Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Parents - gotta love 'em

OK this is totally not quilt-related but it's just too funny not to share. My parents are in their 70's, getting on in years - but they're still very active and I can barely imagine that they are that old! Now my father is quite an eccentric fellow - a wonderful man but a little different in many funny ways. Like the subject of death. He is very matter of fact about it (I have been given instructions NOT to fly all the way back to NZ and waste money since he'll be dead anyway) and has been planning it for years.
So yesterday what do I get in my inbox but a photo of my Mum standing at their new cemetary plots! My Dad was so excited to tell me all about them, where they were, how much they cost etc. I must admit, they will have a fantastic view when the time comes to live in said place!
Now the kicker is that he has also been telling everyone that my brother-in-law is going to make him his coffin! My BIL is a very talented carpenter and when I went back to visit in 2004, this was the subject of many conversations between the two. My Dad put the idea to him, and even was trying to sell the idea to all his aging friends! So I hear that Dad is still keen on this idea, as is my BIL, and knowing them, they'll actually do it!
I promise, back to quilty stuff tomorrow!

1 comment:

The Calico Cat said...

I know so many loved ones who wished that their dearly departed were so prepared....

But my ex-boyfriends parents purchased their plots a long time ago - by the time his father passed, they had to have "vaults" for the coffin to go in, etc. so even though he thought that all of those expenses were taken care of, they weren't...