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Thread #93975   Message #1814105
Posted By: Bill Hahn//\\
19-Aug-06 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Funerals and Other Boring Stuff
Subject: RE: BS: Funerals and Other Boring Stuff
This thread came at a very propitious time for me having just had my Mother in Law pass on.   My daughter, bless her, took care of everything. No big funeral (she was 94 and lots of familial issues to deal with. Graveside service and a luncheon (as Kate Campbell says in song---Funeral Food---we all have that) for people who never see each other and then won't again.

My daughter and I can, happily, discuss the future and she agrees with my thoughts---a cremation ( a decision I just reached) and then a while later a memorial concert with, hopefully, some of the wonderful people I have met through my (ongoing--I am not leaving the stage yet) stint at WFDU. I already have a plaque for my service to the community---and, as the saying goes--ashes to ashes, etc;

I have to say that the most meaningful and moving events I attended were only 2---both memorial commemorations---one with Jazz and the other just a get together to reminisce about someone we (the attendees) loved and appreciated.

Feel free to attend---hopefully it won't be for another 100 years. I don't really mean that. Quality of life is important and when that is gone I would like to say Goodbye as rapidly as possible----I just hate to miss that concert.   Though, my daughter (who has my sense of humor) says--hey, we could do this like a wedding rehearsal and have a memorial rehearsal---or shower. whatever.