Would You Attend Your Own Funeral

@wolfie34 (26881)
United Kingdom
February 17, 2007 5:54am CST
People are always highly thought about when they are dead, you know, the impressive eulogies of the person when he was alive etc.. However when he was alive no one liked him! So do you often wonder what people will be saying about you when you have died? Wouldn't it be great to attend your own funeral, enjoy the 'wake' and hear exactly what people think of you? And how they are arguing over what inheritance you have left and who to! Things like she promised me that china figurine when she was alive, that's mine! Wouldn't it be great to enjoy or not? Or would you rather be blissfully unaware and not want to know or attend your own funeral?
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18 responses
17 Feb 07
Good Question! Something worth thinking about! Guess we are all kinda there in Spirit looking down on our friends and loved ones after we have left this earth! Lynn-Marie
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@rosie_123 (6118)
17 Feb 07
Oh my - what a scary thought! Have to admit I haven't really thought about it - but my immediate reaction is no! I couldn't bear to see the people I love so upset. And guess you may say perhaps they wouldn't be - LOL - ...... but when I was ill last year (a cancer scare that thankfully wasn't cancer), I found my man crying his eyes out when he thought I wasn't around, becase he was so worried, and didn't want to show me. So - no thanks - I don't want to see him like that!
@Naomi17 (624)
17 Feb 07
I have thought about this as if god can see everything if i'm in heaven would i be able to. I think my curiosity would make me want to just to see my loved were ok, but would i be watching over them whenever i liked i might see things i wouldn't like. I can't imagine anyone fighting over my things i haven't enough to fight over lol
@LadyLeene (584)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I wouldn't mind going. Whether or not they were talking about me specifically, I'd be very curious to hear what my loved ones were saying.
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• Pakistan
17 Feb 07
yeah i have to.... even if i dun lik da idea but that has to be dun
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• United States
17 Feb 07
Very funny situation...lol. I have thought the same thing. Thinking I wonder who wants what, who will be happy or sad, etc, because there is always the thought that after you pass, people will still be around, and who knows how they really feel, or what they will do? My thoughts on how it will go, are very mixed, because as we get older, therer are things and people that we just didn't consider, so perhaps, "anything can happen" is the best response that I can give.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I would love to be at my own funneral! I want to see who would show up and what people would say about me. Although I think it would be really sad to see my parents, my brother and close family :( Well, now that I think more about it I don't know what i would want to do?
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I would love to hear what people have to say about me - i think I would get really upset to see my family crying.
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I have already given my two daughters instructions on what to do when I kick off. #1. Don't tell a soul until you have gotten your buns over to the bank and taken everything out of my account. You don't want it frozen in an account until things are settled. #2. Now call and tell them to get my body and cremate it immediately. No fancy casket, no church service and don't call my despicable brother! #3. Call all your friends and schedule a party. Heck, make it a potluck, I fed your friends plenty of meals and now they can pitch in and feed you. #4. Don't even talk about the bad things I did, unless they were funny! Make a toast to your mother! If you don't follow these simple requests then I promise to come back and haunt you both! You know I will! #5. Anything left over afterward is for the both of you to split up and do whatever you want with it. I really hope that when I do go that it is in bed with a big smile on my face! I hope that I make somebody happy before I leave this level, plane or whatever it really is. I better remind them not to tell my ex until it is all settled and they have the money in their hands. That bugger stole every gift he ever gave me before, during and after our divorce. I wouldn't want him to ruin a perfectly good party for my girls and friends. We came into this world with nothing. We need to remember that when we leave, we can't take it with us. Can we have an Amen?
• United States
18 Feb 07
I would go cause I want to hear what people say so I know who to come back and haunt...lol. I think it would be sort of entertaining to hear what they say.
• United States
18 Feb 07
While hearing nice things about myself seems interesting, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to see people upset that I was gone. Then of course there is always the fear that no one would be upset I was gone! ;)
• United States
18 Feb 07
yes
@greenmango (1019)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
i dont believed sprits can ee those people they used to love, so eve if i want to see them i dont think i can :c
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
For me if i die i will definitely be around my wake if God allows me to. I would like to hear all the talks and all the squables. If i dont like what i hear from someone. I will definitely visit him or her as he or she sleeps. As i am now in the world of the living, i always make it a point that my message is clear and that my thoughts are known. In the afterlife i will do the same. But of course ill do this because i want the betterment of all my love ones and peace to my family and friends.
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
what a nice topic! for me, i want to be in my own wake...it will be so amazing to know how people feel about you. i will also be able to see who really loves me or even hates me..
@ukchriss (2106)
17 Feb 07
Oh yes I will be there, lol And what fun i intend to have!! I would love to see who shows up to pay their respects and to hear what they have to say! I know my family sooo well, but I can honestly say none of them really knows me at all! I have already said that i don't really want anyone there who i hadn't seen for over 3 months so that rules out 90% of my family! lol I have, for most of my life lived 300 miles away from where most my family live and not one of them ever bothered to come and visit. Even since i moved back closer I hardly ever see any of them. I would like my mum and dad to say a few words first then, I have already asked my best friend who lives in Aldershot if she would come and tell everyone what i was really like to know so people know the truth about the real me and what i have done in my lifetime. When mum and dad were talking, i can just imagine what they would say about me, It would all be a load of made up stuff to make them look good, so that's when i would have some fun — little gusts of wind when they say things which are made up — hymn books closing on their own, stuff like that and I would love to be able to still laugh at them! That may sound harsh but honestly, my mum and dad have never given a damn about my feelings! Plus, I know two of my children just want to get rid of me so they can help themselves to my belongings. Well, they are in for a shock as everything would be left to my grand children! I would just like to be able to tell those two that i will always be with them no matter what.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 07
Yes I will be honest I would like to. As you say they always say what a lovely and great Person this Person was but when they where alive noone cared what happened to this Person. So I guess it would be very Interresting to see what would be said.
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
i won't attend for sure, cause i don't want to see my love ones crying and my body locked inside. :c it's creepy ...