In the end, I couldn’t do it, take my husband to Lake Tahoe and leave him in an icy lake. His wish was for his ashes to be spread at Speedboat Beach on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.
I’ve not spread ashes before, but I think the only thing positive about it, is that he made this wish known. That part being solved, the location, however, is more complicated than it at first appeared.
Due to the heavy snowfall, this year, the beach at Speedboat has disappeared. Even though this bodes well for our California Agriculture water system, it adds another layer of difficultly to this endeavor, as it is illegal to put the ashes into Lake Tahoe.
So, although we are here for this sad errand, the weather is too cold to leave him here. As much as the girls wanted to do this just the three of us, I feel we need some friends with us, some sunshine, and at the very least a warm beach.
As impossible as it sounds, it’s important to me, to find a way to make this one last thing I do for him beautiful.
Love and blessings to all.