Questioning An Undertaker: Can A Person Furnish His Own Casket?

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Questioning an undertaker: Can a person furnish his own casket? Would a
large radio cabinet be acceptable for burial if hollowed out and made into
a child's casket? My uncle, a midget, is dying; can I get a special rate
for him? Can I bury a dog in his own doghouse? Is it permitted to plant
tomatoes atop the grave? If I own a funeral plot, am I allowed to dig there
for fishing worms after a rain? Is there any way the deceased can signal
after interment if he's still alive? How do I know you're not going to dig
up the casket after a funeral and resell it?
-- W. C. Fields (anecdote recalled by Carlotta Monti)