Date of death - to be advised
By Judy Evans
February 9, 2018 1:22am CST
Regular myLotter @xFiacre wrote recently about how his aunt’s ashes were mixed with potters’ clay and made into six commemorative mugs. The link is at the bottom of this discussion. Fiacre asked what the reader would like to be made into. We recently paid to book a niche in a columbarium at our former parish. A columbarium is also a name for a dove- or pigeon-cote and I’ve written about them before. Here’s a link: http://www.mylot.com/post/3136188/there-are-columbariums-and-there-are-columbariums Our ashes will be put in a casket and sealed into one of the holes in the wall of the columbarium. The only added extra expense for our boys will be the plaque. If we don’t die for ages, the price of the plaque might go up. Indeed, it is almost sure to. So we thought we could get around the problem by paying for the plaque and some nice words on it to say who we were and how much we’ll be missed. We could put our birth dates but, as we won’t know our date of death, we could just have engraved ‘TBA’ (to be advised). What do you think? And it’s meant to be a joke, folks. The photo is of a dove-cote in the German town of Osterwieck where my ancestors came from. Although a dove-cote, this looks nothing like our columbarium. There is a photo of a pigeon columbarium which looks more like a person one on my other post. But it’s an interesting photo isn’t it?
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@judyev thanks for the mention. I don’t really care what’s done to my leavings once I’ve gone, but it’s a good idea to leave instructions so that your family doesn’t have to make decisions. My aged parents have paid for their arrangements and given me instructions.
• Bunbury, Australia
Sorry. I don't know why that is. It's Fiacre's post. I'll add it here but I don't know if it will work.
• United States
I love buildings like this one and I have never seen anything like having your ashes made into cups and such. Different idea though. My husband and I ashes will be mixed together and he wants them spread over the ocean since he was in the Navy and loved the water
• Bunbury, Australia
There is a lot of choice nowadays isn't there? On the Busselton jetty in Western Australia, also every post along the pier has a plaque commemorating someone who used to fish from that place. The old fisherman all had their favourite spot on the jetty from which to fish. Most have had their ashes scattered at that place.