Man riding jet ski with jet ski tweet

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When scattering grandma’s ashes doesn’t go quite as planned

Scattering grandma's ashes probably shouldn't be this fun.

May 30, 2018, 12:42 pm

Internet Culture

 

David Britton

People react differently to losing a loved one. The crazy stir of emotions can lead to crying for sure, but if you’ve ever found yourself laughing at a funeral, you’re far from alone. It’s like Dolly Parton said in Steel Magnolias. “Laughter thorough tears in my favorite emotion.”

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Besides, sometimes the situation is just too funny to hold it in. Like this story from writer Mitch Feltscheer, who tried his best to keep a straight face while his family scattered his grandmother’s ashes.

Sounds kind of nice right?

Well, that’s blunt, but not untrue.

Luckily there was a plan B.

Twitter loved the story, and the initial tweet has liked over seven thousand times.

https://twitter.com/bensherman72/status/1001721661610233857

https://twitter.com/MeaningfulB/status/1001720467927912448

And a few people decided to use the opportunity to share some ash-scattering stories of their own.

One woman thought to ask if the Grandmother did, in fact, love Jet Skis.

https://twitter.com/katsterevin/status/1001724768893235200

Unfortunately, the answer seems to be “no”.

Well, it’s nice she got to ride one at the end of her long journey. Congrats Grandma on taking a Jet Ski into heaven. We’re sure Saint Peter was impressed when you showed up.

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*First Published: May 30, 2018, 12:42 pm