The uncertainty of life should motivate us to prepare legal documents and leave written funeral instructions for our children. Also it is important that we write stories about our family, that we would like our future generation to know.
When appropriate, I believe we should also look after our funeral expenses like gravesite, funeral cost and headstone, because these cost increase about 5% each year. Plus it might save the children a ton of headaches on short notice.
Money paid for our funeral expenses also accumulate interest, that could be refunded to our children.
In our town, some people select the most economical grave site [$2400.], that allows for one casket and four urns, in each corner. If the urns are buried first, they can be temporary removed to place the casket.
I am thinking my headstone should read ' Life's work done on earth' with a Guyana flag, that links my gravesite with my Guyanese family. This is a place where I have not seen more than ten Guyanese here [thank goodness ] in 40 years. My liquor cabinet is still fully stocked.