MaineChowder71 t1_je7h0x0 wrote

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. It's a terrible thing to go through for everyone. My little sister passed away last year at 38 years old from ovarian cancer. She wanted a Viking funeral also. It is illegal, but we celebrated with a small scaled down version of a Viking funeral.

She was initially cremated, but we wanted to respect her wishes, but obviously could not do so without breaking the law. So, my father constructed a small model boat in the form of a Viking ship, it was around 20 inches long. The sail was a piece of fabric decorated with a bunch of comic character prints. (Marvel I think, she was into graphic novels and that whole scene). We added some of her cremated ashes to the bottom of the model boat. We drafted a friend with a large boat moored north of Portland, and headed to the outskirts of the islands. We had a small service for her, just close family and a couple of friends, and when it was over, we sent the model ship out to the sea, setting it on fire with her ashes in it. Being made of mostly paper, it burned very quickly and what little remained sank immediately. The boat was made of newspaper and paper mache so the remains would decompose very quickly. There was very little if any waste left behind, and what was left would have basically disintegrated rapidly.

It may not be completely legal, but it was a nice way to honor our sister with our own adaptation of what she wanted for a funeral.

Good luck to you and your family.


MaineChowder71 OP t1_iy4s0kk wrote

Reply to comment by 9wild9 in Mint Mobile??? by MaineChowder71

My wife pays over $100 a month, and that's for her line and her mother's. It's crazy. Her contract has finally expired so we're looking for cheaper alternatives going forward.

So happy to hear about your experience with Mint. Thank you for the reply!


MaineChowder71 OP t1_iy4b0uh wrote

Reply to comment by nicdagg06 in Mint Mobile??? by MaineChowder71

My wife doesn't travel a whole lot, so I would agree the dead spots occasionally would not be worth the extra cost of a better plan. This is the kind of information I was looking for.

Thank you!


MaineChowder71 OP t1_iy404ba wrote

Reply to comment by GuanoLoopy in Mint Mobile??? by MaineChowder71

Thank you! We have looked at the coverage map, but I hate to rely on the company's own website, I was hoping to hear from someone that actually uses it.

I do appreciate you digging that up though!