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  •  There are so many ways (3+ / 0-)

    to honor a loved one...

    My father's sister wanted her ashes to be sprinkled in the Pacific Ocean.  So her ashes were brought to us, in Southern California.  When my father passed, my mother decided that he and she (later) would be cremated and sprinkled with his sister -- and the family cat who had passed before.  And so it was done.  After Mother passed, we organized an outing on a boat.

    We had a big bag of rose petals, in multi colors.  And some long stem roses, too.  The boat went out to a certain point where burial at sea is permissible, and each of us sprinkled the ashes into the sea, followed by the roses and the petals.

    It was so touching to see the petals spread across the water -- because one knew the ashes were spreading, too, back into the waters of Mother Earth.  Then the boat made a lazy circle and cut through the ashes to help the spreading.

    It was beautiful and peaceful -- and I will never forget the sight of all those petals drifting out.

    {{{{{{{{{Dave}}}}}}}}}  I wish you peace.

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    by Sara R on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:45:39 PM PST

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