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19 Sep 2020 6:59 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Sep 2020 6:58 p.m. PST

A famous musician recently shared that he asked his mother why she supported his music interest, and she told him that she had once wanted to be a performer. She has since passed away, and in her honor, he sprinkles some of her ashes whenever he plays Carnegie Hall or other prestigious venues.

When you pass on, would you like some of your ashes sprinkled at your favorite gaming venues?

saltflats192919 Sep 2020 7:49 p.m. PST

I dont think my friends would appreciate my ashes dumped around their house.

arthur181520 Sep 2020 12:49 a.m. PST

No, but I wouldn't object to them being mixed with PVA glue and used to texture figure bases!

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2020 1:51 a.m. PST

Nope, not being cremated & being buried properly.

bsrlee20 Sep 2020 3:04 a.m. PST

Its actually a noted hazard at sporting venues where some fans have their friends sprinkle their ashes on the field. After cremation & processing there are still sharp bone fragments in the 'ashes' and players can be injured by them. Then, every few years the surface turf at major venues is replaced and the old turf and several inches of field soil goes to landfill – hardly a lasting memorial.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2020 3:04 a.m. PST

Why would I, being dead, care ?????

skipper John20 Sep 2020 6:07 a.m. PST

Isn't what's left basically "bone meal?" I dumped my Sister-in-Laws in the garden 4 years ago. Finally found something she could actually do right!

Waco Joe20 Sep 2020 7:05 a.m. PST

I have some old Prince August 54mm Knight molds. I tell my sons to mix some of my ashes with the casting metal and turn me into toys.

They think I am kidding.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2020 8:05 a.m. PST

I told my wife I want to be buried in an Italianate mausoleum carved from a single flawless block of Carrara marble (my second choice, my wife vetoed suttee.)

She says she will have me cremated. I will need to get used to the heat where I am going.

William Warner20 Sep 2020 10:01 a.m. PST

Back when I was still Civil War reenacting, one of our group members died. At his request we were given part of his ashes to be added to the gunpowder in blank cartridges. These were used to fire a volley in his memory.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2020 10:35 a.m. PST


Capt John Miller20 Sep 2020 11:05 a.m. PST

Uuuuuuuummmmmmm no.

Major General Stanley20 Sep 2020 2:47 p.m. PST

Apparently you can have ashes mixed into fireworks. I think that I would like that. After a game my gaming buddies can take the rockets to a field and scatter me in spectacular fashion. Of course with my luck I'd roll a one an d the rocket wouldn't go off.

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2020 5:05 p.m. PST

Buying a plot of land in the back of beyond, digging a great big hole and arraying my armies according to period and scale, might take my book collection with me…won't be of use to anyone else.
Might have a chute, and forward my mail to that location, expect I will still be sending away for stuff up to….

Andrew Walters20 Sep 2020 5:28 p.m. PST

I'm more concerned about what happens to all the games and miniatures. And unfinished projects.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2020 5:39 a.m. PST

I want an airplane to scatter my ashes over a lead mine.

skipper John21 Sep 2020 8:35 a.m. PST

Well, this has gotten me to thinking. So often I've heard that people want to pass on while asleep in bed. NOT ME!

I'm hoping I go in heavy Expressway traffic with the "cruise control" on. Now, I don't want to kill anyone but I sure would like to make just one more big mess of things before I go.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2020 9:58 a.m. PST

people want to pass on while asleep in bed. NOT ME!

Not me either. I want to die like my grandfather – drunk and asleep.

Not screaming like the other guys in the car.

7th Va Cavalry21 Sep 2020 2:19 p.m. PST

No, where I game someone would mistake me for some kind of flocking material. Besides, its already in writing that I'm to be mixed with the ashes of my deceased dogs and scattered off the Scenic Overlook in Va. I want to go home in the end!

Never wanted anyone obligated to visit a piece of ground where my remains are.

Dukewilliam Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2020 3:33 p.m. PST

Yeah, me and my dog together forever. Under a tree somewhere.


Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Sep 2020 4:24 p.m. PST

I'm to be cremated and thrown on my wife if she remarries.

von Schwartz21 Sep 2020 4:52 p.m. PST

I wanna die at 90, jumping out of the window of a young woman's bedroom to escape her jealous boyfriend.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2020 8:32 p.m. PST

I'm with Tyrion Lannister on this one.

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