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I wish they would teach more about money and finances in school. I see my children's grown friends, and they have to have the newest gadgets immediately . I worry for their children.
I don't have a huge problem with her family selling such things, as there may be debts and the items in question may not mean all that much to them personally, as opposed to what they mean to collectors. It does seem a bit soon, but perhaps Whitney was considering selling them before her death anyway. At any rate, you obviously can't keep everything after someone dies, and her family may simply feel other things are far more important to them.
I wonder who took the picture of her in her coffin, Creepy.Its even more creepy that people will buy the damn rag its on
It's all about money. If her family wants to sell off her stuff, things she wore once or twice, why not? Princess Diana and Elizabeth Taylor's dresses fetch big money. If people are willing to pay to have these pieces why not do it?
As for her casket photo? What I don't like about it is the fact that it was taken by someone who was a sneak. It was taken without anyone knowing and sold to a low ball tabloid. Still, I wasn't surprised. People will do anything for money.
I don't find it all that weird because for some reason our family has pictures of family members in their casket. It freaked me out when I was younger, but apparently this is what our family did in the past. I'm not sure why they did it, how it started, who started it or what. Those people died when I was really young so those photos did help preserve my memories of what they looked like. Maybe it was a 70's thing.
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I think casket photos are more just something some families are comfortable with and others aren't, as opposed to being connected to a particular era. They've been around a long time. I know that when a close friend of my mother's died in the early 1980s, her children asked if she wanted a photograph of her in her coffin or just a photograph of the coffin with the lid closed. My mother really didn't want either one, but she took the photo of the closed coffin just to avoid hurting the family's feelings. My mom's own feeling was that she had plenty of photographs of her friend when she was alive, happy, and healthy (she died of cancer) and preferred to remember her that way.
For someone else to take a photograph of Whitney--or anyone--in a casket without the permission of the family and then selling it is, of course, wildly inappropriate.
Also, I think that the first sale of Princess Diana's clothing was done while she was still alive. I remember William saying after her death that she helped choose what would be sold--and the profits went to her charities. That's why William and Harry felt it was appropriate to sell off some of her things after her death as well (and once again, the profits went to charity).
I was and still am digusted with the casket picture, I know people say "What do you expect" or "Celebrities pay this price" I agree, but still its tactless even for the tabliods, I can still remember they never showed any pictures of Anna Nicole Smith, if someone like her is getting respect from the tabliods then a legend with talent like Whitney deserves it.
I'm noticing the press isn't all over Whitney either like they were with Anna. Makes me sick !
Just heard that DAVY JONES has passed away.
Monkees Singer Davy Jones -- Dead at 66 from Heart Attack | TMZ.com
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