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    On death and dying...

    Hubby and I just returned from signing our Wills, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Proxy. The lawyer kept making inappropriate jokes about death. It was awkward. Hubby walked home after the meeting. I told him to be careful crossing the bridge. MUUUUUHAHAHAHAHA!

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    Oh man, what a great thread idea! I really like the way you said "MUUUUUHAHAHAHAHA!" Could you do that for us again!? Please?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    MU.HA.HA.HA.HA. <-- see what I did there? Not what you expected, was it? I like to mix things up, keep it real. HOLLA!

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    There's an old saying "Live every day as if it were your last". I always questioned that. I mean, who wants to spend every day signing wills and listening to everyone around you crying all the time?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    The lawyer kept making inappropriate jokes about death. It was awkward.
    "I bet you're dying to sign these papers!"
    "Did you see what the Heat did to the Pacers? They killed them!"
    "I love Chris Rock, he slays me!"

    Okay, cheesey jokes over and out!
    Maintaining enthusiasm in the face of crushing apathy.

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    Quote Originally posted by Coragus View post
    "I bet you're dying to sign these papers!"
    "Did you see what the Heat did to the Pacers? They killed them!"
    "I love Chris Rock, he slays me!"

    Okay, cheesey jokes over and out!
    I must admit, I made a zombie joke so I guess I'm just as guilty.



    Helpful tidbit - they suggested that we not keep our Wills in a safe deposit box as one's safe deposit box becomes sealed upon one's death. So it could be difficult to access unless . . .BRAAAAIIIIINNNNNNNSSSSSS.

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    I want to go peacefully in my sleep just like Grandpa, not screaming and yelling like the other people in his car...
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Hubby and I just returned from signing our Wills, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Proxy. The lawyer kept making inappropriate jokes about death. It was awkward. Hubby walked home after the meeting. I told him to be careful crossing the bridge. MUUUUUHAHAHAHAHA!
    Oh, you are TOO GOOD! Do you know how long we've been saying we need to do that?! The unexpected death of my cousin's husband this week reminded me, once again, that we really need to draw up our wills...

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    Oops, sorry, I thought this was a serious thread! Carry on...

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    When I had an operation in September I prepared a will and had it witnessed. Freaked out my wife, but I felt I had to do it.

    My son sometimes will ask if this or that is in the will and who gets it. Mostly he wants to be sure I leave him the fun stuff (boats, guns, DVDs, etc.)
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Oh, you are TOO GOOD! Do you know how long we've been saying we need to do that?! The unexpected death of my cousin's husband this week reminded me, once again, that we really need to draw up our wills...

    EDIT:
    Oops, sorry, I thought this was a serious thread! Carry on...
    Semi-serious thread. It took us awhile to actually get it done but we decided [or I did and Hubby went along with it] to use some of our Tax Return $ to pay for it. We live a thrilling life. :p

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    Want to hear something outrageous? I have this friend, see. And he's married to a lawyer who specializes in family law (you know, divorces, wills, durable power of attorneys, etc.). Now get this....they don't have a will drafted up yet!! Nope. Even though it would cost nothing more than her getting up off her lazy butt and drafting one. The guy I understand rails on her all the time to do one and she's always saying "yeah yeah I will, but I'm really busy right now". Pretty ridiculous, huh?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    My wife and I keep saying we need to go get ours re-worked now that we have a daughter and a house but we are just too lazy to actually do it... and it will probably take us longer to drive to the lawyer's office than it will to actually go over everything. We have given ourselves a deadline of our daughters 2nd birthday in August to get our wills and living wills revised and make sure all the beneficiaries on all of our accounts are updated.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Want to hear something outrageous? I have this friend, see. And he's married to a lawyer who specializes in family law (you know, divorces, wills, durable power of attorneys, etc.). Now get this....they don't have a will drafted up yet!! Nope. Even though it would cost nothing more than her getting up off her lazy butt and drafting one. The guy I understand rails on her all the time to do one and she's always saying "yeah yeah I will, but I'm really busy right now". Pretty ridiculous, huh?
    Your...uh, I mean his wife doesn't need a will. Thought process: If he dies, wife gets everything that attorney doesn't get. Wife IS attorney, therefore wife gets everything. If she dies, attorney gets everything so what's wrong with that?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I want to go peacefully in my sleep just like Grandpa, not screaming and yelling like the other people in his car...
    lol, that joke killed me

    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Want to hear something outrageous? I have this friend, see. And he's married to a lawyer who specializes in family law (you know, divorces, wills, durable power of attorneys, etc.). Now get this....they don't have a will drafted up yet!! Nope. Even though it would cost nothing more than her getting up off her lazy butt and drafting one. The guy I understand rails on her all the time to do one and she's always saying "yeah yeah I will, but I'm really busy right now". Pretty ridiculous, huh?
    My girlfriend is currently assisting a family lawyer. If I recall correctly, he had another lawyer draft up his will. I think his excuse was the same as your friend's excuse...
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    After we had the daughter, my mom hounded us to get a will done. We finally did when she was around 5. Talked to lawyer friend, told him she gets everything, who will be executor and who gets to take care of her. He called a couple days later and said 'come on in and sign your life away.' Fairly painless and strighforward.
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    After we had the daughter, my mom hounded us to get a will done. We finally did when she was around 5. Talked to lawyer friend, told him she gets everything, who will be executor and who gets to take care of her. He called a couple days later and said 'come on in and sign your life away.' Fairly painless and strighforward.
    If only it was that simple... We have no kids; I dunno who to give our junk, er, valuable property to. Mainly we want to protect each other in case one of us passes away, but beyond that - ? Give it all to the cats and dog, maybe.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I'm not afraid to die.
    Not me. Dying scares me to death.
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    This thread is too grave for me.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    This thread is too grave for me.

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    Too cryptic for me. Must have something caught in my throat, can't stop coffin.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Fat Cat

    you mean, I have to leave?

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    Thust wondering if thith thread hath a deathtination?

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    The joking lawyer must only have felt pressure to divert attention from the joke of his certainly overpriced fee.

    I don't see anything funny about the topic, unless, to be repetetive, it is the cost of legal service.

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    I get yakked at on a regular basis to do this. I'm not married, but my sister nags me like she is my wife!

    Maybe coming from a family of nags is keeping me from getting married?
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    I keep getting solicitations from my insurance agent. 20-something telemarketer, complete with vocal fry, calls to chirp at me about "in case something terrible happens." Sheesh. Everything's paid off.

    Although the snowstorm crash that befell Jeffrey Zaslow inspired me to draft something and leave on my computer's desktop.

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