People die. Every single day. Western tradition dictates that the dead be buried. It's a cultural thing that has been practiced by various civilizations for thousands of years. Other cultures have had or have developed their own, different ways of dealing with the dead – and I pass no judgement on those traditions. What a People does with its dead is up to the prior-expressed wishes of the deceased, their family, and their cultural traditions. For instance, cremation has become more popular in western cultures than it had been 100 years or more ago. Even when cremation is the chosen option, there is almost always a funeral.
Westerners have funerals. It's what we do most of the time. Most other cultures have some form of funeral service.
So when you have a little old lady on your hands who has passed away – how much should it cost for a funeral? For this particular little old lady, the price tag is going to be in the range of $15,300,000. Yes, you read that right – more than $15 Million bucks!
Let us take a closer look at this in the “Extended” portion of this diary which follows the Great Orange Satan's version of a spaghetti noodle.