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03/17/2011

Not Anthrax. Ashes.

While web-based technology has evolved considerably within the last twenty years, there are still certain things we just can’t send by e-mail: birthday presents, your latest ebay score, the last sappy romantic comedy you rented from net flicks, or your cats ashes. Tell the U.S. Postal Service it’s not anthrax, it’s ashes and ship this story first class. Check out Squeaky Clean: How My Cat Became Clutter in this week’s featured story from the First Person Museum online gallery submitted by Emily from Philadelphia. Learn how Squeaky lives forever as a decorative dorm room design element and keepsake.

Squeaky Clean: How My Cat Became Clutter
Emily, Philadelphia, PA
Theme: To Remember you By
Object Type: From Home

Sqeaky-cat lived at my parent’s house and died while I was away at college. They felt so guilty about the fact that I didn’t get to say goodbye that they cremated her and mailed her ashes in an engraved and locked cedar box to my dorm room. Now Squeaky’s remains live on my bookshelf because I don’t know what else to do with them.

Read more stories from other Museum contributors or upload your own at firstpersonmusuem.org. Categorize your story by object types such as From Home and themes such as To Remember you By. Upload media including images and video. Next week’s featured story could be yours!

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