I didn’t ask what happens to you, but what happens around your body? By the time you reach your 70’s and 80’s you will have seen some deaths. Family and friends, many of your peers will have passed away. I do not remember anyone being ‘happy’ at a death. Once the death sinks in and the shock is gone, folks are able to smile some.
(I hear undertakers must take the casket you provide, I have often thought abut making mine!)
Only a few people who read this will have attended a wake. As a child, we gathered at the home where the loved one would lie in the casket for at least a day, a night and part of a day before the actual service and burial. Daddy was from a family of 12. So when someone died there were a lot of folks around.
(These from a late square dance but the same idea)
To a kid it was fun, a time to see your cousins, play and eat until you were beat, then the kids collapsed all over the place. Most of the adults stayed up laughing and talking, relating funny things that happened to or by the deceased. It was a festive occasion, for remembering the good times.
That doesn’t happen anymore, you still see and enjoy family for a short time. I never knew of any trouble over an estate. Mainly because there was never (in our families) enough to worry about. I think most were happy if the burial and grave plot was paid for.
That is one thing that is changed over the years, inheritance. I have heard of family even arguing over a TV set lately. I cannot imagine what happens if there is a big estate.
I knew of one lady who was shocked at the amount of money in her deceased husband’s wallet (Thousands$). She was under the impression they were living close on finances.
Sherry may find an extra $100 in my wallet, but not thousands, I would spend that (Of course she knows that. LOL). The nearest survivor should check everything left by the deceased, I read today that some old folk clean out a chap stick and store bills rolled up in it. SO CHECK IT OUT! Would be terrible to throw money away!
Just be careful.
Hiding money isn’t hard, It is finding it that is tough!
That price is 25.9 per gallon