Composting!

I have been composting for years….it makes a great garden….but this composting post is something a little different.

I recall many years ago when I was asked where did I want to be buried when I pass along……I told the person that for all I cared they could run my body through a wood chipper and spread my remains on a wheat field and then name a loaf of bread after me.

I was joking back in those days….but I have been reading about a new “service” for the deceased…..composting.

The world’s first funerary human composting facility is slated to open in the spring of 2021 after Washington State lawmakers legalized the posthumous process earlier this year. Seattle-based company Recompose will be the first to offer “natural organic reduction,” a process that owner Katrina Spade says gently converts human remains – bones, teeth, and all – into organic soil.

“The transformation of human to soil happens inside our reusable, hexagonal Recomposition Vessels. When the process has finished, families will be able to take home some of the soil created, while gardens on-site will remind us that all of life is interconnected,” writes Recompose on its website.

The new-age funeral home celebrated the opening of its first location in a 1,720-square-meter (18,500-square-foot) building last month after legislators changed state law regarding after-death services, making Washington State the first to allow human composting, reported The Seattle Times. SB 5001 “Concerning human remains” was signed into law in May, recognizing “natural organic reduction” as an acceptable means of the disposition of bodies. The law is set to go into effect on May 1 of next year.

https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/worlds-first-funerary-human-composting-site-to-open-in-2021/

This process costs about the same as a cremation but less than the fancy funerals…..

It is something that I would consider as I grow older and older…..I want to leave a little something behind for my wife and my daughter and her family…..

My Saturday is a bit warmer so pruning is in order….MoMo will have to help and will make the process take longer than it should…..but I am use to it by now.

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2019–The Best Quotes Of The Year

As this year creeps towards its end and my weekend begins…….and of course award shows almost every weekend night….I give my readers the quotes of 2019 that will become part of history.

Activist Greta Thunberg and actress Emma Watson have two of the 10 most notable quotes of 2019, according to a librarian at Yale Law School. But it’s the line at the center of the impeachment inquiry—”I would like you to do us a favor, though”—from President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that’s at the top of the heap assembled by Fred Shapiro in the annual update to The Yale Book of Quotations. The other new additions, meant to reveal the spirit of the times, per the AP:

  • We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” — Greta Thunberg in her Sept. 23 speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.
  • “When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked: ‘In 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?'” — Rep. Elijah Cummings, in his closing statement at Michael Cohen’s Feb. 27 hearing before the House Oversight Committee.
  • “I would rather be dead in a ditch [than ask the European Union for a delay in Brexit].” — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking Sept. 5.
  • “The Prime Minister’s advice to Her Majesty was unlawful, void, and of no effect.” — Supreme Court of the UK President Brenda Hale, ruling on Sept. 24 that Parliament was never legally suspended.
  • “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” — Special counsel Robert Mueller, speaking May 29 at the Department of Justice.
  • “I have a plan for that.” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, remarks at She the People forum in Houston on April 24.
  • “Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids.” — Presidential candidate Joe Biden, remarks to Asian and Latino Coalition, Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 8.
  • “I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.” — Emma Watson to British Vogue‘s December issue.
  • “I love you 3000.” — actress Alexandra Rabe in Avengers: Endgame.

I am sure that there are others but these stick in my mind the best.

I Read, I Wrote, You Know

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