3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > General chatter

General chatter Because life isn't just about dieting. Play games, jokes, or share what's new in your life!

What newspapers charge for obits is obscene

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-07-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
I wanna be a loser, too
 
cbmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 3,536

Height: vertically challenged

Angry What newspapers charge for obits is obscene

My mom's obit was not very long. The Pensacola News Journal charged us almost $600! It ran for only 2 days.

Maybe other newspapers don't do that. I really think they should think about what they are doing. We were not given a guideline as to how many words for what price either.
__________________
love n kisses,


Life does not happen in a vacuum. Lifestyle changes must transcend habits and routines. - thanks midwife.

Weight loss isn't linear and the body doesn't have a timetable. - thanks Glory87.




I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
cbmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 05:25 PM   #2
Boston Qualifier and MOM
 
ennay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,795

S/C/G: 186/see ticker/?

Height: 5'3.75"

Default

yeah it shocked me too, I wasnt really thinking of it as a classified ad you know. We just did the short here as he only lived here 6 months and it still was 120. I blocked out what the PA papers charged, the funeral home handled it.
__________________
A whole lot of setbacks. Starting over.

My before/after pics
ennay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
bargoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Davis, Ca
Posts: 23,149

S/C/G: 204/114/120

Height: 5'

Default

That is a crime ,or should be.
__________________
Goal 12/21/2007
bargoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 05:57 PM   #4
it's always something
 
Suzanne 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 12,772

Default

How awful! I'd never really thought about it before, but I always assumed it was free.
Suzanne 3FC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 08:33 PM   #5
I'M A YOGA WIDOWER!
 
EZMONEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 21,844

S/C/G: 201/186/180

Height: 6'

Default

Our local paper does them for free!
__________________
As long as I live I will TESTIFY HIS LOVE!
EZMONEY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 10:13 PM   #6
so close, yet so far...
 
melekalikimaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: O'ahu, Hawaii
Posts: 3,478

S/C/G: wanna be 135

Height: 5'3"

Default

Our local papers publish info given to them by the funeral homes as a free service (info given to them by you, the family). There is also an option of paying the paper for a more elaborate obit, with a picture included, but it is a ridiculously expensive option when you've already had a free one.

Unfortunately death and burial ain't cheap. When my MIL passed way 4 years ago, the funeral home told us we had to buy a casket for the viewing and service--even though she was to be cremated. We paid $700 for a "cheap" casket. My uncle had been cremated a few years before and they just laid him on a gurney type device lined with a sheet and a few pillows, free of charge . I think the death business just preys upon people and their emotions. Shame on them!
__________________
Noelle(Back on WW 9/24/07)








melekalikimaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 12:15 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
suzie76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,306

Default

Wow-$600! I thought the $250 that my husband's aunt paid for my dh's uncle was obscene. I am so sorry for your loss.

Please take care-
Sherry
__________________
"I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me. I rejoice!"-Rejoice by U2
suzie76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 11:48 AM   #8
lilybelle
 
lilybelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: rural Oklahoma
Posts: 6,619

S/C/G: 234/142/145

Height: 5'7

Default

cb, I'm so sorry about your loss.

Here the newspapers run any obit's for free.
__________________



http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal-photo-album/88618-before-current-goal-pics.html

^^ My new before and current photos! ^^
lilybelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 05:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Anna829's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 102

S/C/G: 220+/174.2/140

Height: 5'6"

Default

I don't remember (or know?) how much they charged for the obituary when my dad passed last year (on my birthday). We had an excellent funeral home for him, and things were relatively inexpensive, but that's because the funeral home owner was a family friend. However, there were so many expenses that I wouldn't have even considered, even considering that he was cremated. We didn't need anything for the viewing, since he was cremated. There was a service, but no viewing. At least it is a one time expense. I think that funerals occur when money is considered very unimportant for people who are thinking how much more important family and health is than money. I know that each time a friend or family member passes, I find myself thinking that money is so unimportant relative to other concerns, and I'm willing to spend money for things I normally wouldn't.
__________________

220 pounds - 6/15/06 - most recent weight prior to start of diet
Start Date - 5/30/07
200 pounds (20 pounds lost) - 7/2/07
190 pounds (30 pounds lost) - 7/30/07
180 pounds (40 pounds lost) - 9/4/07
Body Fat Percentage: 36.1/28.4/15
= 5 pounds lost
Anna829 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 12:42 AM   #10
Going down, my way!
 
Steelslady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 684

S/C/G: 309.4/278/208 1/20/14

Height: 5' 9"

Default

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

It is outrageous that they charge families for obituaries like that! I could see charging extra for maybe adding a picture or a flag next to a veteran's name, but a family obit? Just ridiculous.
__________________


The Wendie Plan in Calories:
http://hermitislandlover.blogspot.com/

One for each ten pounds lost-
Steelslady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 09:58 AM   #11
Blonde Bimbo
 
almostheaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,984

S/C/G: 250+/144/135

Height: 5' 4"

Default

Obits here are also free. Now I don't know if they charge for the picture, but my aunts had my grandma's pic put in hers just this past April. However...

Grandma and grandpa both had prepaid burials/funerals. But the funeral home they paid through had sold off to someone else. DURING the VIEWING!!! the director approached my aunts and told them that the funerals now cost more and so grandma's was thousands more than what she'd paid!!! So they took grandpa's prepaid and applied it to hers. My aunts are ballistic to say the least. One aunt, who gets things done, has written the state board who licenses these guys, the papers, etc. And...she KNOWS people. This guy is going to end up losing his license. He wrote her a nasty letter after the board contacted him and she's out for blood. You don't mess with her. And he picked the wrong family. I wonder how many others he's done this to?

The problem here is, the lady who USED to own the home, has been burying our family members for many years. She's a friend of the family. This director told them she was in a home and could no longer be contacted. So...they asked her relative down in FL where my aunt lives. The guy LIED, yet again. Seedy to say the least.
__________________
Pre-pregnancy:

Post-pregnancy:
almostheaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:59 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2