posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:16 PM
I have been reading ATS for years, and never have been compelled until today to actually sign up and reply to someones post. My mother passed away
very suddenly and was a shock to our entire family. One of her wishes was to be creamated. Of course we followed her wishes; however, when someone
is cremated their ashes have to go somewhere. Most people who are creamated, their ashes do not go in some cheap box. Such as my mother, we put a lot
thought into her vase, and purchased a bronze vase that was carved into something she loved her entire life. Moreover, let me tell you it is far from
cheap to store someones ashes. Furthermore, a glass cabinet was purchased to place the vase in, (which is what most people do). Did I once in my life
before this tragedy ever expect to have my mothers ashes in my house? The answer is no. However, sometimes this is how life plays out. One day when I
can afford it I will probably fly to the place she most longed to return to and release her ashes. The only reason I chose to share this story
briefly, is because I would like the original poster to understand why people would most likely have someones ashes in their home. It was never
something they probably ever planned, they are honoring beloved family members request. Yes, most of us plan on releasing their ashes one day.
However, most don't just want to dump their beloved in any random place, it has to be special, and sometimes that equals saving money.