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I am *so* doing this when I die.

"How could you lose that wedding ring? It was your grandmother!"

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Permalink MarkTAW 
January 7th, 2006
My daughter suggested putting both my wife's and my ashes in the same jar so we "could be together for ever". There followed an unseemly row over which of the children got us or whether they could work out some sort of time-share arrangement. Morbid little buggers...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 7th, 2006
Why not just divvy the ashes up?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 7th, 2006
That was one of the options...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 7th, 2006
cynic,

"they take a few ounces of ashes, process it into graphite"

No offence intended but there'll probably be enough for more than one diamond won't there? My kids will have enough to make earrings pendants, rings ... :)
Permalink PNII 
January 7th, 2006
I'm going to make the Hope Diamond when I die.
Permalink Ruben Studdard 
January 7th, 2006
My wife wants her body donated to science, which strikes me as somewhat anticlimactic - just throw a body bag on someone's desk at a university and walk away?

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 7th, 2006
You can also get a portion of your ashes shot off into space.

Just don't run out onto a football field & scatter them about during a bowl game. The police get upset when you do that.
Permalink example 
January 7th, 2006
Your wife's body could cure cancer. :)
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 8th, 2006
I still fully intend to have a fireship burial along the River Severn. My ashes and those of the ship can then exit down the estuary.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 8th, 2006
I love the smell of burning human flesh in the morning.
Permalink Mr. Wumpus 
January 8th, 2006
"My wife wants her body donated to science, which strikes me as somewhat anticlimactic - just throw a body bag on someone's desk at a university and walk away?"

My grandfather did this.

When he died the university people brought a refrigirated coffin with glass top to the house, so he could be on display for a few days. (what's the more dignified word for that?)

Then we went to a little ceremonial room at the hospital for the final farewell.

It was all quite tastefull. All expenses were payd for by the university - but that was not the reason to do it.

I am considering the same arrangements.
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 8th, 2006
"All expenses were payd for by the university"

That's one reason my wife wants to do it - she doesn't want to be a burden to anyone after she dies.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 8th, 2006
Absolutely! You want to be a burden while you're still alive. It's no fun if you can't see them suffer and have to do every last trivial thing for you for fear of being disinherited. Make 'em suffer while you can still enjoy it!
Permalink Andrew Cherry 
January 8th, 2006
Oh she is DEFINITELY doing that.
Permalink Philo 
January 9th, 2006
"Your wife's body could cure cancer. :)"

Or more likely she could be used as some part of a practical joke buy the 3rd year medical students.
Permalink G-Zer 
January 9th, 2006
++I still fully intend to have a fireship burial along the River Severn.

Dude is that where they put you in a little boat, push it off, and set it ablaze in a ceremonious way such as a flaming arrow?

Nice death.
Permalink I am Jack's ceremonial celery 
January 9th, 2006
I want Led Zeppelin's version of "In My Time Of Dyin'" to be played at my funeral, with my son playing drums along with the CD track.

What a way to go.
Permalink Brad Thomas 
January 11th, 2006

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