I couldn't believe the prices of the urns for cremains...some of them were as much as a casket!
My Dad's "cremains" were put in a plastic box and express posted to where I was. There was no separate cost for the box but the whole procedure cost $1600, not exactly lunch money but not a fortune either.
at a time when many people can't say "no"
I can, naturally I was upset but that didn't intrude into my thought process enough to allow me to be ripped off. And woe betide anyone that tries to lay a guilt trip on me because I didn't get the gold handles.
become a body donor for science.
My Dad tried that, but there were several technicalities that thwarted him, including that you had to live within 50k of the hospital or something like that, and he was away from home at the time.
The bottom line is that if you really don't care about such things the authorities will have to do something with you and you don't have to spend a cent, for myself I can handle that but I wanted my Dad's ashes (let's be charitable and assume that's what I got) to spread on our land.
Yeah I know, I'm a sentimental fool.
it's not legal in the US to change transmitter xtal's).
Isn't that how you avoid conflict at an RC meeting? At least in the days before digital transmitters.