Buried at 45 degrees...

As I type, Sir Jimmy Saville is lying in "state" in a golden* coffin in a Leeds hotel.

According to his wishes, he will be buried at an angle of 45 in Scarborough, "so that he see the sea".

What odd burial wishes do you have?

Mine are simple - a cardboard box under an oak or horse-chestnut sapling.

BBC Story.

Just in case you don't know who Sir Jimmy was.




*Golden, but not gold.

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Ninzerbean5 years ago
In my will, it states that I want to be cremated and part of the ashes to be put in a walnut shell to be placed on the mantle. That's so people can say "That's Nina in a nutshell".
This comment has made my day two times now. XD
Glad to know LiRa, but I have to tell you that it was not my idea; I read an interview that Bob Dylan gave in Playboy about 30 years ago where he said that this was what he was going to do when he died. I thought it was a good idea, then about a year ago put it in my will. I didn't think of it as a pun but as a litteral amusing idea. I get frustrated at being misunderstood so often, maybe Bob Dylan felt the same way...
Wait, you mean you literally DID put that in your will? Or are you pulling my leg again?
I did. Literally. Why not, you don't know when you're dead anyway.
Kiteman (author)  Ninzerbean5 years ago
Instructable idea: How to Make a Display Stand for a Walnut.

(Then you add the url to your will...)
Kiteman (author)  Ninzerbean5 years ago
That's a heck of a legacy - a decades-long mass groan at an awful pun!
iceng Kiteman5 years ago
First two letters of pun.
iceng5 years ago
I don't think I would do like Bill Lear once explained he would end his life.

Bill was going to fly a plane down into the fires of a Volcano,  Ugh..

But then the insurance companies we all love interceded.
Bill was too old to fly alone.  A co-pilot was an insurance requirement
or no fly.  Now, Bill had a good heart  but was cantankerous and soon
ran low on co-pilots.  That's when Bill sent his man servant to Learjet
pilots school.

Gunther the man servant to Bill was a marvel to watch as the co-pilot.
Some pilots would slap Bill's hand or overpower him on the yoke to
fly the plane from danger.  But , Gunther could not touch his employer
nor overpower the him.

This co-pilot would fly the Jet through Bill's head view by waving his
hands in front of Mr. Lear's eyes much like a handy A.L.S. to direct the
"Old Man" respectful term flying the Jet to a many successful landings.

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I always loved what he named his daughter - Shanda
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