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Posted: Sep 30, 2014 - 8:10am

 haresfur wrote:

{#Hug} I'm so glad my mom had pre-planned everything with a Memorial Society. My folks were exceedingly practical that way.

My father used to tell us about arranging his father's funeral.  He kept asking for less expensive caskets until they took him down in the basement where the pauper things were and he got the least expensive one.  They then asked him how many people to expect at the funeral and he said "300".  My father would laugh and explain that meant that the funeral home would have to use their biggest, fanciest room.

Don't worry, it doesn't have to be perfect.  The love of friends and family is enough. 

 
Mom said she had done that, but she hadn't. She'd only done it for dad.  HIs is already bought and paid for.  I think they both expected him to go first.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 5:30pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Thanks everyone.

Now we can start worrying about my dad; his companion of 63 years is gone and he's taking it pretty hard. 

 
{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 5:23pm

 triskele wrote:
Arranging funerals is hard. 

 
{#Hug} I'm so glad my mom had pre-planned everything with a Memorial Society. My folks were exceedingly practical that way.

My father used to tell us about arranging his father's funeral.  He kept asking for less expensive caskets until they took him down in the basement where the pauper things were and he got the least expensive one.  They then asked him how many people to expect at the funeral and he said "300".  My father would laugh and explain that meant that the funeral home would have to use their biggest, fanciest room.

Don't worry, it doesn't have to be perfect.  The love of friends and family is enough. 
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 5:21pm

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Yeah, that's true.  We had to go with "later" because of the grand son in law who is officiating, otherwise it would have been tomorrow.  Since he's coming from Nebraska, he could only get down here on Thurs.   But, be that as it may, there will still be those won can't make it.   Also, fortunately, the funeral home guy was not a pushy salesman....He let us drive the bus, actually.  We've got an all day open visitation scheduled for the day before services, and we're spreading the word so folks can come or not, send flowers or not, etc.  The funeral home even puts the obit in the paper for us.  And then the service is at 11 Thurs.  It all worked out...but it's still hard.  I baled out on going into the casket room.  I could. not. do. it.  

 
Agreed. This guy was pretty much no pressure. That's a good thing because I came prepared for the opposite. It went every smoothly and everyone was quite pleased with the final agreement.

A pleasant surprise for us all - and much needed. 
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 3:32pm

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The worst part is: Just like with weddings, there's someone there telling you that more money=more love. 

I think the best thing is to have them sooner rather than later, tell people when it is and where it is and not go to extremes to make it fit with the most schedules. People understand, and honestly if they can't make it it may be a welcome "out" for them. Make sure they know that whether or not they can attend is not any measure of their relationship; they should come when it suits them and say their goodbyes then, or now. Nobody needs a helping of guilt on top of everything else. Not you, not them.
 
Note that I mis-typed :chug: for that emoticon and maybe that's the best advice  

 
Yeah, that's true.  We had to go with "later" because of the grand son in law who is officiating, otherwise it would have been tomorrow.  Since he's coming from Nebraska, he could only get down here on Thurs.   But, be that as it may, there will still be those won can't make it.   Also, fortunately, the funeral home guy was not a pushy salesman....He let us drive the bus, actually.  We've got an all day open visitation scheduled for the day before services, and we're spreading the word so folks can come or not, send flowers or not, etc.  The funeral home even puts the obit in the paper for us.  And then the service is at 11 Thurs.  It all worked out...but it's still hard.  I baled out on going into the casket room.  I could. not. do. it.  
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 3:14pm

 triskele wrote:
Arranging funerals is hard. 

 
The worst part is: Just like with weddings, there's someone there telling you that more money=more love. 

I think the best thing is to have them sooner rather than later, tell people when it is and where it is and not go to extremes to make it fit with the most schedules. People understand, and honestly if they can't make it it may be a welcome "out" for them. Make sure they know that whether or not they can attend is not any measure of their relationship; they should come when it suits them and say their goodbyes then, or now. Nobody needs a helping of guilt on top of everything else. Not you, not them.
 
Note that I mis-typed :chug: for that emoticon and maybe that's the best advice  
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 3:10pm

 triskele wrote:
Arranging funerals is hard. 

 


We had enough notice when Mom was near that all siblings got together and made the arrangements beforehand. That in itself was a blessing, as when she died at home a few days later, I only had to make one phone call.

Be kind to each other.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 3:06pm

Arranging funerals is hard. 
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 7:12am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Thanks everyone.

Now we can start worrying about my dad; his companion of 63 years is gone and he's taking it pretty hard. 

 
i just saw this (wasn't on RP this weekend) so sorry.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 5:49am

 GeneP59 wrote:

{#Cry} My condolences to your family.

I to am seeing a marked decline in mom the past weeks and it's very very difficult watching and dealing with this part of life. I just hate the daily roller coaster cognitive ride.

I'm not ready for this. Then again nobody is.

{#Pray} My prayers go out to your family. 

 
Thank you Gene, and peace to you.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 2:18am

 GeneP59 wrote:

{#Cry} My condolences to your family.

I to am seeing a marked decline in mom the past weeks and it's very very difficult watching and dealing with this part of life. I just hate the daily roller coaster cognitive ride.

I'm not ready for this. Then again nobody is.

{#Pray} My prayers go out to your family. 

 
Gene {#Hug}.

Tough it out.
It's brutal,but hang in there.

Let me know if I can help.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 12:40am

 GeneP59 wrote:


I'm not ready for this. Then again nobody is.
 
Nope. No matter how much time you have to adjust, and no matter how clear your charge is about what she wants. Never ready. Be kind to yourself.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2014 - 11:44pm

 triskele wrote:
It's over.  We got the call at 5:30.

 
{#Cry} My condolences to your family.

I to am seeing a marked decline in mom the past weeks and it's very very difficult watching and dealing with this part of life. I just hate the daily roller coaster cognitive ride.

I'm not ready for this. Then again nobody is.

{#Pray} My prayers go out to your family. 
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Posted: Sep 28, 2014 - 6:16pm

Very sorry to hear this. It's totally ok to want your mommy.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2014 - 5:53pm


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Posted: Sep 28, 2014 - 1:05pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Prayers of comfort, healing, and loving memories for you, Dave.


Indeed.    {#Arrowd}   {#Good-vibes}  {#Hug}   


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Posted: Sep 28, 2014 - 12:33pm

Prayers of comfort, healing, and loving memories for you, Dave.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2014 - 11:47am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Thanks everyone.

Now we can start worrying about my dad; his companion of 63 years is gone and he's taking it pretty hard. 

 
condolences to you and your family
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Posted: Sep 28, 2014 - 11:17am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Thanks everyone.

Now we can start worrying about my dad; his companion of 63 years is gone and he's taking it pretty hard. 

 
My sincere condolences Dave. {#Hug}
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Posted: Sep 28, 2014 - 11:07am

Thanks everyone.

Now we can start worrying about my dad; his companion of 63 years is gone and he's taking it pretty hard. 
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