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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Nope, not a house project this time. I read a post over at Carnealian's blog that reminded me of something I need to do. Plan my own funeral! No, I'm not dying. At least that I know. But I've been thinking about it since my cousins' mom died back in February. She had the kind of funeral I don't want. And, to make sure I get what I want, I know I've got to plan it myself. So here's what I've got so far. First of all, I'm being cremated. There's no draining my blood and injecting me with chemicals. No thanks. I'll choose to be cremated instead. Then, I'll either have my ashes scattered somewhere or I'll turn myself into a gem. I think that's kind of cool. But then there's the "oops, I lost grandma" scenario when whoever loses the ring. Then, there's the party. Yeah. There will be no solemn, somber, sniveling, sad soiree for me. No solemn processional of cars with headlights on in the middle of the day. Nope! It'll be a hootin' hollerin' good time! Music! Fun! Food! Life! I think I'm going to call it the: "Interstellar Memorial "5K/10K - bake off - knit around - disco - fish fry - BBQ - square dance - karaoke - poker tournament - camp out - beer tasting" PartyFest. A little bit of everything. That's me. And you're all invited. There will be much festing and fun. And everyone has to share a memory of me. Not a made-up one. But a real one. Different people see different sides of me. Once I'm gone, it'll be time to share! What's one thing that you absolutely want or don't want to happen when you die?

3/23/2006 03:15:00 PM :: ::
  • LOL! Perhaps I'll have a 5K for my funeral as well. :-)

    By Blogger Indigo, at 3/23/2006 04:16:00 PM


  • I'm right there with ya. As much as I like cemeteries I want to be cremated. I want my ashes scatter from the top of the Eiffel Tower or over the ocean (to be determined at a later date.) I want all my dead animals scattered with me as well. I kinda do like the thought of a long funeral procession stopping traffic etc. Simply because I like to be the center of attention! But, after that I say party on! I'm still hoping for greatness in my life so that many will miss me and maybe my future greatness will somehow be remembered in history.

    By Blogger Carnealian, at 3/23/2006 05:17:00 PM


  • now i am kinda sad. i don't like the thought of you dead.

    i want to be buried, not burnt into ashes. i want people to tell stories of me and to laugh. i want them to celebrate my life, and i want my life to be something worth celebrating.

    By Blogger Brittany, at 3/23/2006 08:17:00 PM


  • I want no pomp,no circumstance. No service, fanfare or gathering. I simply want to stop being. Fade away into eternity as though I never was and enjoy my rest in peace.

    By Blogger An Observer, at 3/24/2006 07:36:00 AM


  • Oh my God, I want lots and lots of tears and sobbing and misery when I die. Sheesh! Just kidding. I just want everyone to have a beer for me and I do want to be cremated as well.

    By Blogger Jolynn, at 3/24/2006 10:08:00 AM


  • Stellar-
    We share the same views regarding the endgame. I posted this
    when I first started my blog. I'm not sure anyone actually read it. Check it out if you have the chance. The BBQ and Beer tasting adds an equisite touch I hadn't thought of. You got me there. ;)


    By Blogger michaelm, at 3/26/2006 07:32:00 AM


  • I'd want a party and people dancing, as that sums me up nicely.

    Let's hope it's not for a while yet though ;-)

    By Blogger The Wisdom of Wislon, at 3/28/2006 09:38:00 AM


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