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Help me find a memorial poem my mom and I both like.

I'm reading a poem for my grandmother's memorial service. I want to find something I like that will also get my mother's OK. [more inside]
posted by superfluousm on Jun 9, 2014 - 7 answers

Documentary about German Memorials - "Please, no more memorials"

Do any of you know of a documentary about a Holocaust survivor who makes trips to Germany to tell children and public officials, "Please, no more memorials"? [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Dec 1, 2013 - 1 answer

I want to set up a fund for the children of a friend who passed away

A very close and dear friend of mine passed away a few days ago at a very young age and left behind a wife and 2 very young children ages 3 and 1. I would like to set up an investment fund for his children in his memory which people can donate to and will accrue interest until they are ready for college. To increase the chances people will donate I want it to be possible to use paypal or google wallet. I know nothing about finance or laws or any of the things that I imagine come with setting this up. Can anyone advise? Thanks in advance
posted by postergeist on Nov 12, 2013 - 5 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

Should I go to my ex-coworker's memorial tonight?

Should I go to my ex-coworker's memorial tonight? He committed suicide a few weeks ago. I kind of don't want to go because I'm more pissed off than I am sad. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Sep 25, 2013 - 89 answers

How do I honour my friend?

My friend died last week. We had been living in different countries for the past few months; we were still in contact up until a few weeks ago. His death was sudden and unexpected. He was far too young to die. I can't go to any of the memorials (he was one of those people who knew like, thousands of people, so people seemingly everywhere on earth are doing stuff) and I won't be going to the funeral. I didn't know his family and even though we were roommates, we had very few friends in common. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Feb 27, 2013 - 18 answers

Beautiful funeral home in Toronto?

Suggest a beautiful funeral home, and a separate location for a later memorial service, in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Jan 7, 2013 - 2 answers

In lieu of flowers?

Wrongful death in the family. In lieu of flowers / Memorial donations? Help me, hive mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2012 - 17 answers

Tombstones: designing and purchasing a (Late 19th Century) period-appropriate cemetery monument.

Tombstone symbology and purchase: I'm tasked with designing, purchasing, and securing the installation of headstones for two men (a murderer and his victim) who died in the late 19th-century. What online resources exist that speak to the design and purchasing process and/or could help clarify period-appropriate symbology and appearance? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Nov 13, 2012 - 5 answers

how to resolve a diversity conflict

A man died near our condo 7 years ago, and anonymous neighbors maintain a memorial at the relevant telephone pole by attaching stuffed animals, artificial flowers, and other stuff to it, which weather eventually turns into trash. The city has occasionally (rarely) removed it, but the mourners pile more on right away. How can we best negotiate an end to this long-running custom? [more inside]
posted by mmiddle on Sep 18, 2012 - 79 answers

Where can we memorialize our dad OUTSIDE a cemetery?

Park benches, Disneyland bricks, memorial reefs... what are some other ways to memorialize someone outside of a cemetery? [more inside]
posted by OolooKitty on Aug 15, 2012 - 16 answers

How can we get people to tell us stories about my mother-in-law?

My (beloved) mother-in-law died after a year with lung cancer and we will be having a big memorial for her this weekend. What can we do to capture stories and memories from her family and friends? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I tell my friend his memorial plan is too expensive?

Is there a way to politely tell my friend that his monetary requests for a memorial donation are self-defeating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2012 - 14 answers

How long has the Highway of Tears been around for?

How long has BC's Highway 16 been known as the Highway of Tears? I'm trying to establish the origins of the name.
posted by avocet on Apr 16, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I create a yearbook memorial page for a young student who passed?

I need to create memorial page in an elementary yearbook for a student who passed away. What are some ideas to make it as meaningful and tactful as possible? [more inside]
posted by texas_blissful on Feb 26, 2012 - 8 answers

What is the origin of the Star Wars memorial wall picture?

Does anyone know the origin of or the artist who created this Star Wars/Darth Vader memorial wall picture?
posted by kaye88 on Dec 12, 2011 - 2 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

Martian seeks insight into American grieving customs - help me plan this life celebration

Could use some suggestions for making sure I have all bases covered for the "celebration of life" thing we're doing for my dad this weekend. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jul 18, 2011 - 30 answers

Memorial ideas for ten years after a parent's suicide

This December it will be ten years since my father committed suicide. My mother, brother and I have started talking about ways to observe the anniversary, but we're not sure how. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Pictures at memorial of recently deceased friend?

(posting for a buddy of mine) Is it ever ok to take pictures at the memorial of a recently deceased friend? [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt on Jul 7, 2011 - 27 answers

How to get a custom display case built?

How should I go about finding someone to build a custom guitar display case? [more inside]
posted by DigDoug on Jun 9, 2011 - 5 answers

"Gift" to a Catholic Church?

What do churches need? My late mother-in-law's birthday is coming up next month, and I want to get something for the church that she served as an organist for 30 years to commemorate her life (she passed in September 2009) [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on May 10, 2011 - 21 answers

remembering, supporting, celebrating?

commemorating the 10-year anniversary of a parent's death? [more inside]
posted by crawfo on May 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me hear Angels

Beautiful, uplifting, Christian hymn or music for a memorial service? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Jan 14, 2011 - 43 answers

seeking a home for eight zillion CDs.

Looking to donate a large amount of CDs. Prefer to keep them together. Difficulty: would like to part with them in one week. Boston area but am willing to look further afield. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

A Literary Memorial Service Poem

Please help me find a literary and beautiful memorial service poem or passage for an actor, raconteur, well-read Renaissance man. A small group of friends is gathering to remember our actor friend. He was the perfect Falstaff and Dr. Faustus, but the poem/passage does not have to come from those works. It could be about acting, leaving the stage, turning off the lights, etc. but not clich├ęd or maudlin. Thank you.
posted by Elsie on Jun 7, 2010 - 6 answers

What should we do for memorial day weekend?

I'd like the take the out-of-state girlfriend on a weekend trip for Memorial Day weekend, any suggestions for destinations/activities? [Central KY] [more inside]
posted by all the kings men on May 19, 2010 - 4 answers

what to expect at an 'azkara'?

What happens at an 'azkara' (Jewish memorial service)? [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Apr 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Music for a good mourning

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

Proposing an official name for an Oregon Hiking Trail..how exactly?

What procedure would one conceivably follow in order to propose a hiking trail be named for a person in the state of Oregon? [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Dec 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Or did I nightmare this?

Did I dream this? I am trying to find an article I thought I saw on MetaFilter, but perhaps I read it elsewhere. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Oct 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Is there a way to watch the Michael Jackson memorial AFTER it's over, online?

Is there a way to watch the Michael Jackson memorial AFTER it's over, online? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Jul 7, 2009 - 11 answers

ticket scalpers near staples center in LA?

best intersection near staples center in los angeles to find potential ticket scalpers for michael jackson memorial? [more inside]
posted by gcat on Jul 6, 2009 - 11 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

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

Sad, ugly memorial marker

Where can I find details about a fatal accident that occurred in my (fairly small) town in 1999 and, more importantly, would it be inappropriate to put new flowers on an old, unkempt memorial marker? [more inside]
posted by viva viola on May 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Need christian music suggestions.

I need moving, christian-esque, uplifting music for a photo montage DVD that will be played for my father-in-laws memorial service. Suggestions?
posted by Hugh2d2 on Mar 25, 2009 - 13 answers

US Navy related charities for a Memorial Gift

The son of a dear friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday, from complications following minor surgery. This young man was serving in the US Navy on a sub, and now we are looking for a Navy-related charity we could make a donation to in memory of this young man. Suggestions?
posted by anastasiav on Aug 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Shout out to the dead

What software should I use for a collaborative memorial blog? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Aug 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Memorializing fans in-medium

In-medium tributes: Can you think of instances where fans/players have died and been memorialized in some way in a show or game (if you can think of other forms where this has happened go right ahead)? Examples would be Leyla Harrison (X-Files) or Dak "Caylee" Krause (World of Warcraft).
posted by calistasm on Jul 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Losing Parents

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]
posted by netbros on May 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Non-religious memorial service readings

What are some good non-religious readings I can use at a memorial service? [more inside]
posted by rhizome on May 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Something cool and novel for a senior class stone?

It's customary for each graduating class to present a class stone which is ceremonially imbedded in this path-way at my high school; somehow I got roped into getting the one for '08, and since I have less than a month to figure this out, I could really use some ideas! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on May 4, 2008 - 6 answers

How to memorialize someone for only $75?

How to memorialize someone for only $75? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Need help putting together a very small memorial ceremony

Suggestions for putting together a very small memorial ceremony. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Mar 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Rememberance Service Readings

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.
posted by Raybun on Feb 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Deer Park?

What fills up the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool? [more inside]
posted by evilelvis on Nov 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Visit L.A. on memorial weekend?

A few friends are coming to visit me in San Diego next week. We want to spend a few days in L.A. walking around, seeing the sites, and going to the getty. Is it a bad idea to go this Sunday and Monday on memorial weekend? I'm worried that the crowds will be larger than normal and some of the stuff will be closed down. We could definitely post-pone it till later in the week. Please let me know what you L.A. folk think, thanks!
posted by meta87 on May 24, 2007 - 5 answers

stamps as a memorial thank you

Stamps as part of memorial thank you... [more inside]
posted by skillet on May 8, 2007 - 1 answer

Make me immortal!

Say I want to make my name ring out through the ages. What is the best way, for a few grand or so, to make sure that I am remembered for as long as possible? Going for great achievements seems ambitious and too much work, and I am not interested in being known for great crimes. I am thinking more along the lines of the old statues-in-the-desert angle. Any ideas?
posted by blahblahblah on Apr 9, 2007 - 65 answers

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