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YaYawoman

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Icon 1 posted May 03, 2008 19:41      Profile for YaYawoman     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My grandfather died this week. Quickly and suddenly and after the doctor had guessed he had about a year left to him give or take.

I thought it would be a sad and solemn tear filled few days, and it was, but man that wake turned out to be a happy and joyful occasion. I know he would have been happy and when I die I hope the people coming together to watch me being planted have just as much a kick-ass time as me, my family and his friends did.

(remember that open bars are a cool addition to funerals [Big Grin] )

EDIT:Minor corrections, it wasnt technically an open bar but at the post funeral food fest the wine and beer were free. So for me it was the same as open bar.

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Icon 1 posted May 03, 2008 19:51      Profile for Mr. Dave     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The wake: possibly the greatest single contribution the Irish have made to modern culture. The funeral is for mourning the death; the wake is for celebrating the life.
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_______________________ YaYawoman I our family the only difference between, A Wake & A Wedding is the departure times of the guests to return home and of course the head count. One less drunk at the Wake.

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Yaya, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I'm glad that you had a wonderful celebration in your grandfather's remembrance.

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Icon 9 posted May 04, 2008 07:59      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm sorry for your loss YaYa. [Frown] :bighug:

I've never been to a wake, but they sound like a great idea. Funerals can be so traumatic, they could really use as much laughter and joy as possible.

(Hopefully I'll never see the chance to go to your wake, but you are always welcome at mine.)

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