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Wild Dingo
04-23-2005, 12:56 PM
Nah not bein morbid or morose or anythin was just wonderin what Id like people to say at me funeral... not that Im gonna be there since I dont ever plan on droppin of the perch... nope Ive decided to hang around forever just to drive all this mob totally troppo!

But I was thinkin... somethin like...

"He was a funny ol buggar anything at all for a laugh a giggle or a chuckle... never one to sit still always on the hop... dreams and schemes seemed to be his one continuum in life planing on doing everything and anything of building great massive boats of seein his mates in places far flung but never really wanting to leave his land... a comedian a writer a songster and a friend to all... rarely a harsh word rarely a word in anger he lived his life full and rich in the best things life can give love laughter and friends"

Something like that would be good as a final farethewell eh wot?

Cause what they actually would say would be more like..

"About bloody time!!! dopey ol buggar just wouldnt buggar off! Always hangin around tellin his stories and flamin jokes laughin that rollickin guffaw of his droppin his flamin false teeth at every chance!... geez Im gonna mis the ol phart" :D

huisjen
04-23-2005, 01:05 PM
"Hey Wait! I think he's still breathing!"

John Bell
04-23-2005, 01:09 PM
Late last year I had the honor of speaking at the funeral of the man who was my mentor and friend. I spoke of the profound impact he had on my life - prefessionally, personally, and spiritually. It was all from the heart. I'm trying to live my life so that there will be someone to do the same for me.

Also, since I've got to attend three funerals in the next five days, I've been thinking about how I'd like my own to go. The one thought I can't get out of my head is that I want everybody to leave happy and smiling, so for the recessional after the benediction, I'm going to insist that they play "The Chicken Dance". :D

Wild Dingo
04-23-2005, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by John Bell:
... I want everybody to leave happy and smiling, so for the recessional after the benediction, I'm going to insist that they play "The Chicken Dance". :D What a bottler of an idea!!! The chicken dance... yes!! Oh an on that note no black garb to be worn bright hawaiian shirts board shorts thongs only for the blokes bikinis or sarongs for the sheilas! :D

Meerkat
04-23-2005, 01:22 PM
My interest in what might be said at my funeral might be greater if I was there to hear it! Otherwise, I think my interest would be non-existant! ;)

NormMessinger
04-23-2005, 01:23 PM
Funeral. There will be no funeral. Dead is dead. No caterwalling over carrion. Just cut me up and pass me around.

Meerkat
04-23-2005, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by NormMessinger:
Funeral. There will be no funeral. Dead is dead. No caterwalling over carrion. Just cut me up and pass me around."mmmm... tasty - a little more sauce on the lung?" ;)

huisjen
04-23-2005, 01:27 PM
Some days I think a viking funeral would be good. The Ensign's Gig is a fine size for a rather wide coffin.

Some days I think I should feed the ravens with a sky bruial.

Dan

huisjen
04-23-2005, 01:29 PM
Place my body on the funeral pyre,
cut it loose to float downstream
Leave it frozen on a mountain top,
suspend it high to be picked clean
You said never to grow old,
but you forgot to tell me how
You said never to grow old
and then you sank your teeth into those final feet
Last night I dreamt of owls at my window
I knew that time was winding down
Turned to tell you of my premonition,
changed my mind and lay back down
You said never to grow old,
but you forgot to tell me how
You said never to grow old
and then you sank your teeth into those final feet
No sense wasting the time you got,
you got to walk down every road
No sense pretending that you're what you're not,
when you got to shoulder every load
You said never to grow old,
but you forgot to tell me how
You said never to grow old
and then you sank your teeth into those final feet
Cut it loose, cut it loose, cut it loose
You said never to grow old,
but you forgot to tell me how
You said never to grow old
and then you sank your teeth into those final feet

Chris Coose
04-23-2005, 01:33 PM
Don't have a clue what will be said but I have some control over that as I live and I figure I ought to live with that last bit of attention in mind.

ccmanuals
04-23-2005, 01:40 PM
just play the Beatles, "hello goodby"

Joe Dupere
04-23-2005, 01:57 PM
"One hundred and fifty years ago, when Joe turned fifty...."

Joe smile.gif

Phillip Allen
04-23-2005, 02:12 PM
(drat...someone beat me to it...)

Oh wait...maybe I better think it out again

smile.gif

paladin
04-23-2005, 05:14 PM
"the sorry s.o.b. demanded a viking funeral and DID take it with him" spoken by relatives..

Meerkat
04-23-2005, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by paladin:
"the sorry s.o.b. demanded a viking funeral and DID take it with him" spoken by relatives..In your case, it's more likely to be: "I'd like to say more about Chuck and his life, but most of it is still classified"! ;)

George.
04-23-2005, 05:18 PM
I hope they never find me... a rogue wave, or a hungry jaguar, could arrange that.

Otherwise, I suspect that at that point, I will not care. ;)

mmd
04-23-2005, 05:22 PM
"Damned fine funeral. Pass that bottle of rum..."

paladin
04-23-2005, 05:30 PM
hey Michael....on my way up from Santa Lucia a few years ago I Island hopped all the way, and collected a fresh bottle of local rum at every stop....and I dunno drink the stuff......

George.
04-23-2005, 05:42 PM
Paladin! Come visit! Bring a bottle! :D

paladin
04-23-2005, 06:11 PM
I don't drink......but a lotta rum has passed through my bilge....friends say rum and fresh orange juice is good...but ya know that firewater and injun blood dunno mix......

Memphis Mike
04-23-2005, 06:17 PM
"Bless her heart, she looks good for bein' dead!"

-Sue

Or better yet, "Hey look, she's breathing! The Doc was wrong."

Peter Malcolm Jardine
04-23-2005, 07:02 PM
"He was a cruel man, but fair."

"Oh well, he's back in Trafalmadore with Montana Wildhack."

"I don't really remember the guy, but this is a hell of a party!"

"I wonder what's going to happen to his 160 foot private yacht?"

"How did a 90 year old end up with a 25 year old beautiful nymphomaniac?

"Wait a second... this isn't him, I think this guy is the manager of the big bank downtown!"

"Where did all these chickens come from?"

"I think it's sorta cool that they strapped him naked to the hood of the hearse on the way to the cemetery."

:D

km gresham
04-23-2005, 07:50 PM
Hey, Sue remember hearing this? "Don't she/he look natural?" whatever the heck that was s'posed to mean!

Southerners! :rolleyes: :D

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JimD
04-23-2005, 08:05 PM
See ya later, Jim

Hwyl
04-23-2005, 08:08 PM
We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic

And when that fog horn blows I will be coming home
And when that fog horn blows I want to hear it
I donít have to fear it
I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
Then magnificently we will float into the mystic

PatCox
04-23-2005, 10:06 PM
We will miss him. What more is there?

Leon m
04-23-2005, 10:55 PM
Who the heck is going to pay all these bills ?!?!

Nora Lee
04-23-2005, 11:02 PM
"Only the good die young,
Aren't we lucky that she wasn't that good!"

But really, I want to be remembered as a GOOD FRIEND...for that is all I am collecting now,
memories with my friends,
you don't have to dust them!!

Regards,

Nora

brad9798
04-24-2005, 08:24 AM
Something to the effect of:

Good father, good husband- fair and honest friend.

Nothing else really matters ...

bamamick
04-24-2005, 08:48 AM
I didn't just want to post something glib here, so I thought about it a little while.

To be honest, it doesn't matter. They can say anything they want to, but I hope that whatever it is that they say gives a little bit of comfort to my family.

Mickey Lake

Con LanAdo
04-24-2005, 05:08 PM
i want a riotous irish wake with my women (from far & wide) crying, my sons settling scores & a good time had by all

George.
04-24-2005, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by brad9798:
Something to the effect of:

Good father, good husband- fair and honest friend.

Nothing else really matters ...Hear hear.

Take out the "good father" bit, and you've spoken for me.

Nothing else really matters.

paladin
04-24-2005, 05:32 PM
actually...I have read some stuff that folks wrote for my "premature" funeral...
When word first went out that i had a heart attack and died on the way to the hospital a couple of friends at NSA wrote some things as they expected to be going to my funeral....one of their wives later gave the notes to me.....seemed quite interesting...

Ed Harrow
04-24-2005, 10:09 PM
A couple of good songs, a bit of fine whiskey, some exagerated stories, enough cannon firing to bring the constables, and what Brad said.

Memphis Mike
04-24-2005, 11:10 PM
What Ed said.

And Karen, I do remember that, and they still say it! smile.gif

Actually, I think that "Funeral Blues" by W.H. Auden sums up what losing someone really feels like at that moment.

-Sue

Here's the text:

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever; I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood,
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W. H. Auden

Norske3
04-25-2005, 04:22 AM
"I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK!".

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Mrleft8
04-25-2005, 07:27 AM
Unfortunately, this is a topic which is very close to home right now. Not me, don't get yer hopes up!
My Mother, however, is on her way out. Over the weekend she said to all of us gathered at her bedside;"I don't want a gloomy, weepy memorial service. I was thinking a cocktail party, with as many friends as you can get to come...".

LeeG
04-25-2005, 09:04 AM
"have we met?"

John of Phoenix
04-25-2005, 09:14 AM
Warren Buffet was asked a similar question, "What you like to see on your tombstone?"

"He was so OLD! " :D

Dave R
04-25-2005, 10:11 AM
At my funeral?

"Well, it's about time." :D

Tealsmith
04-26-2005, 08:54 AM
He sure owed me a lot of money.

MJC
04-26-2005, 09:16 AM
I'd like them to say, "They say he died laughing."

But they'll probably say, "His last words were, 'Hey, y'all, watch this!'"

Shang
04-27-2005, 08:16 AM
"...they had to bring in more folding chairs...!
Nobody even suspected how many women loved him..."

TomF
04-27-2005, 08:22 AM
The line the Irishman spoke in Braveheart:

"I'll see you after."

Sue, I've always loved that Auden poem. Thanks for including it.

t.