We picked out and paid for our final resting place. Our ashes will be interred at Linnell Cemetery in a plot across the walkway from my cousin Mark and down the row from Uncle Willard. The cemetery is just a mile down the road from where we live…it is a favorite night sky watching spot for me. Safe spot to park, quiet and a grand view of the entire night sky.
Linnell Cemetery is where Far Guys Maternal Grandparents, Great Grandparents and his Uncle Willard are buried. We chose Linnell Cemetery because the lawn is always mowed nicely…unlike Riverside at Osage…sometimes you could bale hay at that cemetery. Sad to say that the decision came down to lawn maintenance…but it did.
So we can cross something off the list.
I am working on my obituary. I wrote it before but that computer crashed, this time I will print out a copy. Far Guy has not begun to write his obit….he is dragging his feet.
There are certain things we have done.
Our wills are notarized and registered with the county.
Our Minnesota Advanced Care Directives have been filled out and our signatures witnessed by my other baby brother and his wife. The Clinic in town has the original papers on file and I have a copy.
We have discussed and noted special items that we own and who they should be passed down to.
Far Guy says “We can’t do everything, something has to be left for the mourners to do.”
I agree BUT some things should be done together before one person is left to make all the decisions.