Oh no, that's terrible. I thought these places offered some kind of financing. I'm so sorry you have to deal with such insensitive people. What a crime to take advantage of someone in mourning, my heart goes out to you and your family.
I stayed out of the planning of my MILs funeral (already too many cooks, if you know what I mean), so I don't know the exact amounts, but I know that it is expensive. It's crazy to have to pay so much at such a horrible time. I know many people have life insurance just to help pay funeral costs - it's just ridiculous.
I hope that something can be worked out to make it more manageable.
It is VERY expensive!!! Around here people have started doing a short visitation before the actual service because it's so pricey to have a visitation the day before at the funeral home. That's crazy!! I think I'm in the wrong business.
I agree with everyone else, funeral services are really expensive. It is only made worse by the fact that people only need them when a loved one has passed away and people are in mourning, the last thing they should have to deal with is financial worries. I'm so sorry you are going through this right now.
I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I know this has been such a difficult time for you and your family.
In addition to the pain of the loss, I am so sorry that your family now has to deal w/ the financial implications of the service. It's horrible how these places make money off of people when they are in a vulnerable state.
I love the idea of Trinity being up there w/ her Grandpa, teaching her how to play softball :)
I'll be keeping you in my prayers,
I'm late in posting, but wanted to extend my condolences on the loss of your FIL. I, like the others, smiled when you described him playing softball with your daughter. Sometimes those images are enough to get us through the rough times.
Yes, funeral costs are ridiculous. I'm sorry that your MIL has to deal with such nonsense at this difficult time.
Take care of yourself. Many thoughts and hugs coming your way.
I went through similar problems with the funeral home when I went to pick up Tristan and Gunnar's ashes. I was using my credit card to pay and they gave me a big run around about how they weren't sure if they accepted the card, wait here, etc. etc. My son's are dead in boxes and you are telling me that you have to check about payment?! They left me sitting alone for almost 20 minutes. I would think that people in this business could be more sensitive.
I hope that your family can find a way around the expenses to remember your FIL for the wonderful man he was without breaking the bank.
Sending you hugs,
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