Once again, purely out of curiousity, what are your plans for all of your belongings once you're dead LotS? What plans have you put into place to make sure that none of your belongings end up in a museum in the future?
Well I've thought of putting in my will, that I wanted my coffin boobytrapped...So that if it is opened the whole thing blows...taking not only my corpse and possessions, but whomever was stupid enough to open it.
Seriously now...As for any money left behind, that would go to family or friends. Along with whatever possession I have at the time. If any jewelry is buried with me, like rings or watches (not that I would need a watch at that point) I'd probably have it stipulated in my will that they are not to be removed, ect.
However, I'm seriously considering cremation. Thanks to my Aunt watching all those forsenic files, autopsy's ect...she learned that when your corpse is at the funeral home and they are getting ready to embalm you...they stick a rod into your corpse and literally break your internal organs up. So not only is cremation cheaper, it seems less gruesome. If I do go with cremation, then all my possessions such as rings, watches, ect would also be burned with me.
Come to think of it, what about antiques? Things that have passed on through generations and end up in a store? What is your position on those things?
If I pass something on to my family members, and they wind up selling it...then that's what happens. It would be within their rights to do so. Say I leave a rare coin I found, or something along those lines...20 years down the road that piece is now worth some serious money and my family decides to sell it...then that's their choice. I have no problem with family members selling off a passed relatives possessions. They are the ones who have to decide if they can live with selling it.
I'm sorry if I'm stepping on any toes, but this whole conversation is really interesting to me.
It takes a lot more then asking questions to step on my toes...