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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:25 am 
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Put me in a cardboard box, stick me in the ground and plant a tree on top. No need for any permanent reminder of my existence..

How permanent is a headstone anyway though? 100 years? 150? There are graveyards with old headstones around with no inscription, eventually they get moved.

Tree is a nice idea though, environmentally speaking. :)

That is what we did with my mother and father, though they were both cremated first and the ashes sprinkled in just before the tree was planted in a woodland cemetery just on the edge of the Chilterns


We did that with my dad, in a hole in the garden and planted an apple tree, it's coming along nicely.

Grandkids call it the Papletree (he was known as Papa) and we always have a little picnic by it when we are at mums.


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slick wrote:
SaintK wrote:
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Put me in a cardboard box, stick me in the ground and plant a tree on top. No need for any permanent reminder of my existence..

How permanent is a headstone anyway though? 100 years? 150? There are graveyards with old headstones around with no inscription, eventually they get moved.

Tree is a nice idea though, environmentally speaking. :)

That is what we did with my mother and father, though they were both cremated first and the ashes sprinkled in just before the tree was planted in a woodland cemetery just on the edge of the Chilterns


We did that with my dad, in a hole in the garden

Wrong log in and relative, globus


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:35 am 
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Put me in a cardboard box, stick me in the ground and plant a tree on top. No need for any permanent reminder of my existence..

How permanent is a headstone anyway though? 100 years? 150? There are graveyards with old headstones around with no inscription, eventually they get moved.

Tree is a nice idea though, environmentally speaking. :)

That is what we did with my mother and father, though they were both cremated first and the ashes sprinkled in just before the tree was planted in a woodland cemetery just on the edge of the Chilterns


Doesn't that bugger up the Ph of the soil and stunt the tree though, or is cremation ash neutral?

I'm no gardener, but I'm pretty sure my folks use wood ash as a fertilizer. I'm not sure if that differs in pH to human ash.

Globby, any weeds sprouting through your patio??


Yeah, but you put wood ash down to alter the PH for specific plants. I think.

Anyway, my gravestone will, naturally, be something like this:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:48 am 
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Anyway, my gravestone will, naturally, be something like this:

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I have been to the Corinium Museum, its very good.

Anyway, I thought you would be more of a Tomb of Caecilia Metella kind of man.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Pigeonshit, most likely.

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Globby, any weeds sprouting through your patio??


Nope. Round-Up does a great job of keeping them away. Glyphosate also assists in decomposing, which is helpful.


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Globby, any weeds sprouting through your patio??


Nope. Round-Up does a great job of keeping them away. Glyphosate also assists in decomposing, which is helpful.



Vicious poison that. Stay away from it.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:44 pm 
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I will be taken to 15000 feet over Lake Taupo, in a plastic bag, by 5 of my mates, who will link up in freefall, and then rip the bag apart, releasing me to take my last freefall as dust.

I'll end up spread over a large area of a cool place, where I lived, and had some good times.

I have done this for a couple of mates, so its a fitting way to go. Known in the skydiving world as an ash dive.


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Globby, any weeds sprouting through your patio??


Nope. Round-Up does a great job of keeping them away. Glyphosate also assists in decomposing, which is helpful.



Vicious poison that. Stay away from it.

It is. I got some from the head of a chemical factory in Sweet Briar Road in Norwich. (His son was a fellow student.)

I has strict instructions to wear Marigolds, goggles and a breathing mask.

Tell you what though. It was industrial strength. The weeds in my garden in Cherry Hinton (Cambridge) turned up their leaves and passed away in a couple of days.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:59 pm 
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Wilson's Toffee wrote:
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Globby, any weeds sprouting through your patio??


Nope. Round-Up does a great job of keeping them away. Glyphosate also assists in decomposing, which is helpful.



Vicious poison that. Stay away from it.

Too right. Stick to asbestos.


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Globby, any weeds sprouting through your patio??


Nope. Round-Up does a great job of keeping them away. Glyphosate also assists in decomposing, which is helpful.



Vicious poison that. Stay away from it.

Too right. Stick to asbestos.

Rather not. Actually it's quite benign till you dismantle it. I've posted about this before when my grandmother's garage was demolished.


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globus wrote:
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Globby, any weeds sprouting through your patio??


Nope. Round-Up does a great job of keeping them away. Glyphosate also assists in decomposing, which is helpful.



Vicious poison that. Stay away from it.

Too right. Stick to asbestos.

Rather not. Actually it's quite benign till you dismantle it. I've posted about this before when my grandmother's garage was demolished.


Globby disposing of his grannywink's asbestos

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frillage wrote:
As in life, so in death,
Here Globus lies.

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As in life, so in death,
Here Globus lies.

:lol:

You might have unearthed something.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:51 pm 
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globus wrote:
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Globby, any weeds sprouting through your patio??


Nope. Round-Up does a great job of keeping them away. Glyphosate also assists in decomposing, which is helpful.



Vicious poison that. Stay away from it.

Too right. Stick to asbestos.

Rather not. Actually it's quite benign till you dismantle it. I've posted about this before when my grandmother's garage was demolished.

No, you posted about demolishing your stepson's garage

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=76226&p=5447059&hilit=Asbestos#p5447059


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Too right. Stick to asbestos.

Rather not. Actually it's quite benign till you dismantle it. I've posted about this before when my grandmother's garage was demolished.


Globby disposing of his grannywink's asbestos

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It was ok, he was wearing this
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Rather not. Actually it's quite benign till you dismantle it. I've posted about this before when my grandmother's garage was demolished.

No, you posted about demolishing your stepson's garage

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=76226&p=5447059&hilit=Asbestos#p5447059

:lol: :lol: :lol:
One of Globby's little lapses of memory!


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Rather not. Actually it's quite benign till you dismantle it. I've posted about this before when my grandmother's garage was demolished.

No, you posted about demolishing your stepson's garage

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=76226&p=5447059&hilit=Asbestos#p5447059


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:08 pm 
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No, you posted about demolishing your stepson's garage

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=76226&p=5447059&hilit=Asbestos#p5447059[/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote]
I did and that was true. But my late grandma had the same problem on Cromer Road in Norwich.

I took that down with a great deal of care and on the advice of the husband of a colleague of my former wife.

He got the nasty lung problems and was given only months to live. He's still about. Got loads of money which enabled him to buy a lovely house near Newmarket. He used to take asbestos lagging off pipes.

I helped to gravel their drive. The interior was largely in flint.

The stepson's was removed by people of a certain traveller population. They apparently were not informed nor cared about health and safety.

I'm amazed that you dredged that up.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:17 pm 
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It's called having a memory and being able to type two words into a search box. Took about 30secs.
If you remember, I was a little irate
A couple of posts below the one I linked to you mention the same gentleman, but directly in relation to your stepson's house
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was advised by a poor fella who was the husband of my former wife's teaching staff.

He just about survived the dreaded. He's still about but not in a good way.

He used to remove asbestos lagging from pipes.

I went in with the scuba kit. It was rather funny in retrospect. I looked like an alien.

There I am, taking the stuff down and the skip hire company chaps are in shorts and just bunged it into the bin.

Dust everywhere. Health and Safety was not operating that day.


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happyhooker wrote:
It's called having a memory and being able to type two words into a search box. Took about 30secs.
If you remember, I was a little irate
A couple of posts below the one I linked to you mention the same gentleman, but directly in relation to your stepson's house
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was advised by a poor fella who was the husband of my former wife's teaching staff.

He just about survived the dreaded. He's still about but not in a good way.

He used to remove asbestos lagging from pipes.

I went in with the scuba kit. It was rather funny in retrospect. I looked like an alien.

There I am, taking the stuff down and the skip hire company chaps are in shorts and just bunged it into the bin.

Dust everywhere. Health and Safety was not operating that day.


:lol:


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My memory is hazy these days. I just post what I can pull up from my brain in the long years I have lived.

Asbestos was not considered harmful. It was only when you shredded it that the problems began.

Many garages were roofed in it. My Gran's and stepson's were no exception.

The Management's mother has the same problem. I'm trying to arrange a demolition of the garage/outhouse and they will be turning up in spacesuits.

It also has "concrete cancer".

Fun and games.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:29 pm 
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"I'm immortal, Im just sick of you kunts."


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Sadly, I'm mortal. I've already planned my funeral.

There's a lot of laughs (I hope) in it.

It does not include the greased coffin that went downhill fast.


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What a morbid subject. It's got me thinking though.


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I don't think it terribly morbid, Tehui. It's inevitable that your days on earth will end at some point.

I have prepared funeral services (free of charge) for many.

In the olden days, when I was a chorister, they were dark and rather miserable. These days they look to celebrate a person's life.

I've had a good one. I intend to go down with smiles on people's faces.

And when visitors to the cemetery pass by, they will hopefully see a bit of humour.

I have written a ditty that is sung to the tune of the "Teddy Bear's Picnic" for my funeral service.

If you go down ....................


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globus wrote:
I don't think it terribly morbid, Tehui. It's inevitable that your days on earth will end at some point.

I have prepared funeral services (free of charge) for many.

In the olden days, when I was a chorister, they were dark and rather miserable. These days they look to celebrate a person's life.

I've had a good one. I intend to go down with smiles on people's faces.

And when visitors to the cemetery pass by, they will hopefully see a bit of humour.

I have written a ditty that is sung to the tune of the "Teddy Bear's Picnic" for my funeral service.

If you go down ....................


If you go down to the patio today your sure of a big surprise,
If you go down to the patio today you will see my disguise.

For every aunty that ever there was has gathered there for certain
Because today’s the day the CID find their bodies.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:39 am 
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Not bad Frillage. But no cigar.

Actually the patio will be dug up soon and a new one put down.

The aunties are sleeping peacefully in Lancashire so not expecting surprises.


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My friend last night said her name with an arrow pointing down


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