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Waco Joe20 Jun 2013 7:41 p.m. PST

While doing one of those necessary "let's sit down and update the will, makes some plans, etc" tasks. I wondered about taking cremains (as I have found they are called), and mixing some with casting material and having someone pour up some toy soldiers with the old molds I have. I think my kids, both grown, might appreciate having some of the old man sitting on the shelf in such a manner. The rest of the ashes are to be spread on various sports fields and highways I traveled. Anyone else ever consider this?

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 7:45 p.m. PST

I know Tim Horton does the same with his donuts!

AKA though, I would like my remains, strewn behind the Snodgrass (Hill) House at Chickamauga, where George H. Thomas made his stand.

Not sure about your above though…it may be a bit creepy to children, great grandchildren…etc.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 7:55 p.m. PST

It never entered my mind …

Waco Joe20 Jun 2013 7:57 p.m. PST

What can I say, I'm an odd duck. wink

Space Ghost Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 8:05 p.m. PST

Never thought of it before ….. but now I am…. :)


Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member20 Jun 2013 8:13 p.m. PST

I have far too much unpainted lead to die. Ever.

kyoteblue Inactive Member20 Jun 2013 8:34 p.m. PST


vojvoda Inactive Member20 Jun 2013 10:16 p.m. PST

How can you top the guy who had his remains put into shotgun shell powder. I heard his funeral was a blast.

James Mattes

WeeSparky21 Jun 2013 3:15 a.m. PST

That is totally morbid and disgusting! The cremains would not mix with the metal and would ruin an entire pot of metal. What you need to do is have cremain impregnated resin scenery made. Something that can be used for multiple genres, like a nice hill or ruined temple.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 4:37 a.m. PST

I do like this idea


miscmini Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Jun 2013 6:41 a.m. PST

No. I desire to be cremated and have my ashes mixed with those of my late wife. Kevin

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 10:49 a.m. PST

cremated and have my ashes mixed with those of my late wife

That's what my brothers and I did with our parents cremains. Put his wedding band in his canister and hers in her canister and slide them into the columbarium at her church.

My wife is considering having hers spread around a rose bush. I think I'd like mine spread along the Confederate lines at Vicksburg where my grandfather's regiment (36th Miss.) fought during the siege.


Jovian1 Inactive Member21 Jun 2013 10:56 a.m. PST

I'm having my ashes made into bullets for the U.S. military – so I can do my part in service to my country.

^^The above is A JOKE!!!^^

I would have never contemplated such a morbid thing. I prefer the method of several others with much higher budgets – launched into space – the final frontier.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 11:04 a.m. PST

I like the story of the Roman wife who drank a pinch of her husband's ashes in her wine each evening. Unfortunately my wife doesn't drink anymore.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 11:06 a.m. PST

My wife already bought plots in the town cemetery and wants to pick out stones. She said I could have toy soldiers on it. Someone nearby has clowns.

I said I want a trip to the site like in the Magnificent Seven. I might have a few of my favorite figures inside with me. Britains Royal Horse Artillery and Foreign Legion.

Stepman321 Jun 2013 11:26 a.m. PST

Shagnasty, she finally swallowed…

doug redshirt21 Jun 2013 9:11 p.m. PST

Well since I hear you cant dump bodies in the trash for some reason. I plan on being cremated. Actually I am thinking of giving my body to be used for medical science, the company collects the body and then returns a box of ashes to your love ones and costs you nothing. Nothing like a free disposal so it costs your love ones nothing. Now I just need to get some tattoos in some interesting places to surprise the med students when they get cutting. Something like "Ouch that hurts", or "This leg brought to you by Nike".

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member21 Jun 2013 10:43 p.m. PST

I'm having my ashes made into bullets for the U.S. military so I can do my part in service to my country.

You'd be surprised how many people we've shot out of cannons and guns at Renaissance Faire…

Cincinnatus Inactive Member22 Jun 2013 4:03 p.m. PST

Being made into some sort of wargame thing is kind of odd but it's an interesting idea.

I'm not entirely sure what I want done with my ashes but one of my options is Arlington so I have to give that some serious consideration. If any crowd can appreciate that, I figure you guys can.

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 9:03 p.m. PST

I want to be sat upright on a throne just like Zardoz although not necessarily in a cave.

(Phil Dutre) Inactive Member24 Jun 2013 5:08 a.m. PST

To be honest, I find this a very morbid idea.

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