Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Happy Funeral

I went to a very nice funeral today. I didn’t know the deceased personally but his daughter and I are baby boomer diva girlfriends so I felt it was important to go and support her.

Unlike the majority of funerals I’ve been to, there wasn’t a lot of hollering and crying going on. No one was jumping up and down and trying to throw themselves into the casket. The choir sang two beautiful songs that made you feel like shouting----but no one did.

A couple of friends of the deceased talked about growing up with him and his love for golf. The preacher promised he would give a short eulogy and he did just that. The children thanked everyone for their support---and just like that, it was over.

One thing that had everyone cracking up laughing during the service was a comment the preacher made about the fact that no one was crying. He said a lot of people who cry at funerals aren’t crying because the person died; instead they’re crying because they’re reflecting on how badly they treated the person when they were alive.

So if you think you’ll be crying at this baby boomer’s funeral, my advice to you is: don’t bother to come.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Cuz;

Now that is funny, and the straight up Truth! I feel the same way, Granny Odell, your mother’s sister inlaw, always said that, and she always said if you don’t bring me flowers while I am still living, don’t bring them when I am dead!!

Ida Hill

Debbie said...

Amen to that Bev! I promise you this, if i STILL know you, and vice -versa, I will make SURE there is music AND dancing baby!!! lol I have decided i'd like a medley of songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's playing for mine, with people reflecting on those wonderful memories FOR me and for them!

Love Debbie