes, I have been preparing for every kind of retirement imaginable. However, for this one, I did not go for the best that I could afford. I wrote a check for the cheapest casket and service. It should serve its purpose.

For those who are willing to lay luxuriously, the plan provider has something worth over US$20,000. It must be real comfortable in there. Elegant? You bet! Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to try it; I could not be bothered. Like a wedding dress, I believe that the fitting should only be arranged at the most appropriate time. Hopefully, not that soon.

Anyway, I told my wife that I would be happy to go in simple terms. My rationale: I know of this certain VIP who had it all yet chose to be born in a manger and whose funeral was less than decent.


NK said...

I remember living with this family who was caring for a old family member who had suffered a stroke. He died and he is the onlly dead body I have ever seen in my 34 years. They put the guy in the living room over night. I was 9 years old I think.

Anyhow, over the next few days, the dead man's nephew built a coffin out of plywood! Yeah, this was the nineteen eighties, in Alaska.

Anyhow, I want to be cremated. Maybe like a viking funeral. Yeah, light my boat on fire and push it out to sea.

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi NK,

thanks for dropping by. anyway, i plan to be cremated too. in fact, my wish is to be cremated straight away, without any of those funeral ceremonies whatsoever.


veterankindergartenteacher said...

When you get to be my age, you might want to give some thought to long term care insurance. By that time, you can check back with me and ask me if it was worth

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi veterankindergartenteacher,

will do! thanks for dropping by.