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I Went to a Funeral

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 467 People

    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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    Heroin overdose. It wasn't

    even administered by the dead man. Not the best man I've ever known, but no one would stop talking about how unfair it was for him to die. What the hell is a 'fair' death, then?
    Antigani Antigani 18-21, F Apr 22, 2015

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    It was my first one today,

    It was hard, I cried the whole way through and even my dad who doesn't cry often cried. R.I.P Nicky
    d01lenno d01lenno 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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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...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 18-21, F Mar 24, 2014

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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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    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Sep 29, 2013

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    POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING First time was

    my grandmothers funeral. I was 7. I hardly remember it. I remember seeing her body on the casket and then I went to see my nephews, who were maybe like 5 and 4. Their brother was with them. He was like 10 years old. We just sat and played Tetris on an old flip phone. Then the...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M Oct 22, 2015

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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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    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 22-25, M Jul 1, 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 66-70 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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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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    Hello EP... I just came back from my

    stepfather's grandmother's funeral... I was on a guilt trip the whole time, and I got the chance to talk with my cousin who just recently graduated and is off to nursing college... I felt happy for her and wished them the best.... I feel ready to be back on here and speak to my...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 2 Responses May 19, 2015

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    My best friend had a mom battling breast cancer

    and she passed away. My friend is 16 and has two younger siblings. Her great uncle passed away a week before her mom and his funeral was the same day her mom passed away. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like to go through that amount of loss. I feel so bad. Her funeral...
    mickey123xp mickey123xp 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2015

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    Went to pay my respects,

    was much more intense than I expected. Now I'm weirdly numb and about to dance the night away. Life too short.
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

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    I went to my uncle's funeral on April 11,

    2014 and my dad was there and not once did he come up to me and said hi or let alone anything at all.. That really hurt me.. There were two of my aunts that came and said hi to me.
    eyeamalive eyeamalive 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2015

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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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    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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    her funeral and death will forever change my

    life, bc she died I don't think I'll ever marry!
    Hardboy48 Hardboy48 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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, 2014

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    4 years ago, I lost my grandfather(paternal).

    He passed away 11th December 2011. I attended his funeral with my brother. Not the best person I knew, he had anger problems in the past and it was shown during our childhood.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Apr 22, 2015

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    I went to my very first funeral a few weeks ago.

    My great grandmother or as we called her "Super Nan" passed away at the age 93 due to heart failure. It was a sad day but I was happy at the same time. She finally got to be reunited with her husband who died 20 years earlier due to a heart attack. Those 20 years for my great...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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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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    Many. Trying to plan my own at the moment.

    No morbid stuff! I want everyone to come in bright colours! I have no faith, so no religious platitudes! Toying with the idea that instead of readings. Those who want to should feel happy to stand up and tell a memory they have of me! Something funny I did! Something that made...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    On Monay 8th June 2015 Me,

    my brother, my two cousins adam and lee, went to our grandfathers funeral, and we was the coffin bearers not the nicest experience, i have had but it was my nan wanted us the grandkids to carry the coffin and i was shocked cause alot of people showed up in Park Chapel, then went...
    GothSlayer GothSlayer 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 17, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I hate them and not just

    because it's sad. It's always struck me that funerals are very strange things, or maybe just the ones I've attended. Everyone tries not to cry OR they're in complete hysterics, weeping and howling (usually the more distant relatives I find). All the while you can't quite grasp...
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F 4 Responses May 2, 2015

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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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    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 51-55, F Mar 17, 2014

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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...
    Fleo94 Fleo94 18-21, F Oct 17, 2013

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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 :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 3, 2014

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    I killed my best friend

    and lied about it. I got mad at her and pushed her down a long flight of steps. I couldnt hear the last words coming from her bloody mouth. I didnt mean to kill her. She stole something from my room and lied about it. I got mad and pushed. There were no witnesses. I felt...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2015

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    I've been to 3 funerals in my lifetime,

    and I'm only 17. I've been to my great uncle Ike's, my great uncle Jim's and my Poppa's. I wasn't too close to my great uncles, but my grandpa's funeral killed me. I made a speech for his funeral too, and I didn't think it'd be so hard to talk but it was the hardest thing I've...
    medicinedreams medicinedreams 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2015

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    Today was my 2nd funeral this month!

    When will the people around me stop dying? :(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 18-21, F Sep 1, 2014

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    Just came back from one of my friend's funeral.

    When I got the news that she past away, I couldn't believe it because she always had a smile on her face. But like they say, "the most beautiful of smiles hide the most pain" Seeing her lying there in her casket today, made me believe that she truly is gone for good. And it...
    LiveLifeN LiveLifeN 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2015

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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 16-17, F Jul 4, 2014

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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 grandma just died unexpectedly earlier today and she lives in Oregon so we will be traveling all the way across the country to attend her funeral which is next Tuesday. We live...
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    Whenever my family goes in like a pool or whatever everything comes off. It just feels better when the water is right on you and there's no fabric on you. Idk when I was younger I...
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