Ash Scattering Mishaps and How to Avoid Them!
No one wants to re-enact the scene above from "The Big Lebowski". Here are some tips to help you avoid a memorable "for the wrong reasons" experience with your loved ones remains. First rule of scattering by hand; STAND UPWIND or you will be wearing your loved one! An easy way to test is grab a handful of grass, sand or soil and extend your arm at about head height and release. This will show you wind direction. For an even release of remains, do not pour from the plastic b
Her Final Wish was for her Husband's Final Wish
Occasionally we hear questions and comments such as, "You get paid to scatter someone else's ashes? The family doesn't do it?" And the answer is YES! That is precisely the reason International Scattering Society came into existence. Most families contact us months or years after their loved one has passed and their grief has subsided. When families bring their loved one home from the funeral home or crematorium, the act of ash scattering can bring them closure and complet
A society member's charming and heartfelt approach to scattering ashes in Ireland.
What a beautiful morning Joan and I had driving to Tara. It was one of those still, crisp, frosty and sunny Winter days. It is about 23 miles from home. The Hill Of Tara is not very high at maybe 3-400 feet, but is quite prominent in the rich, flat farmland of Meath. I chatted to her on the way, describing the sights as we passed them. When we reached the summit, there was not another soul there except Joan and I. The ground was frosted hard and our only company was a flock o