Yesterday Bill and I attended a funeral for a very sweet man in our ward. Afterwards Bill and I went to lunch. We both felt very down, and I know, "duh Kristie, it was a funeral!". But we decided that we want to be a little different.
It's going to be sad enough when we die, I know all of you will just be beside yourself! At first I wanted to have a funeral, and I knew who I wanted flown in and who locally to speak, people who are amazed by me, almost worship me (har har), people I know love me for who I am! There aren't that many, but those I choose would be very convincing that even those that thought they knew me would think I was amazing! But then Bill reminded me of a movie I guess I saw that had some monkeys or something in it, and at the end they let the person's ashes blow away with rose petals, I guess I commented on it saying I wanted my end like that. I obviously didn't remember, but it sounded nice, so I think I'll have anyone interested hike to the top of a mountain (we'll have to head to Colorado:-) and say goodbye to me as I float away on the wind. At one time I thought our church was against cremation, but I have heard otherwise since then and think that's what I want.
Bill wants me to take the kids and his family to Disney Land. He wants people to have fun and remember him with joy. He also wants to be cremated, I thought it might be fun to let his ashes go on the top of a roller coaster, but those sitting behind us probably won't appreciate it... Now Bill plans on living at least 8 more decades, so by then taking 7 kids, 25 grand kids, 168 great grand kids, 543 great great grand kids, and 1 great great great grand kid might get a bit pricey, so this is our ten year plan, in ten more years we'll re-evaluate it.