Where can we memorialize our dad OUTSIDE a cemetery?
August 15, 2012 1:14 PM Subscribe
Park benches, Disneyland bricks, memorial reefs... what are some other ways to memorialize someone outside of a cemetery?
posted by OolooKitty to grab bag (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My dad passed away almost a year ago. He was cremated and his wish was to have his ashes scattered. However, I suggested to my family that it would be nice to have a place we could visit, and something with his name on it so that there is a more-or-less permanent indication that this person lived and was here.
This has unfortunately escalated into a situation in which the family is now contemplating placing the ashes in a local cemetery, which will cost somewhere in the range of $8000.00 and would not be what Dad wanted. (He would also flip at the cost.) My mom is justifying it under the theory that it's large enough for the whole family (!) but I don't want that for myself and at least one of my sisters feels very strongly the same way.
I would love suggestions on a different way to memorialize my dad here in Los Angeles. I've found that you can buy, for instance, permanent stones at Disneyland, and so forth. I don't think that's right for him, but something like that where his name could live on and be seen outside of a cemetery and that could be visited by his family.
Thanks! Any suggestions will be appreciated.