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Old 04-23-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: In the real world!
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I only do funeral of family or CLOSE friends. To me funerals are not a spectator sport.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Augusta, Ga
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I am pretty social...But like several before me, i'd rather visit with the people while they are here. Get better stories and you can actually ask questions...
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: In a house on a street in Puyallup, WA
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Talking Party with the living!

Why wait for someone to die to have a get together
I try or one of my sisterís try to have a large out
doors party once a year for Family and all our friends
the party can be quite large as we have a very big
family and we all have lots of friends every one brings
a dish and we have a great time and all are a live .
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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I don't know how I would react at the next funeral I have to go to...might be a little raw for me still. hmmmm. ?

At my funeral, I want as much laughter as possible...maybe even a party bus....life is too short and I'd rather have people remembering the good than dwelling on the end.

My in-laws had their 50th anniversary a few years back and within 3months of the party something like 3-4 guys that attended (friends of theirs) had died. It really took it's toll on my father-in-law especially.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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No way. It is a deeply sad and serious occasion.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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got to be careful
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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The only people I know who enjoy going to wakes are Irish.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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LOL Mmm, seriouisly I don't think they're saying they like funerals, per se. I think they're glad to be able to pay their respects because it's the last thing they feel they can do for their friend and his/her loved ones.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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I hardly ever mingle with my extended family. Too much drama. But when there is a funeral, it is a requirement to go. Unlike a wedding where some come and some don't. So I see a lot of people I haven't seen in years. But I don't really enjoy seeing them .So I hope nobody dies too soon.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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Can we invite The Muppets to your funeral?

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I don't know how I would react at the next funeral I have to go to...might be a little raw for me still. hmmmm. ?

At my funeral, I want as much laughter as possible...maybe even a party bus....life is too short and I'd rather have people remembering the good than dwelling on the end.

My in-laws had their 50th anniversary a few years back and within 3months of the party something like 3-4 guys that attended (friends of theirs) had died. It really took it's toll on my father-in-law especially.
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