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Where in Europe do you want your ashes spread?

Where in Europe do you want your ashes spread?

Old Feb 27th, 2001, 03:57 PM
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Debbie
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Great question-one that has been talked about in our family for years!I want my ashes to be spread at Fountains Abbey near Ripon,England because it is the nearest thing to heaven!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old Feb 27th, 2001, 03:59 PM
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In my garden in the Dordogne.
 
Old Feb 27th, 2001, 03:59 PM
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I am far far to young to think of such things!! But if I was contemplating my final resting place I would certainly not go for the oven method and instead opt for a grand mausoleum on a hillside in Tuscany! Now if only Michaelangelo was around to create a little something to adorn it!
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 05:04 AM
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Hmmm, interesting question. I have to think about it for me, but I know my husband would want his spread in the vineyards of Romanee Conti in Burgundy. With the price of that wine, that's probably the closest he'll ever get. Oh yeah, we did steal a grape or two off a vine last year
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 05:31 AM
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Eee--kind of a morbid post, don't you think? Ok, well, I'll play along. I'm a city girl, so flush my ashes somewhere in Paris.
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 07:18 AM
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Will all my ashes fit into the ashtray of a red Ferrari driving across Italy?
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 07:22 AM
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Frankly, you can spread me over Sophia Loren and not necessarily my ashes!
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 07:34 AM
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Mmmma muchly morbid! But interesting.
I havent thought much about where they would be scattered, though in answer to norena's question, i have always been definite about cremation. a) I dont want to be riddled with creepy crawlies, and b) with the continuously growing population there isnt land for burial, and even when there is, who's to say in 300 years they wont deconsecrate or whatever it is the cemetry and build a car park on top of me.

As to where, I think wherever my husband and sister feel reminds them of me, maybe somewhere they can visit if they want to...

Good answers though...
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 07:38 AM
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I asked my wife to spread some of my ashes in each of our favorite spots around the world. She says if she runs out of ashes before she runs out of favorite spots, she'll refill the urn from the hotel ash trays and continue.
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 08:13 AM
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ok norena.
throw my body off the top of Mt. Everest...just be sure to look below before you toss.

actually, I haven't actually thought about the wherewithalls, but I do, indeed, prefer the idea of cremation. My survivors can use the extra money to travel! (and, like kavey, don't like the thought of maggots eating away at my remains)

Anyway, thoughtful thread!
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 09:53 AM
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I'd like to be divvied up & spread around Italy at some of my favorite scenic/memorable spots. I'm a 'water baby' and so, wish to be returned to the sea.
-- some of my ashes taken to Positano and spread on the Mediteranean off the ferry to Capri;
-- Cinque Terre, in the town of Vernazzo at sunset (a very lovely moment);
-- Venice: toss them in the Grand Canal off the Accademia Bridge
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 10:19 AM
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please tell me you're not talking body parts, tina...

 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 11:29 AM
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Tina: This is Mr. Lecter. Id be willing to help out.
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 12:00 PM
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I'd like my body to be cremated in Bali - saw a really interesting show about the customs there. Where to scatter me? From a mountain on a South Pacific island or in a desert during a wind storm.
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 12:01 PM
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Well, Pere Lachaise in Paris is a pretty famous place for taking the long dirt nap and the thing is, you have to pay up every so often or they will actually remove you. So it's kind of like rent and it's not necessarily cheap, either. As a confirmed budget traveler, I am having my ashes snuck in by my significant other and clandestinely spread in that cemetery. And since it will be a freebie, I can rest in peace, knowing that I'm still "getting a deal"! And it's a win-win, because she can save the money that would have been squandered on a plot and marker, (which I won't be around to appreciate anyway), and use it to fly over to Paris once in awhile; possibly even visiting me in my new digs.
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 05:23 PM
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NOOOOOOOOO --- I was thinking of taking ASHES --- NOT body parts! You take the ashes & divide them into three packages for distribution.

Unless I conveniently passed away while on a trip to Italy, how could someone smuggle my body parts in their luggage and not raise an eyebrow trying to get thru the x-ray machine in the airport? Talk about creating a ruckus in the terminal!
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 05:40 PM
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tina (lol)
absolutely. my thoughts exactly!
 
Old Mar 1st, 2001, 07:29 AM
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In the centre circle at white hart lane. However if I die of BSE or Foot and Mouth and are therefore am a health hazzard; then the centre circle at Highbury would be ideal.
 
Old Mar 1st, 2001, 10:01 AM
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Kinsale Harbour, Kinsale, Ireland
 

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