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Old 12-21-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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I've always thought I'd want to fund a party instead of a funeral. Maybe it's the Irish in me.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:30 AM
 
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I've always thought I'd want to fund a party instead of a funeral. Maybe it's the Irish in me.
That's what my MIL did in Sept. No funeral; she funded a really nice "party" (not the Irish style, lol) at a country club that brought families together from both coasts. People who haven't seen each other in decades got to connect and tell stories. We had an enlarge poster of her looking down on us all. We'll always remember it.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:52 AM
 
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I've always thought I'd want to fund a party instead of a funeral. Maybe it's the Irish in me.
In our community, almost as many gatherings are held at the local vineyard/winery as at the funeral parlor. They're not really wakes since there's no vigil/watch involved and they don't take place until a couple of weeks after cremation/burial since notice is needed to reserve the facility.
Usually you have some of the trappings of a funeral or memorial service, i.e. photos on display and some spoken eulogies/memories. But mostly it's about the food and drink and socializing. They're not cheap -what with the facility rental, wine, and food, the family will spend at least 6-8K, much more if there's a catered dinner. But imo money much better spent than on a funeral.
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