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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 05:24 PM

5. Funeral costs are horrendous. I speak from the view of someone who worked

in a Funeral Home.

My honest and humble opinion would be to tell you to opt for the less expensive casket. The funeral home offerings are marked up quite a bit from what I remember and honestly I think that the funeral industry is at an advantage and they prey (for lack of a better word) on families who are at their most vulnerable.

Bless you Mom for having had the foresight to pre-plan. My MIL did the same thing and it was so much easier on her sons when the time came. They could focus on each other and comfort friends and family without having to worry about the financials be they a burden or not.

I'm sorry you find yourself in such a position. Having lost my Mum to colon cancer a number of years ago (still feels like yesterday) I can fully empathize with you.

May you find comfort in whatever you choose and embrace whatever time you have left with your dear Mom.


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