I need to decide how to handle a short gathering at the Mill Pond for Doug. Doug was not a religious person. He asked to be cremated, his ashes discarded and no memorial service. After his heart attack late last summer I told him I thought his spirit would reside at the Mill Pond he passionately loved. Our conversations place me in a dilemma between what I believe should be done and his wishes. Over his life he had a passion for art and nature, a good heart belief, a high standard of values, and a personal helping love of reasonable people.
I need to know how about many people would attend a short non-religious gathering at the pond on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00 PM. Think about it as duck feeding or simply enjoying the pond sharing experience. If the expected attendance is a few people, we can do it causally. If the group is large, we probably need to schedule something with the city and obtain a permit. Please respond to this post in the form of a comment if you seriously would attend this informal gathering so I may make plans.
Chuck Peterson, Doug’s Brother.