Mom has always wanted Dad to have a Veterans Marker. Thursday we went and paid for his marker to be placed. The marker is free, but we paid for the placement of the marker by the cemetery and the Marble Base. She was afraid that she would pass and it would never get put down. Now she knows that it will be placed at the foot of his grave by the end of this year, no matter what happens to her.
Another thing that she worried about was that she did not have enough Life Insurance to bury her, so I got the up-to-date cost of burial for her. It is going to be close, but I think we can make it. I told Mom that if we are a little short, that I will pass the hat at her funeral. Made her laugh.
I do not tell Mom, but if need be we can cut some corners. We can have Visitation at her Church, which would be at no cost. Forgo the Chapel Service for just a Grave Side Service and we could go for an eleven a.m. service instead of an afternoon service. An eleven a.m. service is about half the cost of an afternoon service.