Comments: When I Die, Give me a Tummy Tuck

Wow - all I have to do is die and they'll do all that cosmetic work for me... um... OMG! Okay that makes me laugh. As for naked in the box... no way. Good grief!

I'm glad you were there to answer the questions - Livey is a very lucky child!

Posted by Teresa at August 8, 2010 10:54 PM

When my grandfather died in 2001, the funeral home put his dentures in. He got false teeth sometime in the late 40's- took them out on the drive home, and never wore them again. I understand, somewhat, what you are talking about.

Posted by Sean at August 9, 2010 12:35 AM

I had an acquaintance whose grandfather always had a full, white, bushy mustache. Clean-shaven elsewhere on his face, but with this huge mustache.

He was in a nursing home a few days right before he died, and he had grown some stubbly facial hair. The funeral home asked if the family wanted him shaved, and they said 'yes', thinking they'd clean up the stubble. And there he was at his viewing without any facial hair at all...his trade-mark bushy mustache was GONE!!

So...I've learned that taking a picture to the funeral home for the preparation is a very, very good idea.

Posted by Mrs. Who at August 9, 2010 11:16 AM

"Did they... cut him in half?"

Priceless.

Posted by Jerry in Indiana at August 9, 2010 10:59 PM

Well I ended up in the emergency room yesterday (severe gastric bleeding) and got to talk to my sister over the phone. Of course I requested the open casket no clothes funeral and she agreed to cremate me. The real question is whether or not I believe her.

When I recounted this to my mom I got her to laugh which is always a good thing to hear from a woman with a child in the ER.

Posted by Carl Brannen at August 12, 2010 10:29 PM