Thread: Funerary Friday
#1 Funerary Friday
03-13-2009, 08:32 AM
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- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
Not only is it grey and snowy this morning in the DC area, but we're waiting for a phone call from Pittsburgh to tell us it's time to plan and attend another family funeral.
TOTD: Have you given any thought to your own sendoff? Told relatives what you want to have done? My husband knows I want the full, traditional Episcopal funeral, from "O God, Our Help in Ages Past", down to "The King of Love my Shepherd Is." Are you leaving any instructions for your Big Goodbye?"Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
03-13-2009, 09:20 AM
Today is a bit overcast but that is suppose to clear out by this afternoon. Then sun and temps in the low 80's.
TOTD. I want to be cremated and after that I really don't care what anyone does with the ashes. Whatever anyone needs to do to get through the grief process is fine with me.“Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always
perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an
everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”
G. K. Chesterton
03-13-2009, 09:29 AM
I'm so glad that it is Friday :D
TOTD: I want to be buried, not cremated
03-13-2009, 09:46 AM
Cold and Rainy today. Bleh. Supposed to be like this all weekend.
TOTD: I'd like to be cremated. Funerals are for the survivors. I'm really not interested in being involved in the decision of what type of memorial service happens. As far as I'm concerned that's the mourners call on how they want to deal with my passing. At that point I don't think I'll care.2009 CU Pro Football Pick'em Champ
03-13-2009, 09:51 AM
chill morning . . . .
TOTD: Not only do they know how I will be burried - who will perform the service - we have burial plots already as well. :)Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
03-13-2009, 10:06 AM
Cremation and my ashes scattered in a small service at Devil's Lake.
03-13-2009, 10:44 AM
Seriously though - my services and my grave are already arranged and in writing. The casket, the funeral home, the vault, and the opening of the grave are the only expenses left to be covered - and as far as they go - I'd be happy with a pine box and being laid out at the church.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
gatorGuest03-13-2009, 10:48 AM
I am in Indiana attending a funeral now. On Monday we got word that my wife's Mom died unexpectedly. Today will be the viewing and Saturday will be the funeral.
My Mother in Law was a wonderful person. She was the most loving, caring and unselfish person I have ever met in my life. The funeral will be a celebration of her life and will be well suited for the people she left behind.
03-13-2009, 10:49 AM
Gator - your family has my prayers.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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