Debating a themed urn display

Mom came home with me Saturday, per her wishes. Gosh, she only died eight days ago. I've set her up by a nice window with a view.

I'm thinking this could go one of two ways for her urn display: I could put her ashes in a Tupperware, triple wrap that in plastic grocery bags, and tie that with a green produce twister.

Every Wednesday I could deposit the food section so she can read the weekly sales. On special occasions, I could bring her gifts, like ten ground coffee bags I purchase using coupons, and leave it near the urn like an offering. That's filial piety right there.

Or, in a nod to her dancing days, I could mix her ashes with glitter and use any eye-catching container with a highly reflective surface, like glass, shiny metal, or a hollowed out disco ball. I could put that urn on a little stand that revolves, and set mini-uplights around the base.

On a wall display nearby, I can arrange a feather boa and and one of her old costumes. Seriously, that exists. It's a silver lame bikini adorned with rhinestones, and we framed it in a shadowbox.

There's no need to rush, so I'll let the answer come to me. For now, though, I set the Long's flyer by her ashes. I'm sure she is pleased.

 Mom's favorite reading material.

Mom's favorite reading material.

 When I said she was fabulous, I meant it with a capital F.

When I said she was fabulous, I meant it with a capital F.

Diane Ako2 Comments