Jun 17, 2010

Green Coffins


I never want to be buried in a fancy coffin.  I figure, if I don't get cremated, I'd want to be buried in the cheapest pine box. No formaldehyde, just me in a suit.

There are these new "green" cemeteries. You can have your ashes buried in the woods, marked by small, simple markers. That might be a little too granola green for me. I'd be fine being buried next to my parents if Larry doesn't mind being buried in Costa Mesa.

I found these on the website Ship Of Fools. Cardboard coffins that will compost quickly, designed from what looks like Windows XP wallpaper. You can get anything on your coffin, from your favorite sports team to your favorite vodka. Ack!  Noticably absent are any religious themes.  But you can get poker or rocks on your coffin or a lame joke. This one hit a little too close to home ...


I must admit, I did like this one...


But I'd rather have the image of Jesus on the coffin. No offense to the fab four ...

4 comments:

Taking Heart said...

My nine year old is OBSESSED with the Beatles... I won't show him this... He will want one just for fun... this is a cardboard box I do not want my kids playing in... lol.

Susan Isaacs said...

Hey I'm tempted to pre-order this one myself. And for your son to be OBSESSED with the Beatles, not a bad thing. But yeah. Don't show him this any time soon!

D.L. Diener said...

can't figure out where else to put this-- I just saw the popcorn commercial! [it's the first time I've recognized you on tv (I read your memoir first), it was so weird, like- hey, there's Susan, I know her- oh wait, that's right, I don't actually know her, I just follow her blog.] it's a funny commercial, or at least it seemed so in my allergy-med-induced haze. congrats on some gainful employment :)

Susan Isaacs said...

Hey that's great to hear!! I think it's been running on "America's Got Talent." That means health insurance for us. And hey if you read my blog we are officially friends. :)

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