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Old 01-13-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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Just a note to mention that, while you can take cremation ashes on an airplane, they are viewed by the TSA with suspicion. When my son and I traveled to take ashes to their last resting place, he carried them (they are heavy) in his backpack. He was taken out for special searching each time we went through airport security, while I was often whisked through, and had to wait for him. They often had him take every item out of his backpack, lots of searches, drug searches, pat downs, etc. The ashes were labeled and we had a certificate from the funeral home, but that didn't seem to make a difference. I'm still not sure why ashes are treated as so suspicious.
I've been OK so far- I have a small Gold Bond Medicated Powder bottle and take some of DH's ashes in that. I've done that with checked bags and in carry-on and no problems so far. It's a subtle joke- DH used Gold Bond when he was alive- and it's an opaque container and unless you look closely, it might actually resemble GB powder. If they ever confiscated them at an airport I think DH, who has endured many airport security gates with me, would be up there laughing.

I can see where the entire container would be more of a concern- it's heavy and there's a lot of it and the TSA probably gets more concerned about large quantities of anything unusual.
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 AM
 
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I have my son's ashes and a photo from the last time I saw him alive, beside my bed.
You have my condolences, Sir, seeing one of your children pass before you is not how the world is supposed to work.
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Old Today, 06:48 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My son was telling us about some ecologically friendly way of burying people where they plant a tree above your remains. I will have to check into that. I have my husband's ashes on my entertainment center along with the flag I was given in a shadow box from the military when he died. I could probably have his remains placed in a military cemetery and will probably check into that also.
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Old Today, 10:42 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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My son was telling us about some ecologically friendly way of burying people where they plant a tree above your remains. I will have to check into that. I have my husband's ashes on my entertainment center along with the flag I was given in a shadow box from the military when he died. I could probably have his remains placed in a military cemetery and will probably check into that also.
chiluvr, yes, of course you can bury your husband in a military cemetery. There is one in Sarasota.
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