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I Went to a Funeral

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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...
    femme7 femme7 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 9, 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...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F Aug 18, 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...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 13, 2008

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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...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F May 20, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15, 2010

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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...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 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...
    TobiasNorth TobiasNorth 18-21, M Jul 1, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 6, 2009

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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...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 1 Response Aug 8, 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...
    StrippedxPride487 StrippedxPride487 18-21, M Jul 17, 2011

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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 a week ago

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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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    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...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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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...
    kellie1234 kellie1234 36-40 1 Response Aug 21, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4, 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...
    asdflkjghlove asdflkjghlove 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2008

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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...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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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...
    strangerinacrowd strangerinacrowd 31-35, F Jun 18, 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...
    AntieEm AntieEm 46-50, F Mar 17

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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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...
    afaulk69 afaulk69 31-35, F Jun 12, 2010

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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...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M Jun 7, 2013

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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...
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F Jul 25, 2008

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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 3 days ago

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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...
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    I really am so upset about how the birth of my son went. I had low blood platelet count and was unable to have an epidural because of that. I was worried, and hadn't had any child...
    JessicaJaynes JessicaJaynes 22-25, F Mar 16

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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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    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 a week ago

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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...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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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...
    hannahbb1999 hannahbb1999 13-15, F 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Awwwee they have a surfing page ! This is rad ! Aight aight I'm stoked. I surf on the regular - actually went this morning. My dad taught me when I was about 3 and I've been...
    cheyennerainn cheyennerainn 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    It was amazing! On the last night, it was perhaps the best night of my life!! Everyone was just praising Jesus, and then we were healing people. They asked someone who had back...
    daveislost daveislost 16-17, M Mar 16

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    I may be somewhat young, but memories of playing outside will stick with me forever. My backyard was awesome! It was big enough for us to set up volleyball, baseball, football, or...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    i went to the supermarket in my heels and with discreet make up as i don't like to be in your face lol no pun intended , it felt fabulous to hear my heels click on the floor and no...
    MrWifey MrWifey 41-45, M Mar 20

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    I went and drive around in my car dressed up today it felt good
    sexyaime sexyaime 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I went to my old friend's house. He's my classmate in High School and currently studying at the same school as mine. He s 2nd year college and I am 3rd year. He's better than I am...
    z0wie z0wie 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I went to the book store and a guardian angel was there. He lead me to 2 books that couldn't be any better for my situations. thank you, thank you, thank you.
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I went skinny dipping last summer after midnight at my friends apartment pool. The security guard caught us around 1:30 am. At least we didn't get in any trouble!
    jamesjones17 jamesjones17 22-25, M Mar 23

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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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