last moon

Friday, March 26, 2010

In love for ever

That's really a good example of a love who lasts for ever, even after and against the death.
As matter of fact, a widow, after 40 years of life together, carries her husband's ashes with her, in a around the world's tour, scattering them every where.
A very nice love story. Of course I'm not in a rush for it, but think I'm going to ask the same to my wife if had to part before her.

Read more: by Andrew Levy on DM on line

"Richard Munns had always bemoaned the fact that a fear of flying had prevented him seeing the world.
So when he passed away, his widow Rita decided to set things right.
Over the past three years she has carried his ashes on a world tour covering more than 55,000 miles and 12 countries on four continents, including China, Italy, Israel, New Zealand and Turkey.

Devoted: Widow Rita Munns, 63, who has embarked on an emotional 60,000-mile trip in memory of her late husband Richard
The 63-year-old has scattered some of his remains in each location.
Mr Munns, who died aged 68 in 2007, went on just two flights in his lifetime - once to visit family and once when he realised he was losing his battle against cancer.
His wife described the pilgrimage as 'extremely emotional' but said: 'I do this because if he had lived for longer we would have tried to travel to all kinds of places together.
'I had Richard for 40 years, which makes me so lucky because we were total soul mates. This is my way of giving something back.
'His death has left a massive hole in my life and everywhere I go there is always something missing.'
She added: 'He never liked flying and only took his first flight in 1994. He always wanted to be able to see so much more of the world than he did.

'Now there is a little piece of him in all of those magical places.'

Globetrotter: The grandmother-of-five on her walk along the Great Wall of China, where she scattered some of her husband's ashes

The couple met in Exning, near Newmarket, Suffolk, in 1964. They married in 1969 and settled in the village for life. They had two children and five grandchildren.
Mr Munns, a draughtsman, made his first trip by plane when he and his wife travelled to Italy to visit their daughter, who had moved there.
He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002 which spread to his bones, liver and kidney. In a final attempt to see some of the world with his wife, Mr Munns flew to Canada in 2005.

During both flights he gripped his wife's hand as she talked him through breathing exercises to calm him down. The couple were planning a trip to New Zealand when he died.
Later that year Mrs Munns, a retired auxiliary nurse who cared for her husband throughout his illness, set off on her first solo trip.
Each time she carried a small amount of ashes in an envelope to avoid problems with customs.
After returning to her daughter's home in Italy, she went to Istanbul, the Great Wall of China, Ireland, Belgium and France in 2007. She then visited Israel in 2008 and Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Swiss Alps last year.
Mr Munns' ashes have also been scattered in their home village, Fordham in Cambridgeshire - where he was born - and Dundee, where his wife was born.
Sponsorship for the trips to China and New Zealand raised £10,500 for St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, which helped Mr Munns before his death.
'I am so grateful that I had him for as long as I did,' Mrs Munns said.

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