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Old 01-12-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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A classy way to go

I liked this story about the crossword puzzle writer who announced his terminal illness in his crossword.

Crossword setter (91) uses puzzle to reveal he has terminal cancer

Personally, I do want to go out in style and have included some specifics about my funeral in my will. A helicopter is involved, and to hell with the expense!

You are invited to share stories of memorable funerals or interesting ideas for marking the transition to the afterlife.....if there is one!
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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The funeral of Maury Maverick, Jr. I'm not sure about classy, but with a jazz band, a hoochie-coochie dancer and a stripper, definitely memorable:

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He was buried beside his father and mother at San Jose burial park. The crowd at the green tent sang “Amazing Grace.” A jazz band played, circling them. With his widow Julia and other family arrayed and dancing quietly at the side of the casket, a pretty woman named Carolyn fulfilled his request for the occasion by doing a seemly, but sexy, hoochee-koochee. A male neighbor had heard Maury say he also wanted a stripper at his funeral and, unbeknownst to Julia, had hired one to perform. Dressed flimsily in a black lace outfit, with an improvised black lace face veil mounted in her hair, a softly fleshy young woman only Renoir would regard as voluptuous shimmied and slowly stripped at the casketside and displayed with g-string, her very white derriere. Julia, in fairly good humor, quietly asked anyone with a coat on to throw it over her, but no one did.
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I heard on the radio the other day that there is some sort of new reality TV show that shows the most unusual/spectacular funerals. After Honey Boo Boo, this should come as no surprise that someone would come up with this idea.
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Personally, I do want to go out in style and have included some specifics about my funeral in my will. A helicopter is involved, and to hell with the expense!
Make sure that someone knows about this beforehand. Wills are not always discovered/read before the funeral takes place.
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