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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dumpster

In the last year on our road into town in rural Vermont, we have seen the personal effects of 3 people who have recently died packed into dumpsters at the side of the road. In one case the family had a tag sale and sold all the valuable stuff (her crystal collection) and tossed the rest in the dumpster. For some reason this creeps me out big time and I don't want it to happen to me. Are there best practices for disposing of the personal effects of family members?How did your family dispose of the stuff of the deceased that you didn't want? Yes.... I know about a will and have one.
posted by Xurando on Jan 22, 2012 - 20 answers

Is The Cyber Life Infinite?

Novel Research Filter: Any ideas about how to have a continuous internet presence after death. I'm not just wondering about keeping blogs and facebook, Metafilter open but generating actual content. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Apr 12, 2010 - 18 answers

Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend Bruce, Can You Tell Me Where He's Gone?

While searching for an old friend on Facebook, I found out that he had died a year ago, "unexpectedly at home." Usually that means something bad. What's an appropriate response given that amount of time? Should I follow-try to contact his wife, whom I never met?
posted by Xurando on Feb 22, 2009 - 43 answers

On the 5th day of Christmas someone gave to me......

Help! I just received an unexpected and unsolicited check for several thousand dollars from the sister of my best friend who died several years ago. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Dec 28, 2007 - 22 answers

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