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Had the talk with my mother...

you know, the one where you tell her that when she dies, you're going to turn her into a pair of fashionable earrings. She handled it well, but says she wants to be a belly-button ring for my sister. I explained that, as I never wear gemstones, most likely she'll be a rear-view mirror fob.

I've known about "life gems" for a while. But the subject of cremation came up--apparently, there's been a family of four under the secondary altar for ten years now. Then things got morbid.

Heh.

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atalantapendrag
May. 30th, 2004 11:32 am (UTC)
I definitely want to be a Lifegem when I go.

I thik a Lifegem would make an amazing engagement ring. Any guy can give a girl a ring that was his grandmother's, it takes a special guy to give a girl a ring that was his grandmother.
spottylogic
May. 30th, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's the gift that says "I'm disturbingly attached to you."
artfulreggie
May. 30th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC)
Ironically this has been a major topic since my return home. Based off the current location of LifeGematoriums in Texas, I believe this is yet another excuse for them to move to Austin.
sdocat
May. 30th, 2004 09:16 pm (UTC)
And the idea pops into my head, 'I wonder if you can put LED's behind them'.. The posibilities..
crazy_emz
May. 31st, 2004 04:43 am (UTC)
the random fandom search....and I come to this lj..

Well I've never heard of Life Gems, had a quick look at the webby and seems like a good idea...but could have problems I guess..

Baa what would I know ay?..

I have to say when I was first reading this I thought ' you're going to turn her into a pair of fashionable earrings ' kinda whoa now why would you do that but I understand now..hehehe silly me!
spottylogic
May. 31st, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
Well, I'd just driven 10 miles to do some unnecessary work for her on a Sunday morning, so at that point, turning her into an accessory after her death is perfectly justified :) My favorite suggestion at the website is matched parent earings.

I love that idea :) "What God has brought together and Divorce has sundered, MORBID AND UNHOLY TECHNOLOGY can rejoin ONCE AGAIN!!!"

Bwahaha!
spottedhyena
May. 31st, 2004 06:06 am (UTC)
Why does that website have "Scam" written all over it? ;?)
spottylogic
May. 31st, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
Well, it's been around a few years and has been well-documented in the media, so it's a very public scam.

Anyway, ultimately, what does it matter if you're wearing grandma, or if you just THINK you're wearing grandma?

If it's a scam, it's going to make a great movie of the week :)
spottedhyena
May. 31st, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)
Or at least Ripley's Believe It or Not ;?)
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