No doubt, the subject of life and death is the most talked about topic today. We may not think about death every single day, but we are bound to meet it. As macabre as it may seem, I have thought about what I want to happen to my remains when I do pass away. I don’t want to be confined in a casket. I don’t want to be buried. Fire, I think is the best way to go. And I am pretty sure there are a lot of people who think the same way.
There is, of course, the traditional way of keeping the ashes of a loved one: in a jar. (Not the most poetic way to describe it, I know, but let’s be honest – it’s a jar.) For those who do not fancy having their ashes stored in a jar, there is this company who offers a one-of-a-kind service for people who may want their ashes to be placed in a non-traditional repository.
Holy Smoke LLC is a company started by two state law enforcement officers, Thad Holmes and Clem Parnell. Their concept is simple, interesting, and maybe freakish for some. For people who are into hunting, law enforcement, and other activities that involve guns and ammunition, the concept is perfect. Instead of putting the ashes of a loved on in an urn (there, I used the proper word), they will load the ashes onto shells. Not the kind that you pick up on a lazy day at the beach, but the kind the kind that you put in firearms.
It’s no joke, and the guys take their service seriously. In a nutshell, they will take the ashes of your loved one and manually put them in the ammo of your choosing. And you can use the ammo for real. Forget about having your family go on a single-engine plane to scatter your ashes over the sea or wherever.
You might think that this is too weird, but business is already gearing up, and they have already received orders. If you think this will work for you, get in touch with Holy Smoke.
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