What would you take with you to the "afterlife" if you could?

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  1. Austinstar profile image87
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    What would you take with you to the "afterlife" if you could?

    There are many cultures around the world that prepare the dead for "crossing over to the afterlife". The Egyptians were most famous for entombing objects along with their dead, even going so far as to locking up their slaves with them to help them in the other world. Funeral directors often get requests to put tokens or objects into caskets to accompany the dead on their journeys. What would you take with you to the "afterlife" if you could?

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  2. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    I have often jokingly referred to a list of favorite albums "that I want buried with me when I die," it might be nice to have a MP3 player with those albums loaded on it.

    1. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You could load them on to a smart phone and then if you wake up, you can also call for help! Earbuds or headset?

    2. ValKaras profile image85
      ValKarasposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Lela  -  Unfortunately (or is it fortunately) there is so little oxygen in the casket that the only chance of waking up would be shortly after being  placed into it. As for me, I wouldn't take anything, I can't use it where I am going LOL.

  3. COURTNEY ST JOHN profile image60
    COURTNEY ST JOHNposted 2 years ago

    "I love my Pillow" the most comfortable pillow I have ever purchased, the rest are crap including the 100 buck one from tempurpedic

    1. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I know, right? You just can't do without a great pillow!

  4. dohn121 profile image81
    dohn121posted 2 years ago

    I would take with me my memories, all of them, good and bad.  What good is getting another chance at another life if can't correct the mistakes you made in your current life?

    1. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I am looking at more concrete things, not "memories", you can't leave those behind, right? What is something to put in your casket?

    2. dohn121 profile image81
      dohn121posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You don't know that for sure, do you? If we can take our memories with us then how come nearly none of can remember our previous lives? I don't want to take anything concrete with me to the afterlife-there is nothing to me as significant as memory.

    3. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No, we don't know for sure. No one does. But I am doing research here for something. So, "memories" is not a marketable answer.

    4. dohn121 profile image81
      dohn121posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Fair enough.  Then what I would take with me would have to be the complete works of William Shakespeare.  It's safe to say too that if I were on a deserted island I'd want the same as a form of reading if I had to choose only one book.

    5. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent answer! Thanks!

  5. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 2 years ago

    I would take my cat.  She always sleeps with me and I bet she would jump into my casket.

    But if the object cannot be alive, then I would take my Kindle.  I have both Spotify and Pandora on it.  Then I can listen to all sorts of music.  I might get tired of hearing harps all the time

    1. Austinstar profile image87
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My mom asked for a kitten while on her death bed. I put a Ty beanie cat into her casket. She always loved cats.

  6. kenneth avery profile image81
    kenneth averyposted 2 years ago

    My Bible. My wife, daughter's, grand childrens' photos. I could read, study, God's Word to further prepare me for what lies ahead for me. And the photos to keep me from getting that cold feeling of isolation.

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