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Old 06-15-2013, 01:09 AM   #1351
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Mom's in a cardboard box. My sister gets to transport her to her final rest. Just hope she doesn't mistake her for Lucky Charms!
When my frist husband died, he had stated many years earlier that he wanted to be cremated and his ashes sent to England. His oldest son wanted to take care of that. So I let him. Well, he was cremated, but his ashes are in a small cardboard box with his name on it. So today, he sits in Spike's front closet up on the shelf still waiting. When Sandy was alive, she refused to go in that closet. Then one day in the midst of an argument, she told Spike to go and take his father with him. He went to stay with my sister. He put his father up in the attic at my sister's house.

Fast-forward ahead a couple of years. When my sister was cleaning out the attic she picked up a small cardboard box. She shook it and heard some rattling. (There were little pieces of bone mixed in with the ashes.) She went to take off the cover and saw "Cremains of ..... She dropped that box in a hurry, flew down the stairs and called Spike. Screaming, she demanded that he come and get his father. So he did. Well he carried him around in his work van. He kept him on the passenger's seat. He would warn folks not to sit on his father when they got in the van. After a few folks refused to ride in the van with his father he brought him inside. He is now safely back in the front closet.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:23 AM   #1352
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:30 AM   #1353
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There is a way that you can have the cremains made into jewelry. I may try that with DH. Hmm. Wonder if it works pre-cremains.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:35 AM   #1354
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There is a way that you can have the cremains made into jewelry. I may try that with DH. Hmm. Wonder if it works pre-cremains.
Rofl! Dawg!
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:35 AM   #1355
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There is a way that you can have the cremains made into jewelry. I may try that with DH. Hmm. Wonder if it works pre-cremains.
Do you think they do Early Bird Specials? How about a group discount? If I get the gem encased in a glass sphere I could refer to Himself as the "old ball and chain"?
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:45 AM   #1356
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GASP! I had to go through DC withdrawal last night! I have my usual times I play here, mostly mid-afternoons and very late at night. Well, pretty much very early in the morning. Imagine my reaction when I settled down with my glass of wine and tried to load the DC page - nothing! Got the "Oops" window or the "unable to locate" window. What? Even went back into my history to try and connect through a previous page I had viewed earlier. Still nothing. Finished my wine and went to bed...early. If I'm crabby today it's DCs fault since I couldn't fall asleep without my fix.
what is your dc history, goddess? you joined dc two years before me, but I've only known you beginning earlier this year. you post just like the dc junkie you profess to be, yet average less than one post per day. care to share, goddess?
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:12 AM   #1357
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No big secret. Went AWOL when life got crazy. It was easier to quit than try and limit. When you aren't around for about 1000 days it makes your post-per-day average tiny. Now if you could break out just the posts since I came back in April-ish you could say I'm making up for lost time!
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:57 AM   #1358
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No big secret. Went AWOL when life got crazy. It was easier to quit than try and limit. When you aren't around for about 1000 days it makes your post-per-day average tiny. Now if you could break out just the posts since I came back in April-ish you could say I'm making up for lost time!

that you are, goddess! we are just glad you made it back here alright, I follow your posts with interest, and think of you when I am adding celery salt and seed to your mil's spaghetti sauce....
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:48 AM   #1359
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Pour/sprinkle some of me in the ocean off a reef in Cozumel. Maybe some in the Mississippi. I'll need to be divided.
My husband passed away on his beloved fishing dock, on the canal behind the house. Having visions of his cremains floating gracefully down the canal, onto the river, and out to the Gulf, I dispensed his ashes from the container...he sank like a rock out of sight. Period. End of lovely vision. I do still have a small remembrance container here on a shelf.

That reminds me of a scene in a movie--the man's friends have taken him to the seashore he loved, tossed him into the air, only to have him blow back into their faces with the prevailing wind.

Will have to speak to the kids today about my disposal; they hate even hints about it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:15 AM   #1360
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I told DH to have me cremated, then take a Caribbean cruise and sprinkle me somewhere pretty.
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