Reef Balls ~ you can sleep with the fishes forever

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    As if shooting a loved one's ashes into space or pressing them into artificial diamonds were not sufficiently offbeat, relatives of the deceased now can have their ashes mixed into concrete to help form ocean habitats.

    A Georgia company has placed about 200 of the concrete cones, called "reef balls," in the ocean, mostly along the Gulf Coast. Last week, it interred cones filled with the ashes of several people about seven miles off the shore as part of the Great Egg Reef.

    Don Brawley, an accomplished diver, came up with the idea of turning artificial reefs into memorials, and founded Eternal Reefs with George Frankel in 2001.

    "Most states with reef programs buy artificial reefs," Frankel said. "We like to think that we're buying public reef balls with private money."

    Burying a loved one's ashes in a reef ball can cost $1,000 to $5,000. Decatur, Ga.-based Eternal Reefs also has two models for pets, for $400 and $500.


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  3. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    I'd rather be a diamond
     
  4. Ike

    Ike New Member

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    Yeah, I would rather tell people that my husband was a diamond than a reef ball. Just sounds better!
     
  5. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    LOL Some husbands are reef balls in life!! LOL I think I'd rather be a diamond or a firework!! :chicken:
     
  6. MysteryMomma

    MysteryMomma Inactive

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    If a man was a crappy husband maybe he deserves to be underwater and beaten by mother nature for all of eternity :)
     
  7. Ike

    Ike New Member

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    That's true, but at least if he's a diamond, he would finally be doing something good for you. And you would always have the option of pawning him if you need some cash! hee hee :D
     
  8. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Could you imagine buying someone's used husband? :eek:
     
  9. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    LOL :)
     
  10. Ike

    Ike New Member

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    My with my luck the stupid man would be a dull, cloudy diamond for me, but twinkle like a star for someone else! :crazy:
     
  11. MysteryMomma

    MysteryMomma Inactive

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    I thought all second wives did this.....evil laugh....
     

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