My Mom's friend was in the nursing home and she died this morning. I tried to rush up to be with my Mom when her friend passed but things kept slowing me down. I think God knew I couldn't handle watching someone die so soon after being with my Grandma when that happened. I lost my keys, an old couple was going 20 in a 40, etc. etc. Anyway, not to the question. Have any of you preplanned a funeral? What are average costs. I just want to be cremated and leave someone enough money to take me to some nice place and spread the ashes. (I don't really care about them being spread - just a good excuse for someone to get a little joy from the moment) They left us with the friend for a while until the funeral home got there. She was lying there with her eyes and mouth wide open. I told my Mom that under no circumstances was that to happen to me. Cover me up, for heaven's sakes. Mom said if it bothered me that we could cover her up. I told her it didn't because it wasn't me. Those were my wishes. I was happy for the woman because now she isn't in pain and she can be with her husband. Funny how my feelings of death have changed since I've felt like crap. The only reason I cried was because the only person that really visited Mom's friend was Mom. I kept thinking that if Mom hadn't been there, she would have died alone. Her daughter came a couple of times. Now, the funeral isn't going to be for three weeks because daughter had a vacation planned. Okay, I'm rambling. Really just wanted to know about preplanning and other's thoughts about how they want to go.