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It's been 7 years since we last asked for your funeral stories and what with Lady Voldemort's coming up, we thought we'd ask again.

The deeply upsetting, the sad and the ones that make you want to hug the world all have a place here on b3ta, tell us about them.

Thanks to Pig Bodine for the suggestion

(, Thu 11 Apr 2013, 14:20)
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updated pearoast - my dad
At the time of our dad dying my sister and I were pretty broke. He wanted a cremation and we chose a cardboard coffin for the job. Cheap, eco friendly and delivered to your door in flat pack.

After assembling it looked rather manky - a great big grey cardboard coffin shaped box slap bang in the middle of my living room. I am not sure of what we were expecting but it was miserable. Searching the cupboards I found a tin of lime green color emulsion and a few coats of that paint worked a treat. It brightened up the coffin to an almost luminescent glow. Then to finish it off I scanned some of his artwork and glued A4 copies to the lid and sides.

And sorry dad I know you wanted to be cremated staring at your paintings of your ex girlfriend's flaps on the inside of the lid but we just could not bring ourselves to do it.

Just to add: On the day of the cremation one of his brothers had a large 5 ft wreath the shape of a spliff made. The funeral procession through SE London was kinda eerie with that along side this painted day glow style coffin in the hearse.

At West Norwood Cemetery we played in with Jimi Hendricks "All Along the Watchtower", played Van Morrison "Beautiful Vision" half way through and finished with Bob Marley "Kaya". After that it was the standard wake, his pissed ex alcoholic gf making a tit of herself and the usual over apologetic relatives with various amounts of guilt tripping over themselves, but at least I think we did him proud. Still miss you dad.
(, Sat 13 Apr 2013, 17:01, Reply)

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