Random Photos From the Archives

Captain’s Log   5,759

No rest for the wicked.  Back to work for me this morning.  Glad of it.  Lots to get done.  Meetings today and tomorrow.  Museums never rest even though they might appear restful.  It’s all an illusion.

Going to post a random photo from my archives now.  Wonder what will happen.

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Interesting.  A grave in the Netherlands.  We are rarely allowed such freedom here.  I plan to be cremated.  Nobody will have to tend a grave for me.  I will just be……gone.

Well, that was a fookin’ sad thought!  Let’s try another photo!

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Yay!  Poolie goes geocaching with the Unabomber in Nebraska!  It was 40 degrees.  Faye looks like she is ready to die.

One more.  This is too much fun.

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Rosalind Russell as a nun talking to a bird!  Yay!

Life is so funny sometimes.  Photos say so much about who we are and what we are thinking.  Have a great day!

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17 responses to “Random Photos From the Archives

  1. Susanna

    I like the tree idea. People can stop by and hang a decoration on the tree..or place a well hidden geo-cash in your case Poolie.

  2. Happy, happy new year dear Captain. Saturday G will go try on a tux. I’m grinning.

  3. poundheadhere

    What a lovely cemetery! I like the idea of being buried – ashes or otherwise, at the base of a tree.. What a sweet tribute!

  4. Bex

    I want to be cremated and my ashes taken by husband across the pond and put into the ground up at the top of the 199 steps in Whitby near St. Mary’s churchyard, where Bram Stoker first got the idea of writing his Dracula… overlooking the most beautiful town and harbour in the whole wide world.

  5. Patty O'

    Yeah, Rosalind made a great nun, especially with all that eye makeup… Also: Cremated is GOOD. Then you can be planted beneath an oak sapling in Mission Trails Regional Park and all your loved ones can come and visit you any time and the tree will grow and grow and…it is lovely.

    • poolagirl

      Is that legal? Do people do it?

      • Patty O'

        It certainly is. People have been doing it discretely for years but there was a recent change in the law that made it entirely legal. It is a good idea, however, to let people know your intent if it is in a public place. But even if you do not there is no impediment. Usually they just don’t want you making a spectacle of the act. We buried my late sister-in-law’s ashes there in December of 2010 and this past December 7th my sons and I buried my sister’s ashes beneath a little oak. In honor of Arbor Day there is a tree planting at Mission Trails on the first Saturday of
        December every year. Many people plant trees for different reasons but there is always a group who are there with ashes for burial. It is easy, inexpensive, and CLEAN. You cannot get cleaner than the heat of a crematorium! It is good that the law has finally recognized that! In fact, remains now come with a certification to that effect. I highly recommend it. I will be visiting my SIL’s tree the day after tomorrow on her birthday and will do the same when my sister’s birthday rolls around. For the tree planting, however, you do have to wait until December. Cost for a tree is
        $100.

  6. maryz

    It’s a lovely cemetery – thanks.

  7. I don’t care if it is a cemetery. Looking at greens and flowers when the snow is falling here is soothing. Thank you!

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