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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-28-2015, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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I was one of the fortunate few who had a mother in law that was the total opposite of the usual jokes. She was a lovely woman and my best friend. After her death, her cremains were in a sealed plastic container from the mortuary and she watched over us from a shelf for many years.

I have been thinking that she deserved a nice box and was considering making one when I found a mechanical clock that no longer worked but had a case that seemed like an ideal size. When I removed the old clock movement I had just enough room to fit her cremains inside.

I designed a clock face she would have liked and included one of her philosophies about making time for others. The face was glued to 1/4" mdf and a battery operated movement added.

The result is that she'll always be with us and have time for us — just like she she did in life.
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Superb as usual, Olliver!
I've never seen that spelling of "Majorie" before(?); is it English as in from England?
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Outstanding ,Oliver. What a great thought,and project. I can visualize many variations of this. One of my boxes was dedicated to this use many years ago, but this is quite a bit more elegant.


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Memo to self: Google before asking stupid questions...
Majorie name meaning
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How does anyone describe your endless production of supurb work?
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Major finest kind Oliver...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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What a beautiful and timeless tribute! I share your good fortune to have a Mother-in-Law who is a delightful person and a pleasure to be around. Still, after she has lived in my home for 2 years now.

You have an artistic gift for thinking outside the box. I, too am in awe of your creativity.
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Genius can not be described, only enjoyed by others.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits". Albert Einstein
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Wow what a nice gesture on your part . She sounded like a nice lady

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Great clock and great story, Oliver. You're obviously as thoughtful as you are talented.
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