Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sometimes procrastination is a good thing

 When Frankie died I asked that she be cremated and her ashes returned to me. While waiting for her return I looked at various urns and boxes to keep her in but hadn't ordered any. It was just too hard.

Her ashes finally got here today and I was very surprised because I was expecting them in a bag of some sort instead they came in a beautiful wooden box - 


I didn't order this, as far as I know I didn't pay extra for this but it is lovely.

We also received a certificate with a lovely poem on it - 


"Farewell, Master, yet not farewell. 
 Where I go, ye too shall dwell. 
 I am gone, before your face, 
 A moment's time, a little space. 
 When ye come where I have stepped 
 Ye will wonder why ye wept."

Until I can find a more permanent plaque I printed Frankie's photo and glued it to a label to put on the front of her box - 


She's sitting on the low bookcase in the living room that holds the tv. I don't know how long she will stay there because we both were crying a lot and it might be too hard to see her every day when in fact, we can't see her every day. 

8 comments:

  1. What a nice way to send the ashes. I love the poem too. I can see how it would be hard to look at her sweet face and know she's there, yet she's not.

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    1. G misses her every time he walks into the bedroom, expecting to see her sleeping on the bed. Me, I miss her all the time - like now I'm sitting at the dining table and when I look up from my laptop my gaze goes immediately to the hall where I expect to see her sitting, waiting for what we never could figure out but there she would sit.

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  2. I'm teary too. I'm glad she's home.

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    1. It's nice to be able to touch the box every time I walk through the living room, G thought to put her on top of the china closet but that was too far away for me. I like to give her a pat.

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  3. Beautiful picture of her.

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    1. She had an awesome resting-bitch-face LOL

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  4. That's nice that the cremation company handled it so well. There was one time I dealt with the cremation company directly rather than going through the vet, and I was really pleased with how respectful they were.

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    1. This is the first time, over a period of 50 years that I have loved and lost cats, that I had the ashes returned to me. I find it quite comforting to have her here. (But we both still want her back.)

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