I have death on my mind at present
No, not mine but someone I know has been given only a short time to live and a couple of others I know have recently died. One of those who died was in his 90s, so he had a good innings as they say over here (a cricketing reference) and death at that age is to be expected. The other person I knew who died had suffered from multiple sclerosis for a number of years and presumably that is what took her out in the end. So the manner of her death was not a surprise.
On the other hand, the manner of her burial, or rather disposal of her ashes is quite a surprise and I have to say, I have never heard of this previously. The lady was cremated - nothing surprising about that. Many people who are cremated will have expressed a wish to have their ashes scattered over a favorite place or off a headland or even at sea but this lady's wish was to go out with a bang - literally. In her will, she instructed her family to hold a party at a local hostelry on a hill and to have fireworks at this party. Her ashes are to be attached to one of the fireworks (or included inside it, I am not sure which) so that they will be scattered when the firework explodes in the air!
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