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The Early Bird Catches The Worm!

Our lives are full of activities and technologies that consume much of our time. We are often preoccupied with local news, world events, and wondering when the next epidemic will occur. These concerns can add stress to the already burdensome task of considering funeral arrangements. Given the current costs and the desire for simplicity, many of us eventually conclude that cremation is the most practical option. But what happens after cremation? Where will your ashes go? Who will keep your ashes?

Your ashes can be released into gardens and bodies of water, or a family member could become the caretaker of your ash-filled urn. However, this can lead to complications. What happens when family members start fighting over who will be the guardian of your ashes? Or how can your friends and extended family members pay their respects to you if your ashes are scattered or kept in a private home? The best choice after cremation is to have your ashes placed in a niche inside a columbarium. Deciding on your final resting place in a columbarium not only saves money but also prevents potential family disputes. Still not convinced? Then let me share with you a short story to change your mind.

"Once upon a time, in a quiet little urn on the mantel of a suburban home, lived a man made entirely of ashes. His name was Ashford, and he was quite content with his cozy ceramic home. Each night, Ashford would fluff up his dusty particles, settle into the curves of his urn, and drift into a peaceful slumber, dreaming of the days when he had flesh and bones. However, as the years went by, Ashford began to worry. He had overheard a conversation between his descendants, who were considering scattering his ashes in the ocean.

The thought of being thrown into the vast, cold sea terrified Ashford. He had always hated water. Even in his previous life, he had avoided swimming pools and baths like the plague. The idea of his ashes being lost in the depths of the ocean, scattered and uncontained, was more than he could bear. Desperate to avoid this watery fate, Ashford decided it was time to make a move. He had heard tales of columbaria – beautiful, serene places where urns could rest safely in niches, undisturbed and dignified.

One night, as his family slept, Ashford gathered his courage. He had learned to manipulate the tiny vibrations of the house, and with great effort, he began to shimmy his urn closer to the edge of the mantel. Inch by inch, he maneuvered himself until, with a gentle thud, he landed on the carpet below. Now, the real journey began. Using his dusty form, Ashford rolled his urn across the floor, down the hallway, and out through the doggy door. The cool night air greeted him, and he felt a mix of excitement and trepidation.

The local columbarium was just a few blocks away. It was a quiet place, nestled among trees and blooming flowers. As Ashford approached, he marveled at the rows of niches, each one a secure and permanent home for urns like his. With a final burst of determination, he rolled himself up the path and through the gates. He knew he needed help to get inside one of those niches, so he gently nudged the caretaker’s broom until it fell over with a clatter. Startled, the caretaker discovered the lone urn and, understanding its significance, placed Ashford in a niche with great care.

Settling into his new home, Ashford felt a profound sense of relief. No longer did he fear the cold, dark depths of the ocean. In his niche, he was safe, secure, and surrounded by others like him. As he drifted off to sleep in his snug little space, Ashford knew he had found the perfect resting place – one where he could rest in peace, undisturbed by waves or currents, forever. The End!"

This story illustrates the peace and security that a columbarium niche can provide. By choosing this option, you ensure that your final resting place is a dignified and lasting tribute, free from the potential disputes and uncertainties that can arise from other arrangements. Make the thoughtful choice for yourself and your loved ones by considering a columbarium niche for your ashes.

So take the step towards a greener, more dignified future. Choose our eco-friendly niches for your columbarium today. For more information and to explore our range of options, visit or contact our dedicated team to learn more about how we can help you make the right choice.

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