Friday, September 24, 2010

Question of the Day #697

Yesterday, I attended a funeral. During the burial service, loved ones played keyboards, guitar and bongos. They read poems, sang and danced by the gravesite in celebration of the dear friend who died.

It was beautiful and very much a celebration of her life.

In what unique ways have you seen a life celebrated?



  1. When I was in high school, one of my friend's dad died. My friend and her Mom had a huge party afterwards. I don't mean like a funeral reception, I mean like a wedding reception. It was exactly what the dad would have wanted.

  2. I've never been to a unique funeral but that sounds very unique!

  3. My uncle, a retired fireman, had a fire department helicopter fly-over during his memorial service.

  4. I've been to many funerals, but not the unique style you ask about. I think when sadness touches your life, and you feel loss, it's not a time for celebration. Maybe a year or so later? A friend of mine attended a funeral where the visitors, held hands and shared stories-like a wake-and they gave a loud round of applause for the life of the man. He died at 97, I think. My parents funerals were not celebrations because their deaths came too early.

  5. I've been to some police and fireman funerals. They're pretty spectacular, especially with the media, helicopters, people on the overpasses, bagpipes.

    Man, I hate bagpipes because of that.


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