I Went to a Funeral

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 24, 2014

    I hate how funerals are,

    they're always depressing and tearful. I like the idea of celebrating the person's life rather than their death.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 7

    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

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jun 17, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    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

    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

    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...
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 2, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    70+
    1 Response Aug 8, 2008

    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

    Today was my 2nd funeral this month!

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 12, 2014

    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

    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

    And I'm glad I went. The hymns were soul

    stirring, the pastor who delivered the eulogy was passionate speaking from his heart, & closing out the service with an uplifting message. The soloist almost had everyone crying and singing praises along with her as the quality of her voice, with its raspy vibratory quality...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    Mar 7

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