My thoughts turned to this as I was stapling together a song book for a memorial service tomorrow. Then I thought about what Paul McCartney had said on Saturday. (Did I mention that I went to his concert?!!) It was about John and was basically what people always say: I wish I'd said this when he were alive.
I guess we're all guilty of not appreciating others, or, at least, not telling them how valued they are. But that's too serious so I'll go back to my original point: who would attend my funeral? And would they say nice things? Or would they say, 'She was a right plonker. Harmless but a bit thick.' No, no-one ever says things like that at funerals; it would be nice.
So I hope when I die - which I hope won't be for a very long time - I know about it about a week in advance - nothing too long and lingering - so I can tell everyone and get them to come and say nice things about me to me. Would that be good etiquette?
Would I care? About the etiquette? No. I just want to die happy. I wonder if you could have your funeral before you died.
Husband is going to tell me what a depressing post this is because he hates any conversations or talk about death, but I think it's important that people know that I want them to come and say nice things. even if they aren't true.