My sister has asked me to deliver the eulogy for my nephew at his funeral next week. He was 21 when he died of a drug overdose. I am happy to do it, but the difficulty is that I did not know him. So, I am having a hard time getting started... [more inside]
posted by The Blue Olly
on Apr 9, 2014 -
A very very dear friend died unexpectedly recently and I have been asked by the family to be among the non-family members who will speak at his memorial service. I've only ever spoken at my mother's memorial service, and I cheated by reading her favorite psalm. I know some things to do and some not to do, but I think I need more thoughts from the hivemind. [more inside]
posted by janey47
on Nov 4, 2013 -
I can't remember where I read it - can someone help me find a eulogy from a scientist? [more inside]
posted by msali
on Sep 2, 2012 -
A friend is looking for reading ideas for a memorial service. The person was a non-religious, nature-loving guy. Any ideas? Thanks!
posted by garbo
on Jun 20, 2005 -
Funerals - I've been asked to read at a relatives funeral (my grandfather who was very old, and quite sick)...and I've spent most of this weekend reading poetry books and searching online for suitable things to read. Now I turn to the well read people at MeFi - I'm looking for two things, one to commemorate a long life... and one to celebrate the fact that he may be meeting up with his wife again...
What are your recommendations for poetry resources? Or even specific poems you have read/heard for these occasions?
(I'm no writer - so I'm nervous about attempting something myself - apart from an introduction which will be simple and brief.)
posted by mattr
on Mar 29, 2004 -