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Old 03-28-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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Our BIL passed recently, and SIL is bringing his ashes back to her hometown where they plan to be buried together.

Anyway, this got us discussing our cremation plans, and a friend told us about a Viking Funeral he attended (ashes, no body). I see this has been discussed before, but I had no idea that you could actually buy a little boat for your ashes. We planned to have our ashes scattered at a lake we frequent, and I think our kids would find this not only very therapeutic, but actually have some fun doing it.

Check it out: Dinghy Urn for Ocean Memorial Funeral

Death was such an uncomfortable subject for both sets of parents, and I want to pave the way for our kids so they know we weren't afraid. Don't want to get too spiritual here, so I'll stop.

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Old 03-28-2016, 01:05 PM   #2
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I also want some of my ashes scattered on a lake, and this seems like a wonderful way to do it - thanks for the link!

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Old 03-28-2016, 07:17 PM   #3
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That's actually very cool! Thanks much for sharing the link.
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Thanks for sharing the link. It is the way I would love to go. When my wife died I took her ashes out in a kayak past the breakwater and scattered them. I was alone, as we had no children together. When I go, I would love to be sent off that way!
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That is kind of neat, with a little thought any model/birdhouse builder could come up with their own personalized version of this idea.

In a few years, we will be able to get drones to drop a capsule into the water for burial at sea too.
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Thank you for link. Now if I could just remember where I stashed the ashes I've been meaning to deal with. I know they're in one of the closets, but which one... ;-)

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