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Scattering the ashes

I spoke to the funeral directors today, and Christopher’s ashes will be ready for me to collect from them on Monday.  He was quite clear about what he wanted me to do with them, indeed we talked about it quite a bit over the past few months. He wants me to scatter his ashes, a match-box-full at a time, at interesting holiday destinations all round the world. So that could be places we’ve been together and loved, such as Malta, the Dordogne and Egypt, and also places that we wanted to visit but didn’t have enough time together to do so – such as the Great Wall of China, and some of the superb Roman ruins in Syria and Libya. Christopher’s suggestion was that I use the small widow’s pension that will be due to me from his works pension scheme to pay for one really good holiday per year – and take a small bit of him with me to scatter there. I rather like that idea!

{ 7 } Comments

  1. Richard P | 3 September 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    What a delightful plan (presuming you’re not too extravagant on your brand of matches…)
    Bons voyages.

  2. Angela Noble | 3 September 2010 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Sounds lovely – I look forward to hering the plans.

  3. Catharine | 3 September 2010 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Lovely idea! Enjoy picking your spots.

  4. Frosty | 3 September 2010 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely idea!

  5. Beth Anne | 6 September 2010 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    (aka catchpenny) I’m so sorry. I knew him from librivox.

  6. Ryan DeRamos | 8 September 2010 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    That sounds like a fantastic plan! (Will you also be taking the DSLR on your journeys?)

  7. CattusMagnus | 8 September 2010 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    That’s a wonderful idea.