My father did exactly what he wanted, to be buried not underground but on top of the dirt in a bronze container, surrounded by a mausoleum. My father has told my sister and I multiply times what he wants. He wants the same casket Michael Jackson had! As for myself a cremation with an exquisit urn. My sister a traditional funeral……I graduated Mortuary School in 2009, in the 4 years I’ve been working we see both an even number of families who have no clue what their father or mother wanted or we have families who’s parents planned their own funeral from every little detail.
I believe each family should have the talk as soon as possible. Death is inevitable and no one ever knows when their time is up.