Happy Father’s Day.

My Father’s Day dinner was par for the course in my family. Inappropriate questions quickly followed by inappropriate responses. Somehow we landed on the topic of how my father would like to go when he dies about midway through the meal… of course we did. What else do people talk about on Father’s Day?

My Dad:  I want to be cremated when I go - as easy as possible.

Me: Then what? What do you want us to do with the ashes? 

My Dad: Never really thought about it - why is that part my problem?

Me: What about sprinkle them on that baseball field you used to play on growing up?

My Dad: What are you nuts? I don’t want a bunch of kids diving into my ashes… throw me in a lake. Let’s go with that.