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Roger in Sheffield BS: Do you want to be buried or cremated ? (133* d) RE: BS: Do you want to be buried or cremated ? 25 Dec 01


Neither, I have a better idea. One of my Xmas presents is a book of britain's rare wildflowers, on one page there is a beautiful picture of the cliffs below the summit of Ben Lawers. The near vertical slope is covered in flowering alpine plants and has views out over Loch Tay
I should like nothing better (when I am much older) than to be clambering along the cliffs on the sunny side of the Mountain when I fall to my death in a dramatic Homer Simpson style after overreaching to view an interesting looking plant....DOH...DOH (bouncing off rocks as I go)
Thinking all the way down, I knew that was going to happen, it probably wasn't really Bristle Sedge anyway and now I ain't never going to see it
If I survive the fall for a while I hope I have plenty of Whisky ( is it available in unbreakable plastic bottles?)to dull the pain as I slip off to oblivion; warmed by the sun and taking in the beauty of the mountains, and if I fall just right, a picture postcard view of Lochan nan cat
On me I would have my national trust membership card and a will that stated that I would like to be left where I had fallen, not buried, just left to feel the sun on my bones as ever so slowly my beloved plants started to colonise them.

I would hope not to be discovered for several months so that the bloaty smelly stage had passed and only bones remined. Nearby would be an empty whisky bottle with my will inside

I like this idea so much I think I will drop the NT a line right now and see if they would be prepared to lay me to rest on Ben Lawers when the time comes.
For now I am off out to take photos of life, the sun is out, its a beautiful day.




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