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Ashes to Ashes

Got yer – not the title of a current TV series – not anything to do with the forthcoming test series with Australia ( how does anyone fancy England’s chances?)

No, intrigued as to the different views families have on what to do with ashes of loved ones. Today I was present for the burying of ashes in a large planter in a garden – said planter now graced with a very pretty Acer. The advantage of this arrangement  is that when and if a family move, then loved ones ashes can come with them with no hastle.  I believe ashes can now even be made into jewellry and colourful glass objects… Its all a very individual thing of course – i wonder what any of you paxtonvic readers think?

After todays ashes burial in a very beautiful country garden, the  backdoor slammed tight and we were all locked out of the house. As I had a baptism shortly  up in the village church, I had to be assisted by the gentlemen of the house over a substantial gate with the help of a series of chairs. Dignity was preserved – and good humour broke forth. I just wonder if this was the the late loved one having a smile on us – benelovent of course and approving of the choice of burial….

Later I joined the St Neots deanery Rogation walk – well, to be truthful, I arrived in the visitors Centre at Paxton Pits and waited for the ramblers to arrive there. Wind swept and hearty a party of c 25 appeared and enjoyed yummy cakes Little Paxton ladies had made. Thanks to Rev John Alford for organising the walk along with the ever enthusiastic team from Paxton Pits.

The nightingales are in fine voice. I learnt all about the good work of the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Rural Support Team and the way they help many people in rural setting each year with a variety of practical and financial problems.   So, a nice ending to a busy day – excect Ive not finished yet – off to see my mother in her nursing home.

Thanks to evryone who is reading this blog – an amazing number of you seem to be blogging on – do comment if you have time!

May 17, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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