Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Postby HeironymousJosch » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:14 am

I will be bringing (half of) my mother's remains to the playa this year (I lost the other half...just kidding). Could I leave you more ash and redeem a playa brick? In all seriousness, this is a fantastic gift. I've held onto my mom's ashes for so many years waiting for the right time and place to spread them and I've grown strangely attached. Well if they do, indeed, end up in the temple this year, it would be amazing to have a small keepsake to take home. I'm camping in Terminal Village and will definitely look you up!

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Postby goathead » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:54 pm

Come on by HJ.
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Postby goathead » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:40 am

bump
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Postby Deb Prothero » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:09 am

Thanks for the great stone that you made for me, Goathead.

If anyone is thinking of doing this, please don't sit on the fence, it's a truly beautiful way to remember someone. Goathead took a pinch of ashes and mixed it with the playa dust, then melted them into a rock. It is magical to watch it happen.

Still trying to find a good way to make a setting for this.
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Postby mojo » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:33 am

Goathead, you're a hero - what a very cool gift.
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Postby goathead » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:20 am

have a couple of good muse.

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Postby Joe Buck » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:32 pm

Thank you so much for making this possible Goathead. My sister and I are planning on bringing my mom's ashes to the Temple, we will definitely seek you out!

I'm also very curious to see your Fresnal lens in action. Do you know what temperature the playa has to reach in order to make the glass transition?
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Postby goathead » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:08 am

Hi Joe

I will be in our camp
Home Brew for a Home Brew camp

Not sure what temp it reaches, suspect it is somewhere over 2000 degrees. Need torch goggles to use it.
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Postby goathead » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:46 am

bump.
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Postby goathead » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:22 pm

Bounce, bounce, bounce....

Because that is what goats do.

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Postby goathead » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:55 pm

bump
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Postby anandaconda » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:12 pm

Wow. This is really, really awesome. (And I mean that in the original sense of the word.)

I had planned to stop by for a homebrew sampling, but this kind of cinches things for me! What a precious and meaningful thing to do!

Sounds like we'll be neighbors at any rate-- I'll be with PEX at 8 o'clock and Esplanande.

Me ke aloha pumehana~~
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Postby goathead » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:27 pm

Thank You

And yes we will have some liquid refeshments almost all the time on tap.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:01 pm

goathead,

had to sell my tix;s and hour ago. i wanted to bring ash of my friend, foreman and all around shop cat, Tyger Shredder. his ashes are on my nite stand waiting to be with me in the end.

is there some way we can get a pebble with his ash for me to wear?
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Postby goathead » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:18 pm

pm sent.

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Postby goathead » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:36 am

BOUNCE, BOUNCE, BOUNCE

because I am a goat.

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Postby Artemis » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:45 am

AntiM wrote:I'd bring some of my brother's ashes, but he donated his body to the cadaver program. He would think this was way cool.


We donated my father's body to a cadaver program too but after a year they called us up to pick up the ashes. Maybe the place you donated to does something similar?

I kept the ashes in a treasure chest in my living room for years but it freaked my sisters out. Eventually one of them took the chest and buried it on her land....wonder if it's possible that they saved any of the ashes above ground. Will have to check. Super cool idea Goat.
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Postby unjonharley » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:48 am

goathead wrote:BOUNCE, BOUNCE, BOUNCE

because I am a goat.

:D


Tiggers BOUNCE!..Goats,well ah.. you know.
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Postby goathead » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:57 am

unjonharley wrote:
goathead wrote:BOUNCE, BOUNCE, BOUNCE

because I am a goat.

:D


Tiggers BOUNCE!..Goats,well ah.. you know.


LOL, and how I know.....

Goats, born to BOUNCE, on and off of everything, and sometimes crash....

Tiggers, are more BOING, he could have been a goat though.

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Postby goathead » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:46 pm

bounce....
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Postby goathead » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:46 pm

Bounce.

Because I don't have any socks to do it for me....

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Postby goathead » Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:54 am

Though the Burn is over

I would still like to do this for you.

Let me know if I can be of service.

Thanks
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Postby makoona » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:59 am

Hello. This is something very special. Will you be back there in 2010? I would like to visit.
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Postby goathead » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:00 am

Yes I will be back.

If I can be of service before then please let me know.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:35 am

just stopped in to see how this whole thing went? Seems like everybody loved em. Ill look for ya at BM X
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Postby Joe Buck » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:54 am

Hi Goathead,

Me and my sister stopped by on that windy, dusty Friday afternoon. You managed to make one stone with our mother's ashes before the elements made it impossible. I just wanted to say thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for what you did, and the wonderful home brew and great company. I am designing a pendent to hold the stone right now. I'll post photos when I get it done.

Thanks again,

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Postby Sail Man » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:37 pm

Goathead, pleasure to meet you and enjoy some cold homebrew's. While i had already planned on 2010, I think it was hanging out at your camp that convinced my wife to come back as well.

And that was an awesome gift you provided, very ingenious and with great results.

I work with a home-brewer back home, mentioned your camp, and I could see him getting realllllll thirsty. He said he may just have to attend next year to check out the competition :D
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Postby goathead » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:24 am

Very good Sail Man

You should probably have adult supervision.
:lol:

I have heard about you plans for me next year.
:lol:

You just have to remeber I run on playa time, and can be a little hard to find at times.

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Postby CapSmashy » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:58 am

After a few attempts, I finally located Goathead and the homebrew camp on a dusty Saturday morning. He was eating breakfast and obviously recovering from a night of slight overindulgence. :)

We had packed our daughter's ashes to bring to him for this unique and wonderful gift. She passed away 16 years ago. I was not really expecting the emotional response I had when I got them out and got a small pinch of them out and placed them into Goat's large worn hand. I suppose it serves to prove the point that with time we can learn to accept and live with the loss of a child or loved one, but the pain of that loss is always there, just beneath the surface and it will come out when it decides to.

Conditions weren't good at that time for using the lens, so I entrusted Rachel's ashes with him and headed back to camp with plans to either swing back by Sunday before he left or make arrangements for him to send the stone to us. Well, as the Playa does, I never made it back over and in an exchange of messages, I sent Goat my address and the stone arrived this past Monday.

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Pictures do not do it justice. It is beautiful and you can see flecks of her ashes in the shiny black surface.

Thank you Goathead, this will be a treasured stone and a cherished Playa gift that I do not think can ever be topped.
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Postby goathead » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:05 am

Thank You Cap.

If I can be of service to anyone else here Please feel free to contact me.

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