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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003
    In heels

    Man wants to keep the "Fun" in Funeral with do it yourself coffin kits

    Charlie Hetrick says he's working to "put the fun back in funerals." But that might give you the wrong idea. He's not dressing in a clown suit and juggling at the funeral home door or suggesting champagne toasts in the chapel.

    Hetrick, known to friends as "Outhouse Charlie," is making coffins -- in kit form for do-it-yourselfers or custom coffins designed to put you away with a smile on your face.

    Want to spend eternity face to face with (depending on your age and stage) Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jessica Simpson or Jane Fonda? A poster of your idol could be attached inside the lid. A favorite poem or artwork can be applied with a laser. A coffin interior may be wallpapered or painted a favorite color. The possibilities are almost unlimited.

    Hetrick even has a model that comes with a new hammer and a packet of nails so friends can give the dearly departed an airtight sendoff. Hetrick suggests lid nailing can be part of the funeral ceremony.

    Some of his clients order coffins early and put them to good use. One is currently serving as a glass-topped coffee table with

    a model railroad running around inside. Another is outfitted as a bookcase. A full standing elk was carved on the lid for another client.

    What started as a joke has become a business.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    This doesn't sound like something fun to me

    I'm going to be a diamond
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    In heels
    LOL.... I remember the diamond thread...

    Good Plan - make sure you leave yourself in your will.

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