: Look what walmart sells - Walmart maybe can't sell caskets in Georgia



CadillacCastle
03-31-11, 11:41 PM
http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_constraint=0&ic=48_0&search_query=caskets&Find.x=0&Find.y=0&Find=Find except in Georgia http://www.ajc.com/business/walmart-maybe-cant-sell-212751.html This is unbelievable. I wonder how many fall apart before buried.

Stingroo
03-31-11, 11:45 PM
I don't really see what the big deal is.

I mean - you're dead. How are you gonna know what kind of box or fancy vase you're stuffed in?

ThumperPup
04-01-11, 12:23 AM
put me in a card board box for all i care

CadillacCastle
04-01-11, 01:38 AM
I think it is a waste to overspend for a casket too. I like the wood tombstyle coffins like on the western movies.

ThumperPup
04-01-11, 02:00 AM
i want to be cremated and have my ashes blown away from the top of Masada but no way in hell that would happen my mom would turn over in her grave and slap me

Jesda
04-01-11, 05:34 AM
GOOD. Death is an obnoxiously expensive routine. Its insane how much funeral homes mark up services and caskets. The business is very, very profitable.

Stingroo
04-01-11, 08:04 AM
Exactly. When my grandmother passed away we had her cremated and put in a box (literally) and had a small service at a church and it was still thousands.

(FYI: She was only in a box because her ashes were spread... lol)

EChas3
04-02-11, 07:29 PM
Personally, I couldn't care less what happens to my body when I'm done with it. I do, however, want to do whatever I can to help my survivors rest easy. I'll do what I can to that end.

My wife is comforted by the thought of the family gravesite. So be it.

ga_etc
04-03-11, 03:51 AM
The delivery list includes GA, just not my zip code. :ripped:

dkozloski
04-03-11, 10:35 PM
Alaska has a DIY burial law. All that's required from the state is a death certificate proving that you are indeed dead. You can build your own box and be buried on your own lot where your house is. All that's required is that a note be recorded with the deed stating that you are there and there is a minimum distance you have to be from a shallow water well. There is no requirement for an undertaker or mortician to have anything to do with it. Conceivably, if you have some lumber laying around you can do the whole thing for free. I know several people that have built their own box and have it stored somewhere ready to go. Among the Natives there is quite a tradition and ritual concerning the event and it is all part of the grieving/celebration. This stuff about elaborate funerals was all created by the morticians to cash in on another person's unfortunate situation.

Stingroo
04-03-11, 10:39 PM
That's exceptionally creepy.

ga_etc
04-03-11, 11:25 PM
The permafrost also eliminates the need for embalming. ;)

jordan00escalade
04-03-11, 11:35 PM
I wonder what that does to the property value? I'd like to hear a real estate agent explain that

dkozloski
04-06-11, 11:24 AM
I wonder what that does to the property value? I'd like to hear a real estate agent explain that

If you're dead, what the hell difference does it make to you? In rural areas, a family burial ground on the property is not uncommon. It was okay with Forrest Gump.

Stingroo
04-06-11, 11:46 AM
If you're dead, what the hell difference does it make to you?

QFT

Jesda
04-06-11, 03:59 PM
If you're dead, what the hell difference does it make to you? In rural areas, a family burial ground on the property is not uncommon. It was okay with Forrest Gump.

If you're alive you might have to sell the house. No one wants to live in a place with grandma buried next to the swingset.

jordan00escalade
04-06-11, 06:01 PM
Yes Jesda.. How do you sell a home with umpteen bodies buried around the property? lol I was just curious how they explain that to the new buyers

billc83
04-07-11, 12:08 AM
One day, little Jimmy's digging a hole in the backyard...

dkozloski
04-07-11, 11:11 AM
It puts a whole new light on whistling past the graveyard.

The law was a great benefit to rural Alaskans who had in the past had to spend thousands of dollars to transport the corpse of a loved one to town by airplane to be prepared for burial and then returned. The process could tax the resources of almost any family. The regional airline I worked for footed the entire bill for transporting the party to be buried and the mourners to many funerals and then returned them home, all gratis because they all lived in poverty. The good will generated was returned many times over. One case I remember, an old guy wanted to return home to his village to die but was quoted a medivac fee of $44,000 for the trip. Our company told him that if he could sit in a seat they'd take him and his family home for nothing and they did so. When he died the company hauled all his family and friends to the village for the funeral from neighboring villages and returned them home afterwards, all for free. Believe me, it cost the company thousands of dollars for this goodwill gesture.

Jesda
04-07-11, 01:02 PM
Maybe dig up the box and take your buried family with you to your new house

orconn
04-07-11, 01:37 PM
Maybe dig up the box and take your buried family with you to your new house

Yeah, if the bears haven't already taken them to thier home!

dkozloski
04-10-11, 08:47 PM
Yeah, if the bears haven't already taken them to thier home!

It's possible. I've seen where a grizzly has moved about two yards of dirt and rocks trying to dig out a marmot.