Farewell to Ollie: Burial at Sea

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  1. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hello all,

    Mid-January Bill and I made a trip to Galveston, with Ollie's remain's in a cooler.

    We put her in a canvas bag (sailors were always buried in canvas). I had painted Ollie's picture on the bag. We added some pretty Galveston shells to the bag, too. At night we went out on a boat and slipped the bag into the the water, burial at sea for a fine octopus.

    Nancy
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Rest in peace, Ollie.
     
  3. dbbga

    dbbga Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    How very nice :( RIP Ollie. That was so sweet Nancy. You have my sympathy :(
     
  4. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Farewell Ollie, RIP.
     
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    Farewell and may you rest in peace Ollie, You'll be dearly missed.
     
  6. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP Ollie!!! What a touching thing to do, Nancy!

    Carol
     
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    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I think that's one of the most special things ive seen on the site...
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Very touching. Thanks for sharing this with us. RIP Ollie.
     
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    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    That's very sad Nancy, as she seemed such a little character, and was enjoyable to follow in progress. You certainly had a very close rapport with her.

    Although you couldnt of given a more appropriate send off, very thoughtful.
     
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    Very sweet. :)
     

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