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I Went to a Funeral

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    My daughters grandfather died.

    It's been sad. My head is pounding from crying. I'm so glad to be around loving ppl.
    tixy0209 tixy0209 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Plenty to Remember

    Grandfather, grandmother, 2 friends, 6 older friends from my church, my sisters baby, and if you want to count my very emotional friends loss of her dog; went to that funeral too.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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    My Little Share Of The World

    the 1st time I went to a funeral, I was 5. If was my great-grandfather's. I remember him enjoying the things we did together: play catch, take walks, play with dolls. I was too young then to understand, but he had Alzheimer's. Then there was my grandfather, my other grandfather...
    strangerinacrowd strangerinacrowd 31-35, F Jun 18, 2012

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    Today... I went to my first funeral.

    . By didn't I cry I cried when the coffin turned up...I cried when we followed it in.. I cried more when the curtains shut...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Grandfather...

    He died I think 3 years ago. So I went to the funeral, although I haven't seen him for about 6 years or something like that before. He always made fun of my mum (dad's father= grandfather) and about her way of raising her children (which were perfectly fine) and because she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4, 2008

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    You Know It's Been A Year?

    I remember the sun reflecting off the pond, taunting the small crowd that had gathered around the black coffin. I couldn't understand why it was such a beautiful day.. This would be so much easier if clouds had taken over the skies. Much more bearable. People from school had...
    StrippedxPride487 StrippedxPride487 18-21, M Jul 17, 2011

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    Fun At A Funeral

    It was my grandpas funeral today. I was worried about going as my mum and brother are very bad people who have done horrible things to me but I knew going was the right thing to do and I'm glad I went! Here's a few things that happened: A black boy, around 11 years old went up...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M Jun 7, 2013

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    Memories-Did I Make a Difference?

    I went to a co-workers funeral yesterday.  As I sat waiting for the funeral to start, I looked around at the other people who were there.  Some I knew and some I didn't.  I wondered how each of the people there had touched the co-workers life who had died. Had...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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    Two In One Week.

    my cousin joey died in the house fire down in denver last week sometime... and to make it even more sadder his mama died the day before him from brain cancer. Me and my family went to her funeral today. it was sad but i made a video that they played at the funeral. it was...
    asdflkjghlove asdflkjghlove 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2008

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    I Played Ode to Joy At My Grandfather's Funeral

    the sound of it on the organ in the big church was echoeying and odd. after i played i took my shoes off and ran through the cemetery. it was a long time ago. i don't remember it well.
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F Jul 25, 2008

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    Too Many

    My mum's dad died when I was 8. It was the first time I guess experienced death properly. I knew something was wrong when my dad picked me up from school that day. I remember the funeral being full of people I didnt know, they all spoke Greek and the worst part was, I couldnt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 13, 2008

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    My Grandmother's Funeral.

    I went to my first funeral today - it was the funeral for my grandmother (my mother on my father's side). Both my grandparents on my mother's side are dead, my grandfather on that side dying long before I was born, and my grandmother on that side (affectionately known as Nana...
    TobiasNorth TobiasNorth 18-21, M Jul 1, 2013

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    Yeah, 2008 Hasn't Been the Greatest Year

    This was supposed to be the best year of my life. 2008 was the year I have been looking forward too since......the beginning of high school because it was the year I would graduate and start college. Well...that wasn't the only event I would go through. In February, my...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F Aug 18, 2008

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    May 10th, 2010.

    The day after Mother's Day, we buried my grandmother.  After eleven years, there was still a plot available right beside of my grandfather, so she was laid to rest alongside her husband.  I have made peace with her death, in knowing that all she really wanted was to be...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    It Was My Grandmothers....

    I was 23 and it was my first ever funeral. I found it pretty harrowing and cried throughout most of the whole service. It felt eerie as well. I guess I also had a lot of guilt issues around my grandmothers passing. I could have been a much better granddaughter and not been so...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F May 20, 2011

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    The Saddest One

    I've been to many funerals, more than I care to count. I've also been unable to get myself to go to funerals at times. The saddest funeral I ever went to was for the 10 year old daughter of my boss who was killed in a freak skiing accident. I had never been to a funeral for a...
    femme7 femme7 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2008

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    My Grandfathers'

    It was my first funeral and hopefully i wont need to go to one for a long time.It was hard because i hadnt understood that he had passed away until i saw his coffin lying there, it just came as a big chock, then seeing all my familyand relatives crying and sobbing that you heard...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    Recently I attended a funeral

    for my brother-in-law, Stan. When he passed no one called us to let us know. His wife, Sue, is my husband's sister. We found out through social media. When asking how he was doing, over the months of cancer treatments he endured, we were always told "okay", "no changes" that...
    AntieEm AntieEm 46-50, F Mar 17

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    The Worst By Far

    I've written about this several times, there's a blog where I posted an essay in progress about it. No matter how many times I write it or share it, it doesn't make dealing with it any easier. Duane and I grew up together. I met him when I was 6, he was 4. Who knew eleven years...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 6, 2009

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    My Grandfathers Celebration of Life Funeral

    I recently lost my grandfather to a terminal illness.  My Grandfather was the center of our family, and although we knew it was coming, no one was prepared for the how, and when.  It was the most agonizing 6 weeks I have ever gone through.  Towards the end, we...
    kellie1234 kellie1234 36-40 1 Response Aug 21, 2009

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    I've Been to a Few of Them

    I've seen a few of these, but never a "living funeral," of which I'm a bigger believer.  After all, why get a celebration in one's honor after they can't feel the support and love?
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jul 25, 2008

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    The First Time

    I was 15 when Mike's dad died, he was 16. Back then we had the circle. This was the first death the circle had encountered as a group, this was my first ever. I didn't know his dad terribly well, but enough. He used to give me a ride home. That was pretty cool. Me and Mike and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15, 2010

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    Won't Go To Anymore Now... Not Even My Parents

    BUGGER THEM...!!!!i HAVE BEEN TO A FEW FUNERALSWERNERS, MARY, GRANDPARENTSAND A FEW OTHERSI JUST FIND THEM TOO PAINFULI DON'T WANT ANYONE COMING TO MY FUNERAL ANYWAYAND I REFUSE TO GO TO FAMILY GATHERINGS NOWI WILL NOT GO TO WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS ...MY PARENTS FEEL THE SAME WAY.
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    I Just Want To Hide Away In My House.

    So I went to a funeral last night and saw alot of people I went to school with and hung around when I was younger.  I was standing outside with some friends when I guy I haven't seen in a long time came over with his new baby.  He was going on and on about how he would...
    afaulk69 afaulk69 31-35, F Jun 12, 2010

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    For starters I want birthday cake at my funeral...birthday cake is the best. As for real food I don't know yet. Musically I would like to have Black veil Brides and Bring Me The...
    XxbleedingXsoulXx XxbleedingXsoulXx 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Today was a very emotional day for me. I am sensitive and even a not so sad event in someone's life can make me upset because I think how it's like to be in their shoes. I've been...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Today was horrible, my Bob (iPod) had cracked and if he doesn't get fixed and I get a new one there will be a funeral. Also Please pray for him and wish him good virtual dreams
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Mar 27

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    And i want that at the begining of the funeral someone give each person a bag with glitter so people at the end can throw glitter to the sky and be all shiny and pretty, not a...
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    On Tuesday morning I thought I needed some things from the shops so my wife was going into town to our church. She helps out at a lunch club. Leaving me with about 2 hours to do as...
    babyannie57 babyannie57 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Over Thanksgiving break I went to see my Marine in Okinawa, Japan. It was the most exciting, beautiful, but heartbreaking experiences of my life. Somehow I managed to make it...
    FindingMyself94 FindingMyself94 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Private Resident in Cal Pine CA Saturday March 29 2014 We drove about 30 minutes in the valley roughly 5,000 feet up and headed to Cal Pine. The ground was flat and surrounding it...
    JudyRaderchak JudyRaderchak 26-30, F Apr 4

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    on saturday we went to the mall and mom dad and my little brother went into a store and me and tony went off on our own and tony walked off somewhere and never told me and I didnt...
    OnlyNathan OnlyNathan 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi guys! I got the Depo shot in November 13. I was suppose to get it on Feb 25 but didn't because i didnt like how it made me feel, it made me spot/bleed since jan 1st february...
    kikims27 kikims27 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I visited San Francisco and went whale watching out there. For almost two hours, I was on that boat, and it was TORTURE. I got so seasick, even after I took a Dramamine. I went...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 26

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    Hai friends, Are you looking for latest model designer sarees and dresses? then take a long breath, why because we have an evergreen shopping complex in Hyderabad, that is Unnati...
    shirisha65 shirisha65 22-25, F Apr 4

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    We built a life together and when it ended, I lost everything. He went on living life. Made me realize he never loved me at all. That the eight years we spent together meant...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I went skinny dipping and ended up doing it, unexpectedly :) -It happened last year at a beach in the O.C. The plan was to go star gazing with my best friend which we did. We've...
    Goldeneye91 Goldeneye91 22-25, M Apr 8

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    THE END OF SKOOL LIFE! Well what can I say? My prom was almost 5 years ago in June on one sunny summer's day. Thinking back now brought back so many memories and its all flooding...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I have a late start tomorrow. Which is good. But I was playing with Blue at Grandmas. Grandpa usually doesn't let me go by the army tanks unless I'm walking Graf or Jake comes But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 8

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    I didn't go to junior prom. It wasn't in my budget, neither was senior year but I knew if I had to choose between the two then it should be senior year. I went to prom by myself...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Apr 9

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    It was a realy nice evenin with the sun out an im stayin at keirans house atm cause mums in hospital so keirans dad Rob said we should have a BBQ which was a nice supprise! ((: so...
    HannahRb1999 HannahRb1999 18-21, F Apr 11

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    I was out with a group of friends. I'd been with my boyfriend for about 2 years. We'd had a good night. On our way home in our taxi one of the boys were arguing with my friend, she...
    ohhla ohhla 36-40, F Apr 14

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    I went out running today. I made this music playlist with awesome random music. I couldn't help but to think about love and what it's like. I see it in movies and I fantasize about...
    AugustAeonsworth AugustAeonsworth 18-21, M Mar 24

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    I queued for hours to get tickets to see U2 in Croke park, Dublin for The Joshua Tree tour. It was my first U2 concert and the best. We went two nights in a row. Bono in black...
    emptynow emptynow 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Tonight I went to the gym but I'm now laying in my warm soft bed. Anyways lol I wore a black sports bra and black tank top with a pink thong and pink compression shorts. I love...
    Lovelyxx93 Lovelyxx93 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I went to the beach with my friends instead. I had just got my car and got really wasted 😂
    beatrizlovespedro beatrizlovespedro 18-21, F Mar 28

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    It was back in 2007 or 2008 when I went to my first concert. Gym Class Heroes, All Time Low, Plain White T's and Fall Out Boy. It was amazing! (:
    GoldenHorizon GoldenHorizon 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Went to dunkin and got myself a carmel latte today mmm!
    Meegghan Meegghan 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Hello All, I was given away by my Mom when I was Two Weeks Old, The Lady who raised me was God sent had so many Health problems Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, Arthritis,Etc...
    Miserable40 Miserable40 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Me, chloe, beth lewis an Keiran went with Keirnas dad to the naturist swim night at our local pool - I was spose to go last week buh I was kinda ill an this week I had my period...
    HannahRb1999 HannahRb1999 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    So my boyfriend bought a ticket for us to go to a dinner, a 100 dollar dinner! He saved his money for me! Anyway, we went to our lunchroom, which was set up fancy. After we ate...
    bookworm00 bookworm00 13-15, F Apr 9

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    Last year my mom, brother, myself, and my husband went on a cruise to the Bahamas all I can think about is going back!
    LonelyLish LonelyLish 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I went to the beach and realized that there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away.
    trueloveriamonly trueloveriamonly 18-21, M Apr 11

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