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    Customized coffins

    Some people are very particular about what they get buried in:

    Bill Bramanti will love Pabst Blue Ribbon eternally, and he's got the custom-made beer-can casket to prove it.

    He threw a party Saturday for friends and filled his silver coffinódesigned in Pabst's colors of red, white and blueówith ice and his favorite brew.

    Bramanti ordered the casket from Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home in Chicago Heights, and Scott Sign Co. of Chicago Heights designed the beer can.

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    Re: Cusomized coffins

    The irony is that he can afford a casket this special, but cannot afford better beer. :)



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    Re: Customized coffins

    I vote for a cigar box in the backyard, just like the one my hamster got, when I was a kid.


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    Re: Customized coffins

    Just read about "green" coffins that are biodegradable. Not sure why, if you're so inclined, you wouldn't skip the box all together and just let them drop you in a hole.



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    Re: Customized coffins

    I saw this article and was disappointed... something like that you have to have a picture of!


    Props for using it as a beer bucket until he kicks the bucket though... I'm sure he paid faaaaaaar too much money for it to be a one time use thing...


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    Re: Customized coffins

    This is what I am getting put to rest in.




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    Re: Customized coffins

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Just read about "green" coffins that are biodegradable. Not sure why, if you're so inclined, you wouldn't skip the box all together and just let them drop you in a hole.

    Isn't it illegal? If it isnt, I wish they would. I hate what it costs for a burial and funeral these days and I wouldnt want to burden my family. Wrap me in a hefty, say some kinda words, and throw me in.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Isn't it illegal? If it isnt, I wish they would. I hate what it costs for a burial and funeral these days and I wouldnt want to burden my family. Wrap me in a hefty, say some kinda words, and throw me in.
    My dad told us if we want we can go by some pinewood from Menards and nail it together... at the most. Use the money for something fun or useful...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    My dad told us if we want we can go by some pinewood from Menards and nail it together... at the most. Use the money for something fun or useful...
    See, he's a smart man.

    Why is it alot of women dont take this that way. My mom demands a nice casket. And my wife wants a nice one as well. Geez ladies, just because I toss you in a target bag doesnt mean I dont love you.



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    I want my to be cremated and have my ashes divided up and given to anyone who wants them. Those people can choose to keep them or scatter them at some place of significance in our relationship.

    I hope someone has the sense to scatter some at Hilton Coliseum. (Outside of it, not inside)


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    Re: Customized coffins

    On a side note I'd rather not have a funneral... they're depressing and boring.

    Throw a party in my memory insted


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    Re: Customized coffins

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Isn't it illegal? If it isnt, I wish they would. I hate what it costs for a burial and funeral these days and I wouldnt want to burden my family. Wrap me in a hefty, say some kinda words, and throw me in.
    Yep. In Iowa you need a crypt, at a minimum. It's to prevent the biohazard that is "you" from leeching into the soil and.... well, I'm sure there's "some" reason for it....

    My very, very, very first job was mowing lawns and digging graves at the itty-bitty cemetary our church owned. I'm still pretty wicked with a spade....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Yep. In Iowa you need a crypt, at a minimum. It's to prevent the biohazard that is "you" from leeching into the soil and.... well, I'm sure there's "some" reason for it....

    My very, very, very first job was mowing lawns and digging graves at the itty-bitty cemetary our church owned. I'm still pretty wicked with a spade....
    Similarly, I also once had a summer position working at a cemetary. However, my job was in Spencer, Iowa and I don't recall digging any graves since we relied on machines.


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    Re: Customized coffins

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Yep. In Iowa you need a crypt, at a minimum. It's to prevent the biohazard that is "you" from leeching into the soil and....
    Given the chemicals found in most processed food we eat, that is probably not that far from the truth...


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