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Old 06-17-2018, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by chiluvr1228 View Post
My great uncle John died when I was about 10-12. His was the first open casket I saw and it haunts me to this day.
Had the same thing with me when I was about 8 with my grandpa.. I never saw a dead body before and it gave me bad dreams for years because it was fairly brutal to see. I am finally old enough now to understand why its done but now just wish he had lived longer and I remembered more of him alive than unfortunately his death.. He was a good man and I remember some things about him but not enough ultimately and unfortunately..

I get its a part of life but I have no desire to see dead bodies but have of course seen several others at funerals but I do not understand the concept at all to this day.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:48 PM
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I have only been to one funeral, that of my friend's dad, but I hardly knew him.

Other than that, no relatives have died since I was born, and if one of my grandparents were to die soon it wouldn't be anything much since they already have lived a long life, plus I hardly know them anyways.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:42 PM
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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My grandfather died when I was a teenager, but I barely knew him, and so it didn't bother me much. I didn't attend a funeral or anything.

In my early twenties my dad died of pancreatic cancer. His dying hurt me a lot, I still miss him very much. Again there wasn't a funeral or service, he was cremated and I don't even know where his ashes are.
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