Urn for the Frugal

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jul 23, 2014
     Category: Death

This isn't far from the truth! When Pop died, in Florida, it was decided to cremate him and scatter his ashes in the Mississippi river that he loved. (An avid boater) Mom got sold a 'specially created urn that would dissolve in water" for the low, low price of $300!

In other words, that unfired clay pot that I could have picked up over here for, maybe, a whole $1US was worth 30,000% more in a funeral home.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/23/14 at 10:53 AM
Expat, It's standard procedure for Buddhists to put cremains in water that flows into the sea. That's what I want done with at least some of mine. I told my Mom she can have some for the Family plot since it seems important to her. That can would work for me if the plastic top were replaced with a sheet of paper and a rubber band. Oh, and change the lettering on the can to read rust in peace! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/23/14 at 12:42 PM
You do realize that funerals are for the living?

We still have Mom sitting on the mantle here at home after three years. I'm meaning to wait until Dad passes on and then take them both on a trip to their childhood homes, the towns where they reached adulthood, met, married and then on to the graves of their parents. That should make for a good month of travel where I spread a little of them in each place.
Posted by KDP on 07/23/14 at 03:44 PM
Better use a decaf can!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/23/14 at 07:34 PM
Tain't big enough for the intended purpose. Nonetheless, I think my late wife would have loved this. We just used the generic cardboard tube provided by the crematorium to take her cremains to her favorite place. That waterfall was the only part of the process that was of any importance to her.
Posted by Frank on 07/23/14 at 10:36 PM
Sounds like the correct prop for "The Bucket List".
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/24/14 at 02:18 PM
This could start a trend in urns.
The coffee can for office workers
Beer can for redknecks
Shoebox for the "Imelda Marcos' type
Wine or brandy bottle for drinkers
Cigarette carton for smokers
Doggie bag for pet lovers
H.... OK, OK, quit hitting me, I'll stop now! 😊
Posted by Captain DaFt on 07/24/14 at 04:06 PM
Litter box for cat lovers, you know that's really what kitty wanted to do to us in the first place. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/24/14 at 08:45 PM
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