The Last Farewell

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The Last Farewell

Postby Catsumi » Jan 31st, 2018, 6:49 pm

Aging babyboomers are staring down the "end of life" gun barrel, and soon, it is off and away to darkness or another adventure, who knows?


However, we can have some fun with this upcoming, nonrefundable big ticket day. Or, pick up some ideas.

Some have allowed their carcasses to be towed out to sea and sunk (complete with cannonballs) onto manmade reefs for the fishes and underwater ecosystems benefit.

Others wish to stuff themselves with popcorn kernels and go out with a big bang under the flames of the crematorium.

Others want to have their corpses tossed off high cliffs to be disposed of by crows and varmints.

Personally, a dramatic send out a la King Arthur suits me... Set fire to the barge with me on it, pals drinking and hooting onshore.
Perfection.

How about your plans, or "wish you could" plan?

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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby Queen K » Jan 31st, 2018, 6:56 pm

Oh God for a minute there I thought you were leaving Castanet.

Okay, fire/barge/booze on shore. What else could I order? Fireworks? Band? Alan's got the catering job in the bag.

As for me, I hope I get dumped in the Amazon River so the pirahanas finish me off in eight seconds, otherwise that National Geographic nature show I watched is one big lie.
Could it be that a whole life can shift the day one starts telling the truth about what makes one happy? ETA: sometimes I out-clever myself and sabatoge happiness. How does that work?

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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby Catsumi » Jan 31st, 2018, 8:43 pm

Fireworks and catering. Good idea.

It's fun to think of the pirhanas picking their teeth after dining on a QK feast! [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby Queen K » Jan 31st, 2018, 10:57 pm

ON a more serious note, I have no idea how I'd even get to the Amazon River. Insurance would cost a fortune.
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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 1st, 2018, 6:11 am

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. I’d have to think of what type of tree I would want to be. Maybe a ponderosa Pine so that I can live on to be a pain in the azz.


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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby Bsuds » Feb 1st, 2018, 7:09 am

Queen K wrote:ON a more serious note, I have no idea how I'd even get to the Amazon River. Insurance would cost a fortune.


A gofundme page?
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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 1st, 2018, 10:02 am

Burn me and Urn me.

If people want to gather..
I ask only one thing.
Play this....Clear and Loud...

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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby Glacier » Feb 1st, 2018, 10:47 am

I want to be cremated. It's my only chance to ever have a smoking hot body.

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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby OldIslander » Feb 1st, 2018, 10:53 am

A buddy of mine has spoken for years of how he wants to go. In his mid-80's, shot by a jealous husband, while bailing out the back window of his paramour's house...! I hope he makes it.

My wife and I take slightly more pragmatic approach to shuffling off our mortal coils. We've both been thru the life-sucking experience of having aging parents failing, mentally and physically, going into care homes, and essentially living out their final days, unaware of their surroundings, or wishing they were gone. It's a brutal thing to go through. So both of us are amendment that we don't want to do that.

I had an elderly relative many years ago, who decided one day that he was merely putting in time. He was no longer enjoying life and there was zero chance that he ever would. He was not contributing to society, and in fact was a drain on it. So he stopped eating and drinking. Within 2 days he was in the hospital with a DNR, and a glass of water beside his bed, which he was free to drink at any time. He could have food for the asking. He quietly passed away a couple of days later.

Maybe that's what I'll do, when the time comes. I hope I'd have the courage...
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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 1st, 2018, 10:56 am

Glacier wrote:I want to be cremated. It's my only chance to ever have a smoking hot body.



:130: :hailjo: :clapping: :130:

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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby Fancy » Feb 1st, 2018, 10:57 am

Party hardy and throw my ashes to the wind (don't litter though).
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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 1st, 2018, 10:57 am

Dying is easy.....Life is difficult.
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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby oldtrucker » Feb 1st, 2018, 11:13 am

Ageing is a disease. Cryonics is the way to go...Imagine waking up in the year 2122 and the last thing you remember is dying. A cure for ageing found in the year 2099. If only I had the money. Imagine living long enough to view glaciation periods as nothing more than seasons. 'The last farewell' could be a incredible new beginning if you have the cash.
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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 1st, 2018, 11:23 am

My one Grandpa spent 10 years of mostly bed care,
Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

My Pap; One, massive, fatal, heart attack.

I know my preference.


There's an old saying, slightly changed up by me;

"I want to die like my Dad, in my sleep, not screaming like
all the passengers on his bus !"
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Re: The Last Farewell

Postby Catsumi » Feb 2nd, 2018, 8:59 am

TreeGuy wrote:This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. I’d have to think of what type of tree I would want to be. Maybe a ponderosa Pine so that I can live on to be a pain in the azz.




Treeguy, I love this idea of becoming a tree (nuts for me!). [icon_lol2.gif]

It makes so much sense.... rather than graveyards for the dead, a tree for the living, instead.

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