Unfortunately I have to go to my uncle’s funeral this afternoon — unfortunate because he passed away, not unfortunate because I’d rather be home watching Oprah.
I don’t like funerals. Now that may sound like a stupid statement – who likes funerals. I mean I don’t like the ones that are all about the wonderful place the person has gone rather than about the person. I admit I’m not a believer in heaven/hell although I do think there is something after all of this — I’m just not sure what it is.
I have a friend who has put together a bunch of depressing songs she wants played at her funeral. Her reasoning is she wants to be sure people are crying. Since she is younger than me I doubt I’ll be there but just in case I’m not going to cry just to piss her off.
I have a couple of songs I’d love to have at my funeral and the one I want for sure is from Monty Python. It’s “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.” I would also like the long version of “In-a-gadda-da-vida” just to see how long people would politely sit there and listen to it. Ha!
At my mom’s funeral we had a woman playing the piano and I asked that she play “Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown” at the end of the service. It was a song that linked me with her and my grandma. So that should definitely be the “big finish.”
So on that cheery note … sorry hope that wasn’t a bummer for you. I promise I won’t plan my funeral in my blog anymore.
Have a good day. It’s sunny and warm (30 degrees). I may put the top down on my car.