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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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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Our local cemetery has a bell tower from which reocrded carillon music is broadcast during the day, no doubt with the intention of creating a pleasant atmosphere for funerals, visiting loved noes and so on. I recently attended the funeral of one of our Legion members. Jack, who was a Navy veteran of WW2, had been cremated and his ashes were to be interred along with those of his wife, who had died a few years before. Jack wanted them to be buried at the same time so they could truly be together as they were in life. As we stood, heads bowed, beside the grave, the bell tower started to play - of all things - "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". I had a very hard time keeping a suitably solemn expression. Jack would have loved it. Lest We Forget.
(, Sat 13 Apr 2013, 17:54, 1 reply)
it's one of the most popular songs for cremations. Everyone thinks of the same joke, apparently. "Highway To Hell" is way funnier though.
(, Sun 14 Apr 2013, 15:08, closed)

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