anyone ever been to one? I was at my Grans funeral on thursday past and it has to be the cheeriest one i've been to (only been to 3 including this one). she was 91, was on her last legs (alzheimers/dementia for 8/9 years) and had been saying since she was about 80 that she needed rubbing out and drawing in again so she certainly wasn't bothered about popping her clogs. At the end it was a blessing for her as she was well away with the fairies and had the chance of choking or asphyxiating to death, but luckily she just slipped away in her sleep. at the funeral me and my bro proceeded to be very immature and laugh at religious things during the mass thingy (we're not religious but gran was). Lowering the old biddie into the ground was quite sad but i consoled myself with the fact i'd managed not to fall in the hole with her. We then all decided that we would like to be buried at the same cemetary because the views were spectacular (with only a pylon as a blot on the scenery) even tho none of us live in the same town as my gran did. I was, of course, extra loving with my throwing in of dirt and chucked a nice big handful in. at the wake we were all very jovial and commented on how gran was missing out on the best bit. And me and bro yet again, very immaturely, decided that one of the waitresses could play 'whisper' from james bond due to her top raspy voice. Nick and i have since found out that both of us wanted the same cheesy ornament from grans collection only to find that it had been chucked out years ago (gutted) so i think i've managed to get the best one .. which will be displayed proudly in my living room (much to the disgust of my husband) a tatty broken several times elephant. bonus, it's going next to the souveniur eiffel tower nick gave me after he visited paris with his OH. My mum was a bit sad but i managed to cheer her up by reminding her that gran was no reunited not only with papa but her mind also. lmao she'll be thoroughly enjoying herself remembering things, like where she put her wedding and engagement rings which she's managed to lose. During this we all discussed how we would like to be buried, but i overrode my mum telling her that her idea was too expensive and she was going in the wheelie bin like the rats, wrapped in a teatowel with some food for the journey to rattie heaven. Dad is getting a viking burial, except he has to make do with a dingy as i'm not burning my 19m long sailed inheritance! Unless he wants a burial at sea. So all in all very different from my papas (dad's dad not mums) and my best mate's funerals, which were very sad. I think i prefer happy ones and will endevour to pop my clogs at an inopertune moment for my minions, cause all end of hassle and ensure they have lots to gripe, moan and be damn well jolly for, and put in my will that if they don't have a good time i'll be doing a jesus and making sure they do it right the second time round :001_tt2: anyone else had excellent funerals like this, where it's not only be rather pleasant but thought provoking as well?