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In which my boobs played the comic relief at a funeral

For anyone who has lost a dear friend, you know that the funeral can be equal parts depressing and funny.

They had the viewing for my friend today right before his cremation, and although I cried more than I anticipated, I noticed that many of these people who stood to speak about my friend did so with an air of depression and sadness that just wouldn’t do justice to my friend who was laying in the simple box right next to the podium. 626 more words

Death Becomes Her

I’ve found that I give quite a lot of thought to my funeral at the age of 18.

My parents are funeral directors, so I’ve basically had the whole thing planned out since I was 10 years old. 534 more words


a funeral

The featured image is “The premature burial” by Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865) painted in 1854. This poem, written approximately in elegiac couplet, was inspired by a memory inspired by the first stanza of lyrics in Hozier’s “Take Me To Church.”

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Sitting Shiva... Heroes, Folding Flags and a 21 Gun Salute

So, I guess I get a flag.

At least that is what I’ve been told. I hear that is what happens when a “hero” dies. 1,423 more words

Gp Hintz

Can't be everywhere

Slice 209 of 365

Really feeling like I wanted to be in Jersey today for Becca. I know there are a ton of people there for her, and honestly it’s probably too many people, she’s most likely hating it, but I still want to be there for her. 179 more words

Obama's Amazing Grace shows how music can lift oratory high

Liam Viney, The University of Queensland

Where words leave off, so music begins – Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Amazing grace, amazing grace … (trailing off). Amazing grace, how sweet the sound (now singing) – Barack Obama, 2015.

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The Forgotten Mermaid. (eighteen)

The Forgotten Mermaid.  -All lost hearts may be redeemed.

By Gregga J. Johnn

 (Should you like to hear me read it to you; audio to follow tomorrow) 1,718 more words