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Old 06-03-2018, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Grandma's funeral must have been in the South, huhn, Gerania?
Dallas, PA. We, she, lived in Wilkes-Barre. When I moved South, I realized that it was pretty much like the North. Everyone likes their mom's or grandmother's cooking and family tradition. They had BBQ, though. I'd grown up without Q? Sad but true.
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Hoping to settle down.
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Dallas, PA. We, she, lived in Wilkes-Barre. When I moved South, I realized that it was pretty much like the North. Everyone likes their mom's or grandmother's cooking and family tradition. They had BBQ, though. I'd grown up without Q? Sad but true.
Oh, I thought down South because I couldn't imagine an in- ground burial up North in the winter! I consider PA North but IDK what southern PA is like.

I didn't grow up with bbq either. My people just didn't do it. I was in my 30s before I had grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. Down here they LOVE BBQ! I am learning to eat it.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Oh, I thought down South because I couldn't imagine an in- ground burial up North in the winter! I consider PA North but IDK what southern PA is like.

I didn't grow up with bbq either. My people just didn't do it. I was in my 30s before I had grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. Down here they LOVE BBQ! I am learning to eat it.
It must have have been an unusually warm winter. Freezing rain was unusual.

We didn't grill until we moved to a house with a decent yard when I was 12. Mom bought the grill. Dad never took to it. We grilled dogs about twice a year.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:42 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Way more than I can remember or care to. Many at the same cemetery so sort of a blur.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Default Funerals......many, many factors (IMHO) determine why some folks go to them and why some do not...

RESPECT......IMHO, that is the key word in this discussion.
Being in my 87th year, I have attended quite a few........starting with, IIRC, a friend of my family who was killed in action in WWII and a funeral was held for him with full Military honors when his body was returned to his family fairly soon after his death.
IMHO, the primary reason why I have attended a fair number of funerals in my life time , ...is out of Respect for the person who has died, and also just as important...... out of Respect for the family of the deceased.
I am well aware every situation is different........and everyone has their own reasons as to attend a particular funeral or not!
Again, ...I repeat .........RESPECT is the 'key word' in this discussion.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Hoping to settle down.
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RESPECT......IMHO, that is the key word in this discussion.
Being in my 87th year, I have attended quite a few........starting with, IIRC, a friend of my family who was killed in action in WWII and a funeral was held for him with full Military honors when his body was returned to his family fairly soon after his death.
IMHO, the primary reason why I have attended a fair number of funerals in my life time , ...is out of Respect for the person who has died, and also just as important...... out of Respect for the family of the deceased.
I am well aware every situation is different........and everyone has their own reasons as to attend a particular funeral or not!
Again, ...I repeat .........RESPECT is the 'key word' in this discussion.
Totally correct, Griz.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Frederick
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My momís and dadís are the only two I remember attending. Iím 70 BTW so itís not that Iím too young to have attended others.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:11 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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wow I bet you I have been to 30+ funerals have lost a lot of family members and close friends . my husband used to think it was weird that I have seasonal funeral attire and I told him "hell honey you can never tell what season or time of year someone will pass , so better to be prepared " you should have seen the look on his face .I still get tickled at that . Just lost two this year already one in January to cancer could not attend funeral she decided to be buried in Nashville tn where her husband and two young sons live and probably always will . her sons are 7 and 11 .And another family friend who was 47 and died from cancer as well and she also had young children and a husband and she lives in augusta ga I went to her funeral a month ago . Can I say how much I hate cancer Ö.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:49 PM
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Location: Florida
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Poof, over 30 between family and friends!!!!
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