You should tell funny stories about them now and when you’ve one day passed on, every time your…

Oh, thank you for sharing your response! I was thinking that maybe I could use them in a way that the Catholic Church uses palm ashes on Good Friday. Keep the urn around for birthday parties of my progeny and then put a smudge of me on their foreheads as part of the celebration. (If you read Gutbloom, you might know that this kind of an idea was engendered by his Septemberfest idea.) Anyway, this is not that funny, but given the scenario, once the birthday-person-Mary-genetic-carrier is done with their day, the showering or the washing off of the ash gets to be a somber moment of that “ashes to ashes, dust to water” philosophy.

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