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Old 08-24-2019, 01:53 PM   #1
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His urn will be buried in a cemetery plot beside where my mom will be laid one day. The funeral home called earlier and said that there are more ashes than will fit in the urn.

Now we have to decide to get a second urn or do some sort of memorial with them.

There really is no significant place that he would have wanted that we know of. At first Mom liked the idea of planting a tree in her yard and placing the ashes under it but scratched that because she wouldnít want to leave that behind when she decides to downsize homes.

Any ideas out there?
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:04 PM   #2
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Bigger urn?
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:08 PM   #3
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What about at his favorite golf course?


We spread an uncle in his favorite place to fish in matagorda.

My dad wants to be in his favorite elk killin spot.

Both my grand parents are under a big pine at the place in Houston county.

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Old 08-24-2019, 02:16 PM   #4
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My pops wants to be spread across east matagorda bay.


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Old 08-24-2019, 02:23 PM   #5
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We all took turns spreading my dads ashes in the lake that he lived on and I think my mother took some to Alaska on our trip to spread.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:05 PM   #6
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I knew a guy who had someone sprinkle his ashes on Pat Dye Field at Jordan Hare Stadium at Auburn. I think they are at about the 42 yard line. After they were spread one night an account of what he had done made the rounds of email etc. It was like an announcement to Auburn fans. One part said at some point in a tight game an opposing player would build break free, be headed for the end zone and for no reason would fall flat on his face and the Auburn victory would be saved. Everyone would then know Ol’Milton ( Milton Nesbit)had reached up and taken him down to save the victory for Auburn!

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Old 08-24-2019, 03:44 PM   #7
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When I go my ashes are gonna wait until my wife passes, then I’m gonna make my final trip to ND and be buried with her. Old Sarge gonna make the trip too. If I go to heaven, gonna need him for company. If I go to hell, gonna need him for protection !
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:57 PM   #8
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I’ve heard of people using their ashes to grow a tree
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:03 PM   #9
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All us kids got a hollow pendant full of ashes to wear around our necks everyday. I have a bullet pendant with his ashes that I wear.


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Old 08-24-2019, 04:22 PM   #10
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My sister has a glass blowing studio in San Antonio...Cremation Art is nothing i ever would have thought of.


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Old 08-24-2019, 04:29 PM   #11
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When I go my ashes are gonna wait until my wife passes, then Iím gonna make my final trip to ND and be buried with her. Old Sarge gonna make the trip too. If I go to heaven, gonna need him for company. If I go to hell, gonna need him for protection !


I like the way you think Sir!!
Wife and I have similar plans and Spud is coming with me for the same reasons.

One of my nephews is getting some to mix with black powder for his Hawkens rifle


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Old 08-24-2019, 05:45 PM   #12
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Years ago on one of our annual trips to visit family in eastern North Carolina, my dad and I visited about where his final resting place should be. He had lived in Andrews for about 40 years and had friends there but the farm he was raised on is still in the family and the family cemetery on the farm is where his mother, father, a couple of his brothers, and one of his sisters is buried. I asked him if he wanted to be buried in Andrews or brought to the family farm to be with family. His response was that it would be too much trouble to have him shipped to NC for burial. My response was to jokingly say that it wouldn't be any trouble- I would carry him out there in my truck. Fast forward to 2/18/2011 and I get the call that my dad had a heart attack and had passed. So I immediately head to Andrews and find out my dad had decided to be cremated. I took possession of his ashes and that fall, when we would usually go together to visit family, dad and I made our final trip together to North Carolina. My aunt, my dad's last living sibling, three of her daughters and well as other family members and friends gathered at the family cemetery. I dug the hole for his urn, my aunt told some funny stories about my dad when he was a boy growing up at the farm, sang Amazing Grace, said a prayer, and dad was home. Now, every time I get up there, my first visit is to go see dad.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:53 PM   #13
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I'm sure you'll find something that is meaningful to your family, would honor your father's memory and be something that he would have appreciated. I'm not looking forward to having to make these types of decisions about my parents.


I've already figured out my own situation though. I'm gonna have Cajun Blake add my ashes to a few jars of his Ragin Blaze. I'll have my family give them as parting gifts to my best buddies. I'll leave letters, to be opened later, to explain to them that they've been sprinkling me over their eggs, steaks, etc. One last "Eat Me" for them to remember me by.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:06 PM   #14
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If your dads wishes is to be buried by your mother, sprinkle the extras over the grave site.


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Old 08-24-2019, 06:10 PM   #15
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My pops wants to be spread across east matagorda bay.
I'll have some there as well.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:21 PM   #16
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Had friend that Grandfather wanted to be Buried at Sea..Several boats went Offshore with his friends and relatives and Priest...Priest did his thing and his ashes were thrown Overboard...I kinda Like that Myself
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:03 PM   #17
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If your dads wishes is to be buried by your mother, sprinkle the extras over the grave site.


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That was my thought or spread the remaining ashes around your deer lease to have him with you out there! I wouldn't worry about paying for an extra urn just to spread the ashes. I have seen them in medicine bottles. A box or can will do just fine.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:07 PM   #18
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I've heard of someone having their ashes put in rifle shells so his grandkids could hunt with him for years to come.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:17 PM   #19
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Plow my ashes into a foodplot somewhere
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:28 PM   #20
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We spread some of my uncle's ashes along the senderos he hunted for many years. Scooped and spread them with red solo cups.

Next month I'm spreading some of both of my parents where they met in college and were married and on the college football field where dad played.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:33 PM   #21
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I want my ashes put in some soft plastic watermelon red flukes and then given to my fishing buddys so they can still catch fish with me.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:40 PM   #22
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Good friend had his ashes spread in the Galveston surf so he could hug his grandkids when they played in th surf.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:41 PM   #23
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Plow my ashes into a foodplot somewhere
My boys should do this and I'll try to grow em a record rack.

Use me as arrow filler for extra weight and I'll make sure their elk drops before reaching the thick stuff.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:45 PM   #24
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I agree with the bigger run.
I Iet my dad's second wife keep his. He married her a few years after my mom passed. Put up with him for years. She liked him more than I did anyway. Have no clue if she is even still alive.

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Old 08-24-2019, 09:51 PM   #25
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:30 PM   #26
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Where ever is favorite places were amigo... put him there...
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:09 PM   #27
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I always thought save 1/2 for when my wife passes to be buried with her and the other 1/2 to go on one more elk hunt with my boys and some friends and family. Now I have to sell her on the idea.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:31 PM   #28
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I'm sure you'll find something that is meaningful to your family, would honor your father's memory and be something that he would have appreciated. I'm not looking forward to having to make these types of decisions about my parents.





I've already figured out my own situation though. I'm gonna have Cajun Blake add my ashes to a few jars of his Ragin Blaze. I'll have my family give them as parting gifts to my best buddies. I'll leave letters, to be opened later, to explain to them that they've been sprinkling me over their eggs, steaks, etc. One last "Eat Me" for them to remember me by.


Thatís classic as expected Curt!
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:33 PM   #29
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Thanks for several good ideas. Mom has decided to hold the remaining ashes in a secondary urn until she has time to think more clearly.

Itís the correct decision.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:21 AM   #30
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What about at his favorite golf course?


We spread an uncle in his favorite place to fish in matagorda.

My dad wants to be in his favorite elk killin spot.

Both my grand parents are under a big pine at the place in Houston county.

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Old 08-25-2019, 08:36 AM   #31
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I've heard of someone having their ashes put in rifle shells so his grandkids could hunt with him for years to come.
Excellent Idea. Maybe even have the casings engraved with encouraging words or their names
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:36 AM   #32
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My Dads favorite place was at the Brazil’s river. My brother and I went alone and spread them there.
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