No one has actually asked me this question, but George Swanson’s ashes were placed in the driver’s seat of his 1984 Chevy Corvette, and the car was buried in twelve cemetery lots in western Pennsylvania. I do not speak for the Almighty, but I speculate that the Corvette is not important in the eternal scheme of things. Nonetheless, Mr. Swanson died with a will and estate plan, so he obviously gave more attention to his heirs than most people do. He was apparently a fun guy who felt lucky in life.

More than 40,000 people die in Alabama each year, and most of them leave no will. “You can’t take it with you,” so why don’t you assign it through a will to those you love most? And while you are at it, you can give a responsible family member (or friend) durable power of attorney in case you are ill or unable to make decisions.