Tuesday, December 16, 2008



I came across an article on MSNBC about cell phones, blackberries, other devices and how people are now demanding to be buried with them, or at least the family is requesting it. I do not know if that is a something I would put in my will: please bury me with my cell phone, I might need it…

One woman apparently had her husband buried with his cell phone, put in a new battery, still pays the phone bill 3 years later, as she likes to make a nightly call to his voice mail.

Another woman had her husband in the casket at the funeral with his iPod plugged into earphones and playing while the service was going on. She buried him that way too.

Another couple had their 12 year old son buried with his game boy.

Apparently this all gives comfort to the living, thank God the article did not say it gave comfort to the dead or I would have thought the author was as crazy as the people burying communication or gaming devices with their loved ones.

“A lot of people say the phone represents the person, that it is part of their legacy,” says Potvin of Hollywood Forever. “It’s an extension of them, like their class ring.”

I hope I am not remembered as and extension of my cell phone.

“Others do it as a way to provide comfort — both to themselves and the departed.”

Oops I guess I spoke to soon on the comfort for the departed…

“It’s comforting to the family to think mom’s playing her iPod or dad’s still got the cell phone that was attached to his ear all the time,” she said. “It’s comforting to think those things are still with them.”

They think dead Mom is playing her iPod? And people think I am crazy?

6 comments:

Woozie said...

I really should start writing up some sort of funerary plan (not that I plan on dying any time soon). Honestly I'll be pissed if I'm sent on my merry way with the typical boring, awkward, drab affair. I want something unique, grand, fabulous even! Expect live music and delicious food, oh yes.

Raspootin said...

Oooo Im right there with you on that. I need to find a 3rd party to handle it so the folks that I leave my money to don't stiff me.
(excuse the pun)

I think a good party planner person is in order; not some funeral director guy eweeewwee.

yellowdog granny said...

I want to be buried with both hands giving the finger..nice to think about every one looking in my coffin and seeing me flipping them off..

Little eye said...

Please bury me with this attached to me.

Golden Beatle said...

I started planning my funeral details years ago, but every time I mention them to my mom, she ignores me. So Nancy - you wanna be in charge of the arrangements? You get things done.

Raspootin said...

YDgrand: the finger thing would would for me except Im going to donate my organs then my body to med student to play with, its last hurray before being cremated.

LE no problem If I am alive I will ask them to botox your privates to attention and insert as appropriate.

Golden: I think it is very likely that I will die way before you; probably a good thing to just put in writing what you want so there is no confusion.