On my old website, I wrote a piece called, If This Thing Should Kill Me, concerning the possibility of my death at the beginning of COVID-19. A year and a half has passed and I’m still alive. Here’s a new, much shorter version of my old piece with some simple instructions of what to do if I should die today.
- Cremate me. It’s easier. And why should it matter if I’m already dead?
- Put me in a simple box-shaped urn, maybe pine. Perhaps, I’ll have bought one before my time. If not, look it up, they make ‘em.
- Put my little box in its place, in the columbarium at Osborne Memorial Cemetery in Joplin, Missouri where my firstborn daughter, Angel Hope, is buried.
- Save a few of my ashes. Throw a few in the ocean, a few in the prairie, and a few in some of the other places that I loved. Your choice.
- Divvy up my money and stuff based on my living will and last testament.
- Have a party if you want. Maybe, play John Lennon’s Imagine, and then a bunch of old raucous and upbeat blues numbers.
That’s it. Pretty simple.
I know people don’t like to talk about death. Tough. I have no problem with death as it’s all part of life’s journey. – dse
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