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Friday, October 28, 2005 :::

For the Recently Bereaved, and Excessively Frugal

For when you want to bring home your dead like you would Chinese take-out. Available in bulk. Costco is creepy:

Renaissance Silk Urns

Kate, who sent me the link to the Costco Caskets page, would like to point out that there is a 100% satisfaction guaranteed return policy.

I also think this is super dooper creepy, in a sacrilegious, deifying-a-false-idol type of way:


::: posted by dan at 6:34 PM :: [ link ] :: (5) comments Social Bookmark Button

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And how would YOU bring home your dead?

You should see what the crematorium puts the ashes in--a plastic pink deformed milk jug-looking thing.

Unless you've been there, don't judge...oh, and bring your own container when the crematorium calls you to pick up the ashes.

And about Costco caskets--funeral homes charge as much as $1600 for the exact same coffin.

Excessively frugal? I think not. Just smart death shopping.

By Blogger Wenchypoo, at 6:29 AM  

When I die i want to be incarcerated, uh I meanincinerated. I told the Mrs. to bring my ashy ass back in a coffee can.

iBelieve that may be the dumbest thing EVER.

By Blogger BigDubb, at 10:14 AM  

I think wholesale caskets are a good thing - funeral homes charge severely inflated prices, taking advantage of people when they are most vulnerable. Perhaps locally owned funeral homes aren't as bad about this, but increasingly, the huge conglomerate SCI owns most of the funeral homes in states like Texas.

I think it's great for people to have the choice not to get ripped off and am glad Costco is willing to deal with this taboo.

By Anonymous texan, at 11:51 PM  

Sure, wholesale caskets = good. But I would prefer a coffee can to a something that looks like you'd get wontons in it.

By Blogger dan, at 1:29 AM  

My dad had arranged to donate his remains to a local medical school, so when they were finished using the body and had cremated it, they called to give us the option of picking up the ashes to dispose of, as we saw fit, or they would have a once-a-year memorial service for families of all donators and they would bury the ashes in a common grave with the other donators' cremains. (Dad was super frugal!) Mom chose to pick up the ashes, which came in a nice heavy metal box, inside a white cardboard box. She wasn't sure what to do with the cremains, though, so they rode around in the trunk of her car for I don't know how many months! She finally buried the ashes in a plot at the cemetery, where she had pre-purchased His & Her plots (a cost Dad wanted to avoid). Ya gotta laugh at Death, once in a while. We don't, any of us, get out of life alive, ya know! Enjoyed the article!

By Blogger Linda, at 9:02 AM  

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