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Ice Cream Graveyard

I guess I (and you?) might be wondering if maybe this blog is going to turn into all-death-all-the-time.  Well, that’s entirely possible.  Death rather fascinates me and it always has.  I have no idea (well, ok, I do) why I waited so long to get into hospice.

I love reading Mental Floss, and a post I came across today especially amused me.  Ben & Jerry’s (of ice cream fame) headquarters is located in Vermont.  Apparently, someone came up with the nifty idea to create a graveyard for discontinued ice cream flavors.

Someone out there in the world has the job of writing epitaphs for ice cream, you guys.  And many of them are quite witty!

(Here are some more interesting Ben & Jerry’s facts)



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I visited Vermont a couple years ago, and a trip to the Ben & Jerry’s factory left me wondering how to get a job as an ice cream taster…

I worked for a tech company and they have a graveyard and ceremonies for old lines of code that are no longer used in our products. I don’t know who but somewhere they get a very small coffin and anyone from the company is allowed to attend the funeral – it is a large campus with 8 buildings so the procession with a bagpiper, no less, weaves its way around the campus to the graveyard that is just off the north parking lot. The code (which is written on reams of paper) are inside the small casket which is carried by attendants and the CEO says some words and the box is placed in the ground. About a week or so later a headstone is installed. In the 5 years I worked there, I only saw one burial – doesn’t happen that often but it dates back to the early 1970s when the company started the practice.

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  • profileI am Gina. I have been a nurse for 15 years, first in med/surg, then CVICU, inpatient dialysis, CCU and now hospice. This blog is about my experiences as a nurse, and the experiences of others in the healthcare system - patients, nurses, doctors, paramedics. We all have stories!

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