How do you want to be remembered by others?

By Bala
@balasri (26549)
India
May 29, 2007 1:12pm CST
In life and after death.
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3 responses
• United States
5 Jun 07
For most ordinary person's their epitath is the means by which those who did not know them will remember them. Here's the best epitath I've ever seen. I did not write this. I don't know if anyone knows who did. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morining's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
@balasri (26549)
• India
5 Jun 07
This one is attributed Mary Frye's famous inspirational poem, prayer, and bereavement verse.The best evidence and research indicates that Mary Frye is the author of the earliest version, and that she wrote it in 1932. However, many different variations of the poem can now be found, and many different claims of authorship have been made, and continue to be made. I am afraid that it is not an epitaph.
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@jolmartyn (133)
7 Jun 07
Great question! Even as I creep into old age - this is not one of the things I have thought about. However. I want to be remembered by my children for teaching them the value of, love, truth and to recognise happiness when they see it. To maybe stick by the dictum "Do as you would hope to be done by" I hope my very few friends hope to remember me by knowing I had never let them down and that I was fun to be with. By the people who I play guitar with as being a rebel and always willing to be different and challenge the boundries. By my students who read my obitury as someone they remember with affection because they learnt stuff and I challenged them too. Not that I am planning on poppin' my clogs yet - loads of stuff to do.
@balasri (26549)
• India
9 Jun 07
The pleasure of asking a question is getting a reply like this.I am kind of touched.Simply the best response.All the best.
• Philippines
29 May 07
I just to be remembered as someone who has been there for everyone. In spite of only getting to spend a few times with my friends, I just want them to remember always that I'm just here for them no matter what the situation may be. I also just want them to think that even when I'm gone already, I'd still be there to hear them out and still help probably through prayers.
@balasri (26549)
• India
9 Jun 07
You sound great.It is clearly evident that you mean each and every word you said.Your wish will be fulfilled as in the case of nice people.