Odd after-death arrangement: how to?
February 5, 2011 9:08 AM Subscribe
Two questions. How do I write a last will and testament when it involves those I know across the internet? And, how do I ensure that certain...eccentric requests involving my funeral and/or body be carried out?
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Following my death, I wish to keep funeral costs to a minimum. Being shoved under the ground sans embalming, being cremated--what would be the best choice?
More importantly--and I mean it when I say "more importantly"--I've got certain arrangements I want carried out before my body is disposed of. I would like to stress before I start that I'm being absolutely serious, and the outlandishness of my request makes sense in a context which I would rather not talk about here.
Alright. Here it goes.
I know three people, A, B, and C, albeit only over the internet. I suppose I could get A's real name and address out of him if I explained the circumstances, but I haven't, at least not yet. Anyway, I would like all of my possessions to be distributed among A, B, and C as they see fit, with two exceptions: My laptop, with everything on it, should go to A...and my preserved brain should go to C.
I would like to stress, again, that I'm being absolutely serious and that it makes sense in context. There's a sort of joke between me and C...
But that's not important. What's important is this: how do I ensure this goes off without a hitch? I would like to surprise C with my preserved brain, but I can't even begin to guess who to speak to about that--I know nothing, not about brains or law or last wills.
I'm hoping you can help me out and not dismiss me as some kind of crank. If it helps, I live on the American west coast.