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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by earllogjam, Aug 13, 2008.
A lot of people would come to mine because I have a huge network of friends in the same field I'm in plus a lot of people from my church.
How would I know that, never been on my funeral before :tongue:
I don't know & I truly don't care...
There would probably be a lot of people there because I come from a large family & I'm pretty well-liked around here, but I have actually been considering forgoing the whole funeral thing...
I might request a small memorial service...and I definitely don't want to be propped up in a casket & placed on display...
Maybe I'll get cremated & have my ashes tossed off a cliff or something...
That's just what I was going to say.:smile:
Minimal --at my written request--
As Celebration of LIFE .. is the IN Thing these days re Death
I would also stipulate in my Will .. to be read immeadiately on Death
Mourn not over this body give casual thought for the Soul
As to how many will defy .. and attend .. i would not have a clue.. but people will KNOW .. they will Piss me off .. if they did show up
hahha but TRUE'
My 2 sisters , my brother , my pop and my 2 best friends.
well, my mom ... brothers? no ... hmmm, sisters? no ... guys at work? no ... guys at the gym? no ... my dogs? no ... hmmm ... so-called friends? no ... hmmm ... thinking, thinking ... ah! clients? no ... hmmm
Depends if it's an open casket or not.:biggrin1: People like to see the dead body.
In reality, there would be a quite a few people there for my parents' sake. If my parents were dead, not very many at all...really.
Probably not many, since I've been working by myself.
I have perhaps ten real friends ... and the others are acquaintances who I have increasingly lost touch with.
So, between family, friends and the acquaintances who did show up, I doubt I would reach thirty people.
Funny, because my parents each filled the church to overflowing.
But then, they'd called our small town 'home' forever, and social connections were deeper and more durable.
Now, if you could arrange for an e-funeral, I am sure most of the LPSG board, and countless others would be able to e-attend, while simultaneously paying their bills, streaming porn, and fine-tuning their profile on Facester and Friendsbook...
Several thousands would come... that's the custom in my country (big funerals and big weddings; weddings not a must, still u can choose). Not meaning that all of them would be necessarily mourning for me,... but 2 some of them sure would be sorry to hear that I am walking on the green meadows of the other side...
...And LPSG people, probably would never find out what happened 2/with me...(would try to contact u from there, if they have internet connection :tongue:
who the FUCK cares...i'm dead and unless they're gonna suck my dick in the coffin then I don't give a fuck.
Why would you care even then?
You're dayd, dude ... ainchuh?
I went to the funeral of an old Jewish guy who owned a company I did design work for...
I mention he was jewish because he had to be planted within 24 hours of passing... very short notice.
This guy and his wife met at a refugee center after being released from the Nazi death camps- neither one had a single family member left.
But at the service, his sons were astonished to see over 1,000 people in attendance.
Not only every one who worked for the man.... but everyone who had ever worked for or with the man showed up to pay their respects... many brought their families with them... and dozens of others... the heads of local charities he had actively supported....
Several of the mourners had been able to buy their first homes because of the financial assistance this man had offered as their employer. Helping them with the down payment and taking it a little at a time out of their checks over the course of a decade...
His youngest son turned to me and said he was overwhelmed at this show of love and respect for his father... that he had had been learning things from the folks in attendance... finding out about a host of ways in which his father had actively helped the people he could help, that his sons had never even known about...
I told him he might ask himself, when he died, how many would mourn his passing?... that the answer to that question might be a good indication of just how decent a person he had been... of whether he had lived a life for himself... or lived his life for his community.
That being said... how many would show for me?
I have no idea... but I strive to enrich the lives of those I associate with. To be generous and kind. To pass on my good fortune to others....
Well, I gave specific instructions to not have one for me. I told my friends to get together and talk about all the funny things I'd said and done. That should keep them laughing for a long time.
I really have no idea because a lot of people don't go to funerals anymore. It could be 1 person or it could be 1000. So many people know me.
Have no idea really - say 100+ - I would prefer they would have a party instead of wasting time in a church...
hmm. probably just my parents and brothers. we live far from the rest of the family and friends, and i doubt people would even drive or fly that far just to go to my funeral.
Lots. I know tons of people, even though I'm not close to many of them. There are my friends and all my parents friends.
since i am the only one left.....my parents gone and most of there poeple on each side of there families dead......i could honestly say........zero. but who cares....i dont.