Sunday, October 3, 2010

Morbid? Do you really think?


I have had the "when I die" conversations over and over again with my Mother. She says "cremate me, throw my ashes off of the porch". Since I am not exactly known for being politically correct (bwahahaha!!), and, I read things like Oddee, I said to her "We arent throwing them off of the porch, we are making Diamonds!" (see how I even capitalized it? for the impact, you know).
See? pretty...


Yes, friends, I am making my Mother into pretty blue Diamonds. It was a joke. A "take that Mom" joke. She rolled her eyes at me. She doe
s that a lot. Anyway, I had discovered Lifegems on Oddee.com. It was an article about all of the odd alternatives to a conventional burying. Which has told me she absolutely refuses. So, in jest, after showing this idea to my sister, we showed Mom. She was fine with it. Completely fine.

My sister put some thought into this idea. She said she thinks it is a good idea, and will be a comfort, after Mom is gone, to have her with us always. Hmmm.. interesting, I need to ponder on this awhile.......

Okay, I see where she is coming from, and, I think I agree. I am pretty sure I feel the same way. Yes, its expensive, but its forever. And that part, that, is a comforting thought.

2 comments:

Morgan said...

ha, well actually she says it's gross and morbid and she doesn't know why anyone in their right mind would do that. She thinks we're wasting our money with the idea, but she says "when I'm dead I'm dead". She was actually on board being a body donor for education, but she's too far from the U of U to do it.

Andra Harding said...

At first she told me that it was morbid. The last time she said it didnt matter to her, she wont be using them. I wish that there was someplace closer than U of U...