When a marble collector knuckles down for the last time, his family can playfully cheat death by giving their beloved a chance to play marbles for eternity. Literally. In fact they can even take a shot with him.
How? By encasing his ashes inside a glassÂ Cremation Marble.
Cremation marbles are even more suitably ironic when one remembers that bone ash was a common ingredient in early machine made glass marbles. These seem perfectly suitable to marble collectors, and a little creepy to anyone else.
I consider the notion of spending the next few generations sitting among a nice collection of marbles to be great fun. I can picture a new collector picking me up, wondering what type of marble I am. The veteran collectors around him would try to keep from laughing, and when he asked them what company and style I was, they would say things like:
"That's a late contemporary, a one of a kind."
"That's a melted pontil ghost core."
"That's a clearie with an unusual bit of furnace debris."
"That's an Akro Agate Bob."
"Actually, that is Bob."