I am age 75. I lost my Mom’s sister, Dorothy, in 2021. I lost my cousins’ mother, my Aunt Maxine, 2 years ago. I lost my maternal Grandfather, Gamp, 4 years ago.
I have money set aside for my cremation and have already reserved my niche in the Wall at the Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, NV. My box of ashes will be placed upside down so the world can kiss my ass. My DD Form-214 is already on file there. I am a Live Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and they will make certain I am in the Wall.
BTW, the Queen Linda still will not acknowledge that I was honorably discharged from the USAF. Only honorably discharged veterans are allowed to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion.
My girl friend of more than 12 years will be placed in the Wall with her husband of many years. She is a USAF veteran widow and that is what she wants so I will do that for her.
There is a lot of room inside the niche so I may make up some archival CD or DVDs to place inside along with a portable notebook. I have been told of various objects that have accompanied the veteran, one of the largest being the engine for a Harley-Davidson.
The Queen Linda’s second husband, Jimmie Aringdale, passed away and I am the one who found his obit and passed it on to his son, Jimmie Langton who had a name change by the Queen Linda from Jimmie Aringdale, Jr.
The moral of this story is to maintain a meaningful relationship and contact because someday will be too late.