This morning, before the caffeine hit the bloodstream, I received a weird story from one of my genealogy buds. Could it be an early Halloween joke? It appears there is a company across the pond who will immortalize people or pets by pressing their cremated remains into a vinyl record.
Vinyl record? This group even offers album cover art with either a photograph of the dearly departed or a painting. Customize the album with a last message, will, directions, or music and you're ready to go.
After I chuckled at the grim reaper and blood spatters on the website, I wondered how many people could even play a vinyl record. I think I have a record player tucked away somewhere deep in the dungeon here at the house.
I kind of like the idea of leaving a recording of my voice for my future family members, but I think I will just turn on my video camera for the occasion. And, my family can always raid the computer and old photograph album books for numerous examples of my smile.
I think I will pass on the offer to spend eternity pressed on a vinyl record. I think I would rather be pressed into the heart and memories of my loved ones.
Ahh, genealogy. And the beat goes on.........
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