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How To Write a Eulogy for Somebody You Don't Know?

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 - 14 answers

First time Eulogist. Helpful hints?

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 - 17 answers

Please help me find a comforting science based eulogy

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 - 5 answers

Pre-need question about giving a eulogy.

Pre-need question about giving a eulogy. [more inside]
posted by PepperMax on Feb 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Experiences with end of life

Hospice and end of life: what to expect? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Sep 17, 2010 - 24 answers

Eulogy for a relative I really respect but don't really know?

Eulogy for a relative I really respect but don't really know? [more inside]
posted by anti social order on Jun 9, 2010 - 8 answers

What is an appropriate Alice in Wonderland quote for a memorial?

Can anyone think of an Alice in Wonderland excerpt appropriate to the funeral of a dear friend? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Nov 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Advice on delivering a eulogy.

Do you have any advice on delivering a eulogy? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Oct 17, 2005 - 14 answers

Looking for memorial service reading ideas

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 - 20 answers

Poetry for a Funeral

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 - 6 answers

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