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Are you 'prepared' or are you 'prepared' to die in France ?

Two very different questions.

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That is the debate of the day

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Well that's cheeful Smeg. Why did I have to rattle your cage

On the one hand I don't much care where I die, but on the other hand I'm not "prepared" to die anywhere. Dying doesn't worry me but being frail and incapacitated does.

Since we're on a morbid topic - I happened to comment to my friend just this morning that death somehow doesn't seem such a big deal at the moment. I'm not saying I want to die of covid any time soon, but the idea is vastly more appealing than lingering on for years with very little quality of life.

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Are you 'prepared' or are you 'prepared' to die in France ?
Two very different questions.
Two very different questions?

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Well, I have thought about it.

As France is my home I expect to die in France, altnough one never knows. I have been told that some 19 cent relative of mine in London was an undertaker and proudly exhibited bis own, future, coffin in his parlour. He went to see relatives in S Africa and died there...so much for planning!

I've made my wishes known to family, friends and neighbours. And perhaps I should inform the Mairie too, in my small village it's the control centre.

My wishes....

1. I wish that my body is disposed of in the cheapest and most environmentally manner possible. Does anyone know how I can leave my body, and my super sized brain to medical science? I do not wish to have a burial/cremation/departure ceromony. It's me who pays for this and I consider it a waste of my money.

2. I wish that all my friends and family gather for a really good champagne party. Everyone must tell a joke,if only to prove they can do better than me. Under French law this is difficult to finance, but I've made the necessary arrangements. Happy to discuss.

I'm happy to die knowing that what I've done in my life will bear witness to my many sins and few good deeds. Therefore no tombstones, plaques, newspaper announcements etc.

Funny coincidence this post, Smeggie. Only a few days ago I was discussing how I could get hold of a bottle of "goodbye" pills. They must have a very long shelf life. I want them at hand now, but I hope the need is a long way in the future.


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Going to die in France, get cremated, and have my ashes scattered at the family's traditional "resting place", the Golders Green Crematorium in London. There are generations of my family there. Also Peter Sellers, Keith Moon, Marc Bolan, and Sigmund Freud.

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Are you 'prepared' or are you 'prepared' to die in France ?

Two very different questions.
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Going to die in France, get cremated, and have my ashes scattered at the family's traditional "resting place", the Golders Green Crematorium in London. There are generations of my family there. Also Peter Sellers, Keith Moon, Marc Bolan, and Sigmund Freud.
But how do you get your ashes there ?

I think there are laws in France about this type of thing.

You can't just go around spreading your ashes.

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Personally, I don't care where I die as long as it is quick and as painlessly as possible. I've had two heart attacks, the first was a minor things and hardly worth noting as one, but the quacks insist that it was, the second was rather unpleasant and painful but since I was in hospital at the time, it was brought under control very quickly. No long lingering departure, please and no ceremony.
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But how do you get your ashes there ?

I think there are laws in France about this type of thing.

You can't just go around spreading your ashes.
Of course you can, you just tell the crematorium that you want to take/send them to whatever other country you wish and they seal them and provide the necessary paperwork for customs.

And in France you can take the ashes of the deceased and then decide what you wish to do with them, but you can't scatter them just anywhere (or of course you can take them to a cemetery and have them placed in a family grave or plot, or make arrangements with a garden of remembrance to either scatter them or place them in a wall - there are lots of options.

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