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Urn waits, to be placed. Somewhere.

by Mourningdove on December 13, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

When my dad died he wanted to be cremated. Fine. No big deal. But his wife didn't want his ashes. So, she asks me to pick them up, and refuses my offer to drop them off at her house. So I drove around with my dad in a cardboard box for 3 months. Then finally bought an urn to put them in. Now dad is resting in my china cupboard, waiting for a final resting place. Where? I don't know. He was from Canada, and the rest of his family is there.. My mom is buried with her family in Florida. Sigh.......


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