Wednesday, August 07, 2013

It was a lovely funeral

I've been to a funeral today. It was nobody I knew so there was none of the possible emotion and I could enjoy the good bits. (Lest you think I'm a serial funeral stalker let me assure you I'm not.) And, fair play, as they say in Wales, it was a lovely do.

The lady in question had been a member of the her local Methodist chapel for many years and had a strong faith. From what was said it sounds as if she were a lovely lady and the chapel was packed to say goodbye to her. Now the good thing about old Welsh chapels is that they're attended by old Welsh people who love to sing about their faith. And it was a beautiful sing-song. A bit like this.

It was quite a solemn service though. Afterwards I said to Husband, 'I don't want a funeral procession; I want a funeral gallop.'
He looked at me and sighed in the 'well, that's a silly idea' way that he frequently uses with me.
'Okay,' I said, 'well, at least I want people to laugh at my funeral.'
'Have you thought that people may not feel like laughing at your funeral?'
'Rubbish! When you start thinking about all the stupid things I've done you won't be able to stop laughing.'

In fact everyone will probably be laughing so much they'll forget to push the button to burn me and I'll be left lying there until the cleaning lady comes in the evening and gets a fright.

5 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

How did you go to a funeral of someone you did not know,, strange ,, your hubby is right ,, some may not want to laugh ,,

My mum always says , after a funeral , it was a good turn out and a good do ... !!

Liz said...

It was the mother-in-law of a friend, anne, so I went to show support.

Leslie: said...

I keep telling my daughters that I want a "happy" funeral and I want them to tell the stories of how I embarrassed them all the time by singing in the car and be-bopping to 60s music! lol

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Ah ok I understand totally x

Liz said...

Me too, leslie!