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?