You wouldn't believe the things that get buried with people. Over the past too many years I've come to the conclusion that the old adage about you not being able to take it with you doesn't aways apply. Some people are buried with the oddest things imaginable while others are buried with everyday household items. The following list is made up of just a few things I've seen go down with the ship.
Daddy ( who died of lung cancer ) never went anywhere without his "Dip". Surprising right?
There was the woman who was buried with a box of Tea Bags and a Tea Cup in her hand.
The grandmother who was buried with Fido's ashes at her feet.
There was the woman who's casket looked like a Christmas tree from all the flashing toys that were left inside.
The man who had photos literally covering all of him but his face.
There was the Teddy Bear so big that the casket had to be sealed in order to keep it closed.
How could I forget the gambling granny who was loaded down with rolls of quarters.
I understood his fishing rod but had to remove the plastic bag of bait.
There was the woman buried with her satchel full of makeup.
I'll never forget trying to get a folded up walker complete with tennis balls for feet in the casket.
Ever see someone laid out with a motorcycle helmet on? I have.
The drummer..........only had his sticks.
I can't tell you how many Bibles have gone down.
Ahhhhh, I can't leave out the woman and her Styrofoam wig stand.
Ever try lifting a casket complete with plumber and tools?
How about the lady who was buried with a bag of hair curlers.
These are just some of the things that I can recall off the top of my head. I know there are more but next to the ones I've mentioned above they seem almost typical. So, no, it's mostly true, you can't take it with you but I sure have met a bunch of people who have tried to sneak it through customs!