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Globetrotter Carries CdA Boy’s Ashes

Anders Forselius, 43, has been traveling the traveling the world spreading the ashes of Alex Blackburn, of Coeur d'Alene, who died Aug. 10, 2001, in Spokane. The wooden box holds the boy's ashes. You can read about this amazing story by Chelsea Bannach/SR here.

Globe-trotting Anders Forselius has run on all seven continents and traveled thousands of miles by bicycle. Forselius, 43, who calls himself the Biking Viking, is riding his bicycle across the United States with the goal of raising money for cancer research by running a marathon in every state. And he has an unusual travel companion along the way: the cremated remains of Alex Blackburn, a Coeur d’Alene boy who died at age 12. Blackburn’s final wish was to have his ashes scattered around the globe/Chelsea Bannach, SR. More here.

Question: If you plan to be cremated, where would you want your cremains spread?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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