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I Went to a Funeral

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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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    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Sep 29, 2013

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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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    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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    Levity At A Funeral

    I am from a large family and then married into a larger family, so you can say I am from a large family. With a large family comes the inevitable time when someone passes away. One November, about 15 years ago one of my uncles succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 53...
    Lucas69 Lucas69 56-60, M Oct 21, 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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    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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    Grandfathers Funeral

    I have been to different funerals over the years but last January 24 was the first time I have gotten up in front to speak at a funeral. It was for my grandfather. Anyone who knows me knows that i am someone who avoide speaking in front of peoiple but this one time I was asked to...
    charliew charliew 36-40, M Jan 30, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Great Aunts Funeral

    At first when I heard of my aunts death I didn't really have any pains it almost seemed like I didn't care. I don't think I really believed it at first (I was 13). I was nervous about going to a funeral. I went to my grandma's funeral but I was way to young to remember that. When...
    fleo1994 fleo1994 18-21, F Oct 17, 2013

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    A month ago, a friend's mom passed away.

    Today I went to the viewing for another friend, whose sister passed away suddenly. I guess I am at that stage in life.
    ozziejo ozziejo 51-55, M May 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Today I celebrated the life of one of the

    worlds greatest along with hundreds of other people. We miss you. We love you. Rest easy my friend :)
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F Jun 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    First Time At 8 Years Old

    I have only been too two different funerals in my whole life. The first was my uncle in 2003, he was 69 years old. Recently last month my great grandmother Audrey died on February 15, 2011. I went to her funeral on February 18. She was 82 or 83.ย 
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F Mar 7, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    My Dad's best friend has three boys,

    all about my age. We all grew up together, going on vacation together, watching baseball games together. Their grandpa (His name was John Parks) had been diagnosed with cancer about a year ago, and my dad and I visited them a lot to help in any way we could. When he passed, we...
    thewaytowonder thewaytowonder 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Highway to hell ^^ me and my friends already establish that. Everyone has to arrive with balloons and slightly head bang to the song. ^^ my funeral should be a party, I Hate it...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 31 mins ago

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    The biggest reason I might enjoy Mexico is el Dia de Los Muertes (The Day of the Dead). Mexicans have a holiday that celebrates those who have passed away. Living happiness is the...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 Jun 30

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    Wouldn't it be awesome to have a celebration of life instead of being sad about death?My funeral is going to have balloons, lots of good music, funnel cakes, and a chocolate...
    forgiveyouforgetyoutheend forgiveyouforgetyoutheend 13-15, F Jun 27

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    I'd want there to be a piรฑata, so they'd be reminded of all the fun times. But it should be filled with bees, because its wrong to be too happy at a funeral. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Do not want a traditional wake and funeral. I don't want a wake at all. I want to be cremated and have a small gathering at friend or family's house. They can drink and eat all the...
    domes56 domes56 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I went to see Vanessa Paradis at the Forum, London.You may know her as Johnny Depp's ex girlfriend whom he had two children with. Or you may remember her as the 14 year old who...
    lavienrose lavienrose 18-21, F Jun 29

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    6th grade year I received counseling from the school, a bad incident had occurred and they didn't want me to become messed up in the brain I guess. I remember sitting down and...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F Jul 7

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    My dad went to jail because he sexually assaulted some woman. I have no i sea why he would do this , he is my best friend and love him with all of my heart. But i found out because...
    kayani1997 kayani1997 16-17, F Jul 10

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    I have two specifically. In 2011 I went with my bestie to Sunfest for the first time (huge music/arts festival in SoFlo) and on that Friday (4/25 I'm sure) we were literally FRONT...
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F Jun 24

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    I only went to juvenile once as a kid which is surprising considering everything I did but one time when I was 14 I seen this guy go into a store he looked like a **** he also left...
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M Jun 28

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    Im actually on the ride back now we went to all of the parks except animal kingdom. We also went to blizzard beach and typhoon lagoon two disney water parks. I am tired sleepy and...
    IDontKnowWhoIAmAtAll IDontKnowWhoIAmAtAll 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I went on a very strange date tonight, I never heard of a work out date before, Adam talked me into it tonight, I went to the gym wearing a sport bra and a pair of Capri pants, but...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    i had decided to go for a walk along the beach about 1:30 in the morning so i went out in my trunks. i walked only for a few minutes before i decided it was a little too dark to be...
    guitarjimmy guitarjimmy 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I went to one homecoming and i hated it Everyone was humping each other and me and my bf felt so out of place so we just left with two of my friends and went to dinner then to the...
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I went to the store today and saw this.
    Nooneknowsmythoughts Nooneknowsmythoughts 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I WENT ON SUNDAY, JUNE 22 2014! My first Warped! It was amazing! I met Icon For Hire, Beartooth, Chelsea Grin (I HUGGED ALEX KOEHLER!) and the lead singer of The Color Morale. Plus...
    XxSempiternalxX XxSempiternalxX 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Back in 2004 me and my then gf went on this holiday around Europe...it was simply fabulous, even the fight we had with each other in Bratislava :).Id highly recommend this holiday...
    spankwire spankwire 46-50, M Jun 25

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    Went To My Prom & Half Of Me Wishes I Didn't Go!
    HollyBae HollyBae 16-17, F Jun 27

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    Barely. Lol. I got dressed up, went stag because I was a bit of a social pariah back in those days... Felt pretty, but very uncomfortable, was very bored I don't dance, and...
    Drechavo Drechavo 26-30, F Jun 28