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01/02/2010

The eternal travels of Ralph B. White

January 2, 2010 |  8:21 am

 Ralph ashes 


Just consider the travel itinerary of Ralph B. White sort of an Afterword Adventure.

Instead of a bucket list, White has an ash log that’s six pages long, Christopher Reynolds writes in a story on the front page of today’s Times.

After White died at 66 on Feb. 4, 2008, his fellow adventurers decided to honor him by taking tiny portions of his cremated remains around the world.

“Rather than have people mourn him, he wanted to give people incentive to go have adventures,” said Rosaly Lopes, who was engaged to White when he died and is the keeper of his ashes.

Read about White’s posthumous travels here.

-- Valerie J. Nelson

Photo: Rosaly Lopes spreads some of Ralph White's ashes at the Colosseum in Rome.

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