Comments: Disrespectful

" ...if someone you loved dies, respect them, their last wishes and the people that come to pay their respect. You’re honoring a life, not making a statement."

Well said - and I am sorry about your friend and for your loss. She obviously had a good friend in you...

Posted by Richmond at May 21, 2007 09:25 AM

But the shame of it is is that a lot of families do use others funerals to make statements about their views instead of following the wishes of the deceased ..

It's that way in my family alot ... I hate going to family funerals ...

Posted by Quality Weenie at May 21, 2007 10:04 AM

Grrrrrr. Selfish bastards.

Posted by caltechgirl at May 21, 2007 10:54 AM

Sorry that happened to her and her husband, and that you caught some of it. Some people have no class or consideration, and are just selfish b******s who insist it be about them. Such people are scum, and at that I may have just insulted a few million slime molds... Dad and I had a pact/plan for dealing with some of that, figuring the hole was deep enough to hold two (or more) as needed. My condolences to her husband, and to you and others of honor who had to witness such boorishness.

Posted by Laughing Wolf at May 21, 2007 01:22 PM

Condolences to her husband. She should have been celebrated. I am so glad you were able to pay your respects to her.

Posted by Oddybobo at May 21, 2007 09:16 PM

I am glad you could make it, as I was not. Unfortunatly, I had heard that all that you described was going to happen. When I received word of her passing, the notice said for re-enactor friends that wished to leave a token or momento to make sure and pass it to her husband and that he would make sure it made it in the casket.

As re-enactors we will have to hold our own memorial service.

Posted by Petey at May 21, 2007 09:33 PM

*sigh* It's so sad when families pull crap like that. I guess somehow it makes them feel like it's something they can control in a situation that is totally out of control. Unfortunately, they always manage to hurt others because of it.

I'm glad you were able to make it there and give him some support. I'm sure he didn't feel quite so alone with someone who understands.

Posted by Teresa at May 23, 2007 05:54 PM