Do You Go To The Funeral Or Just The Visitation/Wake
January 9, 2007 7:42am CST
Last night a friend of mine from highschool had a visitation for his funeral, today they will have the actual funeral. I went to the visitation to show my respect to the family. Today I do not want to go to the funeral because it is so much sadder than the visitation. I always have this problem when it comes to friends. I also think the funeral is more for family than friends. Which do you do, just the visitation/wake or just the funeral or both?
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9 Jan 07
It depends on who the person is. If it is a close friend or family member I will go to both. THe closer the relation, the longer I stay at visitation. If it is a friend, but not necessarily a close friend or the relative of a friend, I will go to visitation only.
9 Jan 07
you are absolutely right. its more for the family than for the friends. thus the friends have no role in this occassion. they are just for help, thats it. whenever we go as a friend then its for help and when as a family its for duty