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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.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on May 30, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 2:41 pm CDT

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.”


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.

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.

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 CDT