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My partner killed himself yesterday, i am still in shock and haven't told people. I don't know how to deal with this and need help

My partner killed himself yesterday, i am still in shock and haven't told people. I don't know how to deal with this and need help [more inside]
posted by servix on Nov 30, 2011 - 59 answers

A funeral suit in NY

I have to fly out to Long Island, NY (Nassau Country) for a funeral. I don't have an appropriately somber suit or the time to get one before I leave, and I am what you call "big" (135 kg) but not that tall (175cm). Where can I get a suit on short notice, that is not too expensive (max. $500)? I would prefer not to have to go into the city, but will if that's my only option.
posted by derMax on Nov 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Need help with managing a memorial page on a Wordpress site.

I run a Worpress site, hosted by Dreamhost. We are about to make a memorial announcement. This will drive a lot of traffic to the site, including hundreds of comments and potentially thousands of hits. I am the only one who runs the site and I need to be prepared. What do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Attending a funeral of an estranged parent

My estranged father passed away. Should I attend his funeral? Lengthy, snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by kitkatcathy on Oct 14, 2011 - 35 answers

A merry question about funerals and late-stage Alzheimer's :(

How to handle the funeral/remberance of my father, with my mother who has late-stage Alzheimer's? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Trumpet solo for funeral?

What would be a good piece for a classical trumpet player to play at his great-grandmother's funeral?
posted by teatime on Jul 29, 2011 - 14 answers

End of life organization?

What do I need to know to prepare for my parents (hopefully far in the future) death? What should they have ready? What about to make my or my partner's death/incapacitaton easier on the other? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Jul 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Bible passages that focus on life rather than heaven, for a funeral

Seeking recommendations for biblical readings for a funeral. It's my granny's funeral on Monday and I have been asked to do a reading, to be inserted into the service from the English book of Common Prayer. Trouble spot: I'm an atheist. [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jun 14, 2011 - 12 answers

What do you do at a funeral?

Funeral Question: So my grandmother died. The wake is on Thursday and the funeral is on Friday. I've never been to a funeral before and not any Catholic services before. What's expected of me? What can do to help? Or at least not make things worse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 32 answers

Incorporating the Rosary into a funeral service? Some guidance?

Calling all Roman Catholics, Nuns, and Priests! Help me incorporate the Rosary into a Funeral Service for my best friend! (kinda long) [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Mar 16, 2011 - 14 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

Odd after-death arrangement: how to?

Two questions. How do I write a last will and testament when it involves those I know across the internet? And, how do I ensure that certain...eccentric requests involving my funeral and/or body be carried out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2011 - 25 answers

US Presidents Lining Up (I Think)

I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
posted by nam3d on Jan 27, 2011 - 7 answers

My friend's dad just passed away. How can I help him?

My friend's dad just passed away. How can I help him? What can I do? I live couple thousand miles away from where he is. Can you give me some suggestions? Is it bad if I start compiling list of government agencies or funeral homes for them to call? What else I can do?
posted by Carius on Jan 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Readings for a course on death and philosophy

Philosophical approaches to death and dying. I am prepping a college course; looking for great readings on philosophical questions about death, but also: world religious/cultural traditions about dying/funerals/mourning/afterlife, how people in death-related jobs see their work (undertakers, hospice workers, doctors, chaplains, military/police...), writings of people who have terminal illnesses, psychological research on preparation for dying, etc. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Dec 14, 2010 - 51 answers

Tell me about gangster funerals

I'd like descriptions or, fiction about, gang and gangster funerals. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Oct 24, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I survive this week?

How do I make it through the next five days without falling apart? Completely overwhelmed with depression, midterms, medication, and a funeral. [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Oct 14, 2010 - 24 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

How to deal with grief.

Tips on coping with grief? My dad passed away a couple of weeks ago and since then i've been pretty much paralyzed with grief. Is there anything i can do to get over this quickly, or at least get a handle on it, because it's affecting my interpersonal relationships, and interfering with quality time with my 17month old. [more inside]
posted by ramix on Jun 8, 2010 - 23 answers

Where can my relative find a green burial in the L.A. area?

A dear relative will likely die within the next decade, and I am trying to help her plan a natural burial in L.A., but am flummoxed by California's regulations and am unsure whether it is a viable option. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Collecting money for family of coworker who passed away

Coworker is collecting money for family of another coworker who passed away. (It's customary here.) Coworker wants to know whether to make a list of those who donated. I advised to do so, just in case. WWMFD?
posted by SillyShepherd on Apr 14, 2010 - 20 answers

Video of a 1974 US Navy Burial at Sea of recovered Soviet sailors.

On September 4, 1974 the bodies of 6 Soviet sailors were recovered by the US Navy while clandestinely surveying the wreckage of submarine K-129. In 1992 CIA director Robert Gates "...as a gesture of intent, a symbol of a new era... carried with [him, on a state visit with Boris Yeltsin] the Soviet naval flag that had shrouded the coffins... [and] a videotape of their burial at sea, complete with prayers for the dead and the Soviet national anthem—-a dignified and respectful service even at the height of the Cold War."[1] Where/how can I watch this videotape?
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Apr 8, 2010 - 5 answers

What funeral songs are you hearing?

What songs have you heard commonly and uncommonly at funerals and were they selected by the deceased or the friends and family? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Apr 6, 2010 - 41 answers

Taking Care of Pop

What's the best way to take care of my father's cremation wishes? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Mar 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Should I cancel the trip or miss the funeral?

Should I go home for my friend's mom's funeral? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by CharlieSue on Feb 22, 2010 - 14 answers

Identify inscriptions on wood beams in a shogun cemetery?

Can you identify and/or translate the inscriptions on the vertical wooden beams in this picture? Or provide some historical background? [more inside]
posted by Tufa on Feb 4, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me Understand my Grandfather's Military Funeral

Help me Understand my Grandfather's Military Funeral [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Jan 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Difficult email filter:

I need to send an email to someone I don't know very well about a death. Please help me... [more inside]
posted by Hydrofiend on Jan 15, 2010 - 23 answers

Funeral Home in Annapolis

Can anyone recommend an economical yet proper funeral home in or near Annapolis, MD?
posted by NinaLee on Dec 14, 2009 - 1 answer

Music for a good mourning

Copyright issues with memorial DVDs? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Dec 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Do I try to fly home just for a funeral?

Should I try to overcome a series of practical obstacles so I can fly to the funeral of a longtime friend? Or just send regrets? [more inside]
posted by vickyverky on Oct 26, 2009 - 37 answers

Funeral Arrangements

What should my wife and sister-in-law know before going to the funeral home to make arrangements for their father? [more inside]
posted by kortez on Sep 21, 2009 - 22 answers

What tune did the French bloke play at Allingham's funeral?

At Henry Allingham's funeral, what branch of the services did the French bugler or trumpet player represent, and what piece did he play? [more inside]
posted by vogel on Aug 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me help them now that she's passed on

My grandmother died this morning. I'm going home to help out the family, but I would like to make a list of things I might not remember before I leave so that we don't forget anything. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 12, 2009 - 23 answers

Offer music at a wake?

I've recently learned that someone I used to know from when we were both much younger, has died. I knew him only in the context of church and we'd pal around on those Sundays, but we hadn't spoken in years. It's been suggested to me, by my parents, who still attend the church (I don't), that I might play some music at the wake, since I'm a violinist. But it seems to me this might be inappropriate for a few reasons. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Good Modest Mouse songs for a funeral video?

Music Filter - I need some good songs by Modest Mouse and The Bravery for a memorial DVD I'm creating for a funeral service (18 year old male died in a car accident). Hey, Modest Mouse fans, what songs should I use? [more inside]
posted by Detuned Radio on Jun 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Going to a funeral viewing--what do I do?

A friend's father just died, and I will be attending the viewing on Sunday. I don't know what to do about the body. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Jun 26, 2009 - 24 answers

I'll be looking at the moon...

I need the best recording of "I'll Be Seeing You" that you can recommend. [more inside]
posted by wafaa on Jun 23, 2009 - 17 answers

Graveside at a Catholic funeral?

Writing a funeral scene. Am familiar only with Jewish funerals. What happens, graveside, at a Catholic funeral? Prayers? How is the casket carried, and covered with dirt? Any specific rituals I should know about? If any knows particularly what happens at a Catholic funeral in France this would be even more helpful.
posted by Wittamer on Jun 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Explaining death and funerals to toddlers

Should my 18-month old niece attend my grandmother's funeral? [more inside]
posted by Lleyam on Jun 4, 2009 - 28 answers

What do I need to know about coffin building before I start?

What do I need to know to become a coffin builder? Are there regulations I have to follow? How should I sell them? How much should they cost? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on May 7, 2009 - 20 answers

Funeral program

Can you help me to create a funeral program? [more inside]
posted by ReneeOg on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

In the case of divorced parents, who gets to decide on funerary issues if children die?

In the case of divorced parents, who gets to decide on funerary issues if children die?
posted by matkline on Apr 12, 2009 - 8 answers

In lieu of flowers...

In the past few months, both parents of my Japanese-American (by way of Hawaii) coworker have passed away. What gift/donation might be appropriate and have special significance to her? [more inside]
posted by acorn1515 on Mar 24, 2009 - 7 answers

First-Time Pallbearer

My wife's sister died, and I've been asked to be a pallbearer. What should I know? Of what customs, rituals, or traditions should I be aware? Any tips I should know? The family is Chinese, the service will be Catholic. (I am neither.)
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 - 24 answers

What to bring to a funeral?

What, if anything, do you bring to a funeral? [more inside]
posted by Laen on Feb 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Forewarning on Funeral Leave

Should I notify my employer about a possible (but not certain) funeral leave? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 15, 2009 - 12 answers

funeral flowers etiquette?

I've never sent flowers for a funeral before and am at a loss as to what to do. Bonus points for Modesto, CA florist recommendations. [more inside]
posted by j on Feb 1, 2009 - 12 answers

What winter wear for suits ?

What do men wear to a winter funeral ? [more inside]
posted by colophon on Jan 27, 2009 - 8 answers

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