• Welcome to TONMO, the premier cephalopod interest community, and birthplace of #WorldOctopusDay and #CephalopodAwarenessDays. Founded in 2000, we are a large community of experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts, some of whom come together when we host our biennial conference. To join in on the fun, sign up. You can also become a Supporter for just $50/year to remove all ads and enjoy other perks. Follow us on Twitter for more cephy goodness.

Farewell to Ollie: Burial at Sea

Nancy

Titanites
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 20, 2002
Messages
5,772
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
 

WhiteKiboko

TONMO Supporter
Registered
Joined
Feb 15, 2003
Messages
2,702
I think that's one of the most special things ive seen on the site...
 
Joined
Jul 24, 2003
Messages
525
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.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
20,885
Messages
206,850
Members
8,474
Latest member
Thomasjedlicka

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak


Top