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The Sacredness of Ashes


       Soon after I began selling my handmade artistic wooden boxes online, I had a request to make four small boxes, all identical, for use as urns. The woman, whose
mother-in-law had died, desired boxes which had the tropical wood,
paduak, a reddish-orange wood from Africa, to be a component of the


        She happened upon some boxes with padauk lids listed on my site. She
said her mother-in-law had red hair, and often dressed in
complimentary colors, mostly brown and orange. I had some paduak on
hand, and I offered to make all four urns with padauk lids.



        She was pleased with her purchase, to secure a special keepsake for
those in her extended family. It was rewarding to be able to make
something to honor another’s loved one.

        Subsequently, I began selling urns to local funeral homes. Perhaps
now is the time to think ahead, of the pleasant reminders of our loved




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