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?
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." Where/how can I watch this videotape?
What songs have you heard commonly and uncommonly at funerals and were they selected by the deceased or the friends and family? [more inside]
What's the best way to take care of my father's cremation wishes? [more inside]
Should I go home for my friend's mom's funeral? More details inside. [more inside]
Can you identify and/or translate the inscriptions on the vertical wooden beams in this picture? Or provide some historical background? [more inside]
Help me Understand my Grandfather's Military Funeral [more inside]
I need to send an email to someone I don't know very well about a death. Please help me... [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an economical yet proper funeral home in or near Annapolis, MD?
Copyright issues with memorial DVDs? [more inside]
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]
What should my wife and sister-in-law know before going to the funeral home to make arrangements for their father? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I need the best recording of "I'll Be Seeing You" that you can recommend. [more inside]
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.
Should my 18-month old niece attend my grandmother's funeral? [more inside]
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]
Can you help me to create a funeral program? [more inside]
In the case of divorced parents, who gets to decide on funerary issues if children die?
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]
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.)
What, if anything, do you bring to a funeral? [more inside]
Should I notify my employer about a possible (but not certain) funeral leave? [more inside]
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]
What do men wear to a winter funeral ? [more inside]
Cousin Zach is a sweetheart, but I don't have the time or inclincation to attend everything he invites us to. How to say no tactfully? Guilt is involved. [more inside]
How likely is it that a funeral home is dishonest? They're pushing a $11,000 mahogany coffin whose wood was apparently soaked in sea-water for seven years first. Google doesn't seem to think this is a standard carpentry practice, although I have found mention of briefer immersions in order to drown any parasites that might attack the wood during later storage and processing. [more inside]
Can anyone think of an Alice in Wonderland excerpt appropriate to the funeral of a dear friend? [more inside]
What are the least wasteful and/or most productive (preferably legal) things that can be done with my body after I'm dead? [more inside]
I just found out within the last hour that my father has passed away. I am in California and he lived in Missouri. Now what? [more inside]
In the (possibly very) near future I will want to fly from the UK to the US for a relative's funeral. Can you help me find the lowest fare? [more inside]
I'm looking for funeral chants, prayers and songs that are beautiful and mournful. [more inside]
Reading/poetry to say goodbye to a dog? [more inside]
My parents are both well into their eighties now with health failing just a little bit more each year. How do I prepare myself for their eventual death? [more inside]
Do any of you have experience with caskets purchased from Costco? The mother of someone very close to me may soon be in need of one, and I've only seen the corners of the displays at the stores themselves. Have any of you actually seen one of the full caskets in person, purchased one, or anything related?
What are some good non-religious readings I can use at a memorial service? [more inside]
I need to spread the ashes of a deceased relative in San Diego. Does anyone have any suggestions on how this might happen? [more inside]
How do you get into funerary services if you're not in the family business? My friend is currently going to mortuary and school and could use some tips as to landing apprenticeships and such. [more inside]
In the next month an important anniversary of a loved one's suicide will be coming up. I have never until this year dealt with the feelings involved with the death and the emotions involved in the loss. I have very little memories of the actual funeral involved (I was 13) but it has been suggested to me (by therapist) that maybe I may like to do some sort of memorial or ritual signifying it. I like this idea. I just have no idea how. [more inside]
Should I attend a co-workers wife's funeral? [more inside]
I'm looking for music for a funeral. Something to play quietly in the background. Preferably classical or instrumental. [more inside]
Suggestions for putting together a very small memorial ceremony. [more inside]
We have lost a 3 day old child in our family to Edwards Syndrome. Please help me choose what to read at her rememberance service.
What preparations should I make for getting old? [more inside]
How do you politely tell an ex that they are invited to your parent's visitation, but not the funeral?
How do you politely tell an ex that they are invited to your parent's visitation, but not the funeral? [more inside]
I've reached my late 20s without ever facing death. How do I deal with death when I know I will face it sooner or later? [more inside]