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August 6

Saints celebrating feast days today include Saint Jean-Baptiste Vianney (patron saint of parish priests), Saint Sixtus II and Saints Justus and Pastor.

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Robert Mitchum was born on this day in 1917 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He died July 1, 1997, in Santa Barbara where his body was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. I hardly had to look that up; it is exactly what I would guess Robert Mitchum would have chosen.

As for myself, I think I will pick cremation followed by use of the ashes to fertilize roses. Just spaded into a vegetable garden would be fine, too. A ceremonial scattering would have a dignity, formality, and drama that I lacked in life and it pisses me off to think that I am going to get anything even remotely desireable after I am dead.

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Marilyn Jones 2000-2008