A Sad Life

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Katmandeux, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Tomorrow, I will be a pall bearer for a woman I never knew. A complete stranger.

    I can't imagine a sadder fate, than being borne to my grave by strangers who never knew, nor loved me, and who will scarcely mourn my passing.

    Hug your friends, and tell them you love them.
     
  2. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    What may be sadder is that no family or friend cared enough or loved enough to bear the duty. It may be an honor to be carried away by someone capable of loving and caring and showing enough respect as to help them on there last few steps before they are finally laid to rest, peacefully and graciously. Be honored not ashamed. Pity is hardly what Id want escorting me to my eternal bed.

    Dru
     

  3. KATMANDETTE

    KATMANDETTE New Member

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    Hi....that is very nice of youl Did she go to your church?

    Mikey
     
  4. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    No, a friend who is a distant relative of her's asked me.
     
  5. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Dave thats a nice thing to do, Im sure that she is a sister in Christ so even tho you didnt know her personaly you know her or will know her thru God.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Dave you are doing a good thing and your reward will come down the road. Thanks for sharing.:smile2:
     
  7. KATMANDETTE

    KATMANDETTE New Member

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    Hi....How did the funeral go......DId she have any relatives show up???? Or some flowers????

    An older lady?

    Inquiring Minds Want to Know................:confused2:
     
  8. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    It went okay...a few close relatives, three or four others, but still, the smallest funeral I've ever seen.

    One interesting note: she was buried at a country cemetary, waaay out of town...the kind where you don't buy a plot, just pick a spot, and the county sends a backhoe over to open the grave. As the hearse passed through the countryside, people in their yards would stop what they were doing, take their hats off, and stand still until we'd passed...something I've never seen, even in our small town. It was truly a step back in time.