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#1 jszucs

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

Ok so with the Profesor Quest passing, and I just put my dog down yesterday it got me thinking.  I though about my own mortality for a bit, and my current and more then likely future situation.

So for me I will never have kids, though recently have questioned all I have worked for going to noone and nothing.

So what would you like done when you die?  Ie would you like a traditional barial plot, creamation ECT.

What would you like done with what remains?  I have started to think I would like to be cremated and then put just a bit of me in the exaust pipes of the cars at the start of a race....  not a huge race fan but just a though.  Then I though take my ashes and fill the exaust of one of my cars on say like the start of the tail of the dragon and just blast the car down the tail.

Then I started thinking (though I have alreayd planed out for a few cars)  What about the stable of cars?  Who gets what?  Who will be the best stewards?  Who really would love, care for, and it would mean something for to have one..... all

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:57 PM

I just hope the wife doesn't sell all my cars, parts, and tools for what I told her they cost! I've got a daughter already and a son on the way, so I hope they take enogh interest in the things I've enjoyed in life, and my wife can pass all that stuff down to them. If not, she's call all my good friends together and let them take what they wanted. I just hope all my tools don't go to waste. I probably have $50-75k in tools alone.


As far as my body...I either want to be buried in a car, or cremated and have my ashes mixed into paint used to repaint the walls at a NASCAR track... probably Daytona or Talladega...or maybe back home in MI at MIS

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:01 PM

Once you're dead it doesn't matter anymore.  All I can do is hope whoever gets my stuff is as happy to have it as I was.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:02 PM

I know I want to be cremated and have my ashes spread in nature (love the Smokey Mountains) or have them used specifically to help a plant/tree grow.

As for my cars... luckily I'm still young and unless something unfortunate happens, I won't have to worry about that in the near future.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

It is something you seriously should think about... I had to deal with this last year when my brother passed away suddenly.  He was 34 at the time and other than pain issues from a broken hip he got in the Marines, didn't have any other known health issues.  He didn't have a will of any sort.  In reality he had very few monitory possessions so it wasn't the biggest deal on Earth, but any thing you do at that time is a stressful event and really not something you'd want to see a loved one go thru.  

I few years ago I had picked up an '02 VW GTI to run as a beater car to keep mileage off my brand new cars.  Not too long after, my brother's F150 started giving him problems, so I just gave him the GTI.  I then used the F150 as a trade in to get another new car.  After he died, the GTI kind of by default went back to me.  It's not that it's a beater car by any means, it's just that nobody in my immediate family (or anyone I would want to give a car to) needs a set of wheels... especially being a manual trans.  For the first few months I drove it a lot, but now it sits in my garage with a flat tire, dead battery (just from not being ran) and it probably has enough gas in it to get it halfway to the gas station.  

Now I'm in a position where I'm really torn at what to do about it.  I obviously have a lot of sentimental attachment to the car as it was something important I gave my brother and something he really loved and cared for.  But, on the other hand, I really have no use for it.  I hardly drive my RX8 as it is... that's really a garage queen that only gets brought out when it's a perfect day out.  I only put about 2,000 miles on it last year as it is now.  They both just chill in the garage while my actual daily driver sits outside.  I'd like to reclaim that garage spot but I can't bring myself to sell the car.  

Kinda long to read, but that's something to think about too, if you're really gonna be serious about it.  Gifting some of your crap (no matter what it means to you) to someone may be in theory a great idea, but sometimes there is a bit of a burden or hassle that may come with it.  Especially with an item as large as a car.  

FWIW, we had my brother cremated (that is one wish of his we knew about, something we've all talked about when my parents set up their will).  I too want to be cremated.  As for what happens to my stuff, I'm of the mentality that I'll be dead, so I really won't give a damn, anyway.  It's highly doubtful about me having kids unless whomever I'm with is just deadset on having them.  Otherwise, my partner or whatever close relatives can pick any of my stuff that they want... and then they're more than welcome to sell/donate/burn whatever is left.  Money from my life insurance policy and my retirement (yeah, like there is anything left in that...) is set up a lot more structured, but follows the same path of partner/parents, and then certain family members.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

Oh, for those that want to get cremated and their ashes spread in such a such place, that may not always be possible.  Turns out there is a lot of rules and regulations to that stuff!  My brother wanted his ashes spread in Japan (my parents were air force, so that's where he was born) and they've got specific rules against bringing remains/ashes into the country.  A Marine friend of his that travels to Japan all the time said he can make it happen on the base there, but it's not like I could go to the top of Mt Fuji and dump his ashes there.  

Once again, I really don't give a damn at that point anyway.  Push me off the back of a boat for all I care.  :)

One last (probably long) note about this.  When my Grandma (Dad's Mom) died, her biggest fear was that after she was gone nobody would come visit her.  I always make it a point to visit her, even though it's an hour away from where I grew up, and now I only get up to Indiana once a year on average.  It's something that I do out of habit now, if I'm anywhere close to the area.  For those that remember the somewhat infamous pictures of my durban maroon '88 in a graveyard, those were taking on a whim walking back from my Grandma's grave.  I just thought the car looked nice and keep a digital camera in the glovebox.  While I don't want to make it sound like a burden, as I'd do anything for my Grandma, but after I'm gone I really don't need anyone going out of their way to see where I lay.  That's actually the reasoning my parents and brother decided to go with cremation.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:48 PM

i want to be put behind the steering wheel and have the car pushed into the ocean to be used as a reef foundation!  that way my quest will live for centuries!

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

^ wow yeah I haven't even got to the point yet of thinking of it on the burden side to the survivers, but that is another factor.  Woudn't want to saddle someone with some collection they know nothing about or even what to do with, or them to feel like they have no room to even store the stuff.

You also bring up another point that sadded me so much at my grandmothers passing.  All be it I was like 17 at the time it made me SICK to see the family come over pick though the stuff then fighting about who got what.  The straw for me was they were fighting over stuff like a pot or pan that meant nothing to my grandma, but her crafts and craft boxes just sat ignored, and they were some of the most important items to her.  She had the most amazing salt and peper shaker colletion I have ever seen and they scoured though them just looking for $ one's or one's they could sell easy not to keep and treasure like she did.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:36 PM

Yeah, it's interesting to see what some people attempt attach sentimental value to when it is something that they value.  Except for the blue book value, the GTI wouldn't mean anything to anyone else in the family, but to me it was special because I was in a position to give it to my brother no strings attached, and he really loved the car.  Despite the fact my brother and I were pretty close, besides a love for music there wasn't a whole lot for us to connect on.  That was something we did connect on.  At least we never got into a position where we hated each other or fought for those differences, though.  

While it was never a concern or an issue between my brother and I, my parents have a clause in their will that if anyone were to contest or argue what the will spells out, they're automatically out of the will and they get nothing.  That was put more into place because my Mom has a lot of brothers and sisters, so obviously it wouldn't work to try and split an item so many ways.  All the major things were split 50/50 between my brother and I, but there are some other things and a certain amount of money (if any is left over at the time of their death) that will go to my Dad's brother and mainly to one of my Mom's sisters.  But, as things have turned out, most everything will come down to me and what I decide to do with it, I suppose.  

Along with other instruments, my brother had two guitars that meant a lot to him.  I gave one to my uncle, which I now really regret.  A couple days after the funeral my Uncle and I had a huge falling out.  Had I known what all crap was going down just a few days afterward, there is no way in hell I would ever give him anything of my brother's.  The other I gave to a close friend of both of ours that I know will use that guitar quite a lot.  

It's can be funny and odd going thru basically someone's life though.  There were things that my brother had held on to from when we were kids, and then going thru his clothes there were some shirts/jackets that I'd think "didn't I buy that?".  Probably the funniest was in the time waiting for my parents to get into town, one of my cousins who I'm close to was sitting in my kitchen with me, having a drink and just trying to process everything (like I said, it was very sudden).  She looks at me and goes "I wonder if you should try to find and hide any porn your brother has before your Mom looks at any of his stuff?"
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:42 PM

And for those that want to be buried with their car, just remember... this is what your creepy ass is gonna look like.  

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

^^ yes....imagine that with fish eating my face and coral growing all around it!

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:25 PM

View PostErnie88TSi, on 09 January 2014 - 01:17 PM, said:

Oh, for those that want to get cremated and their ashes spread in such a such place, that may not always be possible.  Turns out there is a lot of rules and regulations to that stuff!  My brother wanted his ashes spread in Japan (my parents were air force, so that's where he was born) and they've got specific rules against bringing remains/ashes into the country.  A Marine friend of his that travels to Japan all the time said he can make it happen on the base there, but it's not like I could go to the top of Mt Fuji and dump his ashes there.  




That is true. After I got my idea about having my remains painted onto a NASCAR track, I actually thought about looking into that sort of stuff as a biz.... Could use the paint at a NASCAR track, NFL statdiums, Hockey stadiums, etc... I figured they pay people to paint those venues, so if I could undercut those prices and get to do all the painting, I could mix ashes in with the paint, and charge the deceased's family a fee, so I'd be able to make money on both ends of the deal. Once I looked into it tho, there's all sorts of rules and regulations having to do with human remains, and it would either not be possible (depending on state law), or too costly to make much money at it. It's no problem for a family to take a relative's ashes to those places and dump them, but it's a whole different story trying to do that stuff as a for-profit business.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:29 PM

^ yeah no joke..... there was all kinda paperwork I just had to fill out for my dog to be creamated and in OH he's considered my property......   Humans are even crazier with the rules.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

I told my wife to put my ashes in the trunk of the car, that way if she gets stuck in the snow she can use it for traction.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

I want my ashes mixed in with a new tire and I want my friends to do a big tail burnout.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

Use my body for medical/scientific research. I pretty much believe it's a useless husk after death. May as well be used to teach others how to save a life.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:14 PM

Part both of us out because that's what usually happens :)
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:46 PM

^ Lol. I too am an organ donor. but on a serious note. when some one dies. the vultures circle. you need it spelled out what you want, you cannot trust that verbal means anything. don't you all watch the peoples court? lol. it is even harder when there is a lot to gain,,,like say acreage. classic cars, fire arms ect. ask me how I know. I have had a few deaths in the family recently and to say the least it it much better being married to an only child. no siblings bickering over things. as for my car and my things. all to my wife an son,,,what they do with it from her idk,, I would hope they get use out of it but, its not like I can do anything about it.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:51 PM

Cremate my body, Cousin gets the cars/tools (assuming my Dad is gone by then), Sell the house or give it to my wife (if I ever get one)
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

Admittedly I haven't decided about my own carcass.  I don't want my auto stuff dumped off cheap if it can be avoided, but I'll have to make some sort of list of things that will have value to another as opposed to being scrap.

My Mom wanted to be cremated and have her ashes split between the grave where my Dad's gonna go and since she was from a tiny little town off the Chespeake Bay, have half her ashes spread in the bay.  We looked into that nd since the rule was to be a mile out from shore and such and we not having a boat large enough for everyone, just walked down to the waters edge in town and quietly let that part of her go.  No one obviously was the wiser for it.  So do what you need and keep quiet about it.
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