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QotD Oct 30 — Funerals

Sorry I’m so late with today’s question, Fridays are my “busy” day because I generally have online meetings with friends that are today. Normally I try to get my blog out before the first one, but today I was just too tired to even get started. So here we are, late afternoon and I’m just getting on with it. But, I am still putting one out, and that’s the important part, right? Honestly, I’m surprised that I’ve been able to consistently put a blog out every day for 30 days. Go me! I have a plan for November, but it kind of depends on if I get something set up in the next couple of days. Otherwise, I might just continue with the daily questions until I have what I want to do set up. Anyway, here is today’s question: What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

This is another question that I have to use common sense for, because, dear reader, I do not really want there to be a funeral for me when I die. I hope that Doug, or whomever survives me, will have me cremated and if there’s anything done to commemorate my death, it’s more of a wake than a funeral. I don’t want people solemnly standing around while they lament that I’m no longer around. Screw that noise. Death is just a part of life and it comes for everyone. Yeah, funerals are for the living, not the dead. But honestly, the people in my life should celebrate the fact that I was once alive, not mourn the fact that I no longer am. As for music, well, nothing in particular comes to mind. I honestly never thought about it. I would guess that Doug, or whomever survives me, would pick something out that reminds them of me. I don’t want to be the type of person who plans my own funeral, because — as I said earlier — funerals are for the living, not the dead. I just hope they pick something… lively. No pun intended.

Cremation means not being buried in the ground.

Tomorrow is Halloween y’all. We got an “emergency” message on our phones to “celebrate at home” because of rapid virus spread in our area. We weren’t planning anything anyway. I mean, we were gonna put some candy out for those who might still trick or treat, but I think we might not now that they’ve sent this message out to everyone. Stay safe, everyone.

3 thoughts on “QotD Oct 30 — Funerals

  1. I’ve written into my will that there will be no funeral, no service, and no plaque or stone.
    I’m going to watch the full moon rise tonight, and howl and howl and howl until my neighbours yell at me.

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  2. I sort of went another way, I have a few songs that I want played at my funeral. I doubt there’ll be a whole lot of mourners, and that’s fine. I’m going to find out if I can let those who may come to it bring their cats and dogs though. The song I chose is a religious one, it, Rock of Ages and Amazing Grace are some of my favorite hymns. And there’s a really long one, a Mormon one “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” that is my very favorite. Now. I don’t know if whomever is left behind will do any of it, and they don’t ‘have’ to either. I like the idea of having a place where it’s appropriate to release grief, but that’s me. I hope nobody ‘wallows’ in my death, that’s kinda creepy actually, so I agree with you on that. Last thing…Actually, depending on the situation, some cremated ‘souls’ (bodies?) LOL are buried. Hubby is buried in the Veteran’s Cemetery here. He was cremated. I’m glad to have the ashes dealt with, having them around were creeping me out. And disposing of them by spreading them around, at least in this part of Utah, is a big no-no. If you’re caught, it’s a whopping fine.


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