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    Default Dads died but you have to laugh.

    Hi,
    my dad died last Monday, no is true he did.
    He passed away in St Catherines Hospice and over the last 10 days I have been going through the full spectrum of emotions but last night just cracked me up.

    "mum (in her eightys with mild dementure) Mum I am going to see the vicar tommorow to talk about dads funneral service. I am just going to pick well known hymns"

    "have Ave Maria"

    "no mum thats Catholic this is a C of E church"

    "Well he used to be Catholic, your dad liked that one"

    "Oy Ve Maria I might have been able to swing but not Ave Maria"


    "And don't forget that Elvis song at the end"

    "Right, which elvis song?"

    "Err you know... return to sender"

    "we're not having return to sender when the curtains close on the coffin, final"

    "no not return to sender, that other one... you are always on my mind.

    My family make Spike Milligan look normal.

    So to lighten the whole thing ( I am not going to use them) I wondered if you have any suggestions for the song when the curtains close round the coffin?

    The lady next door said she went to a funeral where they had Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye, and all the congrigation waved as the curtains closed.
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    Your right mate the best thing is that the good memories are always the best so it has to be Memories.

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    Not quite on track but very similar, my dad was dying of cancer and had been in hospital for a few weeks and on this particular evening several of his friends visited. Well my dad sat upright and told everyone that he had been waiting on the train to go to work that morning when he needed to have a wee, he said he was having a wee up against the railings when a rabbit run up and bit him on his "chookey" which made everyone laugh, to which my dad said "I don't know why you're laughing, it was bloody painful."
    Some good memories come out even in adversity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertros View Post
    Hi,
    my dad died last Monday, no is true he did.
    He passed away in St Catherines Hospice and over the last 10 days I have been going through the full spectrum of emotions but last night just cracked me up.

    "mum (in her eightys with mild dementure) Mum I am going to see the vicar tommorow to talk about dads funneral service. I am just going to pick well known hymns"

    "have Ave Maria"

    "no mum thats Catholic this is a C of E church"

    "Well he used to be Catholic, your dad liked that one"

    "Oy Ve Maria I might have been able to swing but not Ave Maria"


    "And don't forget that Elvis song at the end"

    "Right, which elvis song?"

    "Err you know... return to sender"

    "we're not having return to sender when the curtains close on the coffin, final"

    "no not return to sender, that other one... you are always on my mind.

    My family make Spike Milligan look normal.

    So to lighten the whole thing ( I am not going to use them) I wondered if you have any suggestions for the song when the curtains close round the coffin?

    The lady next door said she went to a funeral where they had Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye, and all the congrigation waved as the curtains closed.
    The last funeral i was at the song they played was Mike and the mechanics,, The Living years,, it was amazing to hear everyone sing it.

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    Hi,
    spoke to a local chap who said he went to the milkmans funeral and they had "Ernine, and he drove the fastest milk cart in the west"

 

 

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