The Bee Hive

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Thursday, August 18, 2005


I am too tired to write much of anything coherent tonight. It's 3:30 am, and I am just getting to it. But I'll reset the time on this entry to show 11:59, so it'll be the right day....well, it won't be, really, I guess, but to me it is still the 17th, since I haven't gone to bed yet.

Jan and her DH got here around 5pm today. We talked for a little while, then left to go get Zach and go to Mass. After that we took Zach home and stayed for dinner. Then we left to go to the cemetery because I needed to check on my hitchhiker hostel (a letterboxing thing), and when there, talked about how our parents would feel about having two letterboxes so near...okay, ON...their graves. She thinks Mother would think it was funny, and Daddy wouldn't like it. I tend to think neither would be too happy about it.

So Jan asked where I was going to be buried. I said that there is room in the family plot, here, so it's first come first serve, and I didn't think she or Glenda would want to be buried in our hometown. She said she is going to be cremated and 'not take up space'. I said, "well, it's cheaper", so maybe I would too - and then have my ashes buried here. Or that I would just wait and let the kids have the fun of choosing. She said, "Don't do that, you'll end up in a garbage bag somewhere." LOL!

After we came back to the house, she looked over some local newspapers, my artwork binders, and we talked and talked. We talked so much this evening that we are both hoarse. I did email Glenda about the people wanting to rent our property on the highway. Jan said she called Glenda about it after I told her a few days ago, and she seemed receptive to the idea. So now she has the contact information, and she and Audie can take care of the negotiation and decision.

I also called Andrew (youngest son) and made plans for him and Samantha to meet us for breakfast in the morning. And while we're in town, I can withdraw more of Stewart's (oldest son) money and get another big payment for Jan, to get farther along in buying out her third of this house. Not much farther to go, I don't think. Then he can continue to buy out my two thirds and it'll be his.

Got to get to bed!


At 8/19/2005 1:59 AM, Blogger Thorn said...

beautiful little cemetary! That would be a nice resting spot, although I tend to agree with your sis on the cremation part and not taking up space for all of eternity! I always thought to have my ashes buried at my fathers headstone, but now that I'm married guess I should be somewhere close to him for all of eternity...just to haunt him throughout the afterlife as well ;-)...Carrie


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