I went to a funeral yesterday where the family got up and danced at the alter!!!

@bkfuels (1605)
Canada
May 5, 2007 9:08am CST
Someone I know was killed in a motorcycle accident last week and yesterday was his funeral. The family followed all of his wishes to a tee. I remember him telling me years ago he wanted the song by Elvis "I did it my way" played at his funeral and it was. I am sure knowing him he said he wanted his family to dance at his funeral. What do you think of this? It was the most diffrent funeral I was ever at but it was also very touching.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
5 May 07
Oh wow, what precious memories they must have of him. He did it his way!!
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@moomincat (321)
5 May 07
Im sure the family took great care to follow out this persons wishes. That would bring comfort. But there is a time to laugh and a time to cry. I think it alright to greive and be sad. Those emotions need an outlet and need to be shared with friends and family that are experiencing the same.
5 May 07
Oh wow that is so cool and wonderful. To celebrate someone in that way must have been a great experience, I certainly don't want any long faces and tears when it's my turn.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
17 May 07
I hope not to get a lashing from this, but it kind of gives me the creeps. Since you said they did it at the Altar I am presuming that it was a Catholic Requiem Mass (If it was not - perhaps my answer would be different) The Mass being such a solemn event does not lend itself to dancing at the Altar.... and it leaves me with a bitter taste in my mouth, it seems so.....sacrilege.
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@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
17 May 07
It was not a Catholic Church I use the word because I am Catholic . I did not think there was any other word for it.I won't give you a lashing for your opinion,everyone has there own. He was not a religious person and his daughter did say I hope your happy Daddy we followed your wishes, so it was what he wanted.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
6 May 07
i was imagining a fast dance, but i want to know what did they danced? to what song?! it is great though that they were able to follow through his wishes, it must be very difficult for them
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@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
9 May 07
he must have been a great guy for people to actually celebrate him I think its great that the honnered his wishes
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 May 07
Well never heard of that before but if it was his dying wish then why not?
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@Viralg (67)
• India
6 May 07
its good the family must hav made him happy sumwher in da heven by just laying on his last wish!!! It was an excellent decission..... that would ba da besy send off of a person!!
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6 May 07
Wow! I have never seen anything like this. I wonder what the priest/vicar made of this. It is good that they were able to celebrate his life so freely. I am sorry for your loss an dI am sure he will be greatly missed.
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• United States
6 May 07
Hi, I first want to say that im sorry for your loss. And i believe that a persons wishes should be granted, even though they may sond a little strange. The song I Did It My Way by Elvis is a very powerful song. And his wishes i believe were of good nature. My best to you and may god bless you.
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@beverly1 (1129)
• United States
6 May 07
sorry about your loss. its great for everly one do what that person wanting them to do i bet he was looking down at all of you and wishing he could be there with all of you. i think he happy just watch all you doing what her wanting to to do that was his wish good for all of you. thats touching and thats love.
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