Disclaimer: My family speaks very candidly about death, and other topics that some may find morbid. Sorry.
So my mom recently informed us that she has decided to be cremated when she dies.
The rest of us aren't really sure how we feel about this decision. I mean, I know it's not like she'll be doing anything with her body anytime soon after she's six feet under. But I always thought it would still exist, you know? And she'd have a nice little grave marker that said something lovely about her, that we could bring flowers to on special days, or just because. I mean I don't think about it OFTEN, but I guess I just didn't think of her as being a pile of ashes in a vase after she was gone. You know?
But she insists that it is just too expensive to buy a burial plot in a cemetery, purchase a casket, pay for a grave marker. And she is being stubborn. So I'm thinking about looking into some senior burial insurance, or maybe finding out more on Social Security. I mean, if she's dead, what can she do about it? We can pretty much do what we want at that point, right?
Except she would probably haunt us. Not probably - she WOULD. That's okay. I ain't scared of no ghost! You totally have that song in your head now, right? You're welcome.
So what do you think of cremation vs. burial?