Tuesday, April 03, 2007

How will my loved ones remember me?

Grief management is moving way beyond urns into the strange-seeming territory of Victorian hair wreaths. There are several new options to memorialize your loved ones. If you opt for cremation, you can arrange to have a LifeGem created from the carbon, "...as a memorial to their unique life." This comment page notes that a single individual can be transformed into dozens of gems, or you can use this method to memorialize a pet. You could also encase the cremated remains in an Eternal Reef, and drop it into the ocean to harbor sea life. More practical folks could choose to create memorial pencils. The brief note remarks that the average cremated body contains enough carbon for 240 pencils. They look like golf size, like what we use at the reference desk. HMMM.

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