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Thread #28268   Message #351202
Posted By: Jimmy C
04-Dec-00 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: Breeze:Do we like dead people b/c of ...
Subject: RE: Breeze:Do we like dead people b/c of ...
When a death occured in our neighbourhood, it was normal to go and pay your respects, 99.9% of the time the deceased was a fairly decent, average person - nobodys perfect. But I went to one particular wake years ago , only because I liked the widow and was friendly with hers sons. The deceased however had been a real jerk, all his life, drinking, gambling, fooling around with other women etc. Many a time the widow had to depend on charity because this numbskull had drank or gambled away his wages. If she complained to him she usually got a smack on the jaw. One of his sons changed his surname because he hated his father so much. Yet at the wake only nice things were being said about him, how kind he was, how good he was etc. BS - he was a complete waster,I went out to look at the number on the door because I though I was in the wrong house. When a death occurs people seem to lose their memory. I felt sorry for the widow when he was alive, but a certain secret relief when he was gone. I guess feigning sympathy for the family was a lot easier than telling the truth, that they were better off without him./

When I an dead and in my grave
No costly tombstone will I crave
Just lay me down in my native peat
With a jug of punch at my head and feet