How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

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Just in the process of remaking wills.

I'm also writing up my funeral service and a "letter of wishes".

Looks like I'll go to the crematorium and have my ashes scattered here and there and a plaque in the local cemetery "I Am Never Wrong. Once I Thought I Was Wrong, But I Was Mistaken".

I'd like passers by to have a bit of a wry grin.

I've written over 20 funeral services for people (and a similar number of weddings).

So. Folk of this Parish. What would you like to say?

I am expecting some black humour. That's OK!
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FHHD
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happyhooker wrote:FHHD
Edict from Jimmy Savile?
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Great line for the plaque, globus! :D
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globus, i think you just created the globusest thread... even the globussima thread.
:roll:

I personally would like to be forgotten, or at least not remembered. This will be the case after some time obviously, but that's too bad some relatives (my daughter particulary) will remember me and might suffer from it.
If there was any way to do it, i'd go for a memory reset for the people who cared about me, if any (only for the stuff about me of course).
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globus wrote:Just in the process of remaking wills.

I'm also writing up my funeral service and a "letter of wishes".

Looks like I'll go to the crematorium and have my ashes scattered here and there and a plaque in the local cemetery "I Am Never Wrong. Once I Thought I Was Wrong, But I Was Mistaken".

I'd like passers by to have a bit of a wry grin.

I've written over 20 funeral services for people (and a similar number of weddings).

So. Folk of this Parish. What would you like to say?

I am expecting some black humour. That's OK!
It's nice that you will be remembered in different ways and for different things by different people.
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Died peacefully in his sleep, not like his passengers?
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Not sure about those who remember some of my antics. I'm hoping to outlive them though!

Never much of a dull moment.

I'll not forget the coffin that fell off when the trestle table collapsed.

Or the bloke from the Grenadier Guards with his full kit on knelt, caught his sword and banged into his wife to be, who went into the flower stand which deposited the flowerpot and contents into the grand piano.

I do so hope something silly will happen when I go to meet my Maker.

My own first marriage was hysterical. My brother dropped the rings, the priest had forgotten to bless the holy water and disappeared, leaving us in a row, waiting for his return.

He then got our names wrong. The organ had to have emergency repairs using gaffer tape, during the service, because the blower duct had leaked.

At another service, at the burial site, the vicar fell in the hole that was dug before they could put the coffin in!

I do hope I am going to be sent off in similar circumstances.
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ASMO wrote:I'll be dead so i don't give a f u c k
It's the preparation and anticipation that is important. Not the event. You don't get to watch that.

I'm just laying down a few wishes here and there.

I'm thinking. Do I get cremated or braiied? Is there a difference?
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How Do You Want To Be Remembered?
A really uncomfortable memorial bench
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As a beautiful flower's petal. Blossoming with life and addicted to hardcore porn.
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danny_fitz wrote:
How Do You Want To Be Remembered?
A really uncomfortable memorial bench
Now, that's interesting.

I've got one of these lined up for Barnwell Country Park. It's just up the road from Oundle and I walk the dog there.

Image

It's on the wish list.
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Dork Lard wrote:As a beautiful flower's petal. Blossoming with life and addicted to hardcore porn.
Never been into a couple of those. Never been necessary.

I am thinking of getting an exotic bush though.
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On my tombstone it shall read:



He "knew" Globus
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"why did nobody do an autopsy?"
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Being remembered will be enough.

No need to direct with a half-arsed or cliched phrase or gesture.
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Keith wrote:"why did nobody do an autopsy?"
Too close to Spike Milligan's epitaph.
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A good mate of mine passed away (cancer) a couple of years back. He was a good musician, really fond of Cajun/Zydeco, and wanted his ashes scattered from his favourite beauty spot, so after the service, we traipsed up a cliff on the Cornish coast, in the wake of a New Orleans style jazz band comprised of friends and fellow musicians. A short speech was read out, before the minister solemnly took the urn containing said friends ashes and proceeded to scatter them over the cliff - whereupon the force 7 gale that was blowing promptly blew them back into the faces of both minster and mourners. I know he would have bloody loved that to have been his epitaph. :nod:
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henry wrote:Being remembered will be enough.

No need to direct with a half-arsed or cliched phrase or gesture.
I don't understand that. "direct"?

I wondered going down the sailing tack (ah ha!)

"He just keeled over".
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Red Chopper wrote:A good mate of mine passed away (cancer) a couple of years back. He was a good musician, really fond of Cajun/Zydeco, and wanted his ashes scattered from his favourite beauty spot, so after the service, we traipsed up a cliff on the Cornish coast, in the wake of a New Orleans style jazz band comprised of friends and fellow musicians. A short speech was read out, before the minister solemnly took the urn containing said friends ashes and proceeded to scatter them over the cliff - whereupon the force 7 gale that was blowing promptly blew them back into the faces of both minster and mourners. I know he would have bloody loved that to have been his epitaph. :nod:
Oh boy and I know just what you mean.

We were on a boat just off Harwich when the widow tossed the ashes towards the sea.

Sadly she did not know it was not a good idea to chuck them into a reasonable breeze.

Most of him was taken home in various bits of clothing.

He is in at least four counties now!
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Red Chopper wrote:A good mate of mine passed away (cancer) a couple of years back. He was a good musician, really fond of Cajun/Zydeco, and wanted his ashes scattered from his favourite beauty spot, so after the service, we traipsed up a cliff on the Cornish coast, in the wake of a New Orleans style jazz band comprised of friends and fellow musicians. A short speech was read out, before the minister solemnly took the urn containing said friends ashes and proceeded to scatter them over the cliff - whereupon the force 7 gale that was blowing promptly blew them back into the faces of both minster and mourners. I know he would have bloody loved that to have been his epitaph. :nod:
He may have been a Big Lebowski fan too.
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henry wrote:Being remembered will be enough.

No need to direct with a half-arsed or cliched phrase or gesture.
How could we forgot , even with months of therapy!!
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Don't care what they think now or if they think about me and what they might think when I am gone.

Assholes :thumbup:
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Actually as OS has turned up, a golfing end might be appropriate.

My closest for the great hole in one was at John O'Gaunt in Bedfordshire.

Next was at Royal County Down in NI.

Might be nice to get sprinkled on the greens there.

I have knocked it in the hole once, in one. But that was at St Neots and it does not count as I had no ruddy witnesses.

I've had a hat trick in cricket though.

The Management is going to have a right Royal tour.

Hope she can afford it.
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Olo wrote:Don't care what they think now or if they think about me and what they might think when I am gone.

Assholes :thumbup:
I simply do not believe you. "They" might refer to friends or family. If they don't care, who will?
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Plaque

Who pronounced Walter's death?


Walter...
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Never thought about it and don't really care. We're all insignificant blips in the history of the cosmos. More important question is "how do you want to live?".

And its a good one. I'm half way through life, if I'm lucky, and still have no clue.
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Mog The Almighty wrote:Never thought about it and don't really care. We're all insignificant blips in the history of the cosmos. More important question is "how do you want to live?".

And its a good one. I'm half way through life, if I'm lucky, and still have no clue.
Some are not "insignificant" MTA. Some have made an indelible print upon humanity, history and all sorts of things, including music, art, literature and poetry.

I'm not in that league but I have the great love of a family that I have helped so much in my limited time on here.

I'll get a good send off, that's for sure. I just want it to be fun. Funerals are not like that these days, they are a "celebration of life".

Certain people only know about bits of mine, just like you, on here. I want to put it all together as I'm the only one who can do it.

I'm not leaving it to some amateur who has little idea of my life's journey, which has been extraordinary.
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globus wrote:
henry wrote:Being remembered will be enough.

No need to direct with a half-arsed or cliched phrase or gesture.
I don't understand that. "direct"?

I wondered going down the sailing tack (ah ha!)

"He just keeled over".
"A difficult man to ignore, but it was worth the effort" ;)
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Joost wrote:
globus wrote:
henry wrote:Being remembered will be enough.

No need to direct with a half-arsed or cliched phrase or gesture.
I don't understand that. "direct"?

I wondered going down the sailing tack (ah ha!)

"He just keeled over".
"A difficult man to ignore, but it was worth the effort" ;)
Ha! The gravestone grows in height.
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globus wrote: I'm not leaving it to some amateur who has little idea of my life's journey, which has been extraordinary.
Can such a person exist????
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happyhooker wrote:
globus wrote: I'm not leaving it to some amateur who has little idea of my life's journey, which has been extraordinary.
Can such a person exist????
:lol:
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Mog The Almighty wrote:Never thought about it and don't really care. We're all insignificant blips in the history of the cosmos. More important question is "how do you want to live?".

And its a good one. I'm half way through life, if I'm lucky, and still have no clue.
I share the same sentiments.

Why care about something you have sweet f...all control about?
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henry wrote:Being remembered will be enough.

No need to direct with a half-arsed or cliched phrase or gesture.
Being able to remember would be a starting point.
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globus wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:Never thought about it and don't really care. We're all insignificant blips in the history of the cosmos. More important question is "how do you want to live?".

And its a good one. I'm half way through life, if I'm lucky, and still have no clue.
Some are not "insignificant" MTA. Some have made an indelible print upon humanity, history and all sorts of things, including music, art, literature and poetry.

I'm not in that league but I have the great love of a family that I have helped so much in my limited time on here.

I'll get a good send off, that's for sure. I just want it to be fun. Funerals are not like that these days, they are a "celebration of life".

Certain people only know about bits of mine, just like you, on here. I want to put it all together as I'm the only one who can do it.

I'm not leaving it to some amateur who has little idea of my life's journey, which has been extraordinary.


This entire history of the human species is a blip relative to the 14 billion year old history of the universe and the billion trillion stars that it contains. Even the most notable human made an imprint that is barely negligible.

Paradoxically, realizing this and accepting it, I believe maybe the key to true happiness and enlightenment. Do what makes you happy with zero regard or care for your legacy.
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I really don't give a fvck. I'll be deid!
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happyhooker wrote:
globus wrote: I'm not leaving it to some amateur who has little idea of my life's journey, which has been extraordinary.
Can such a person exist????
Nope. That's why I'm taking this on.

I did a late friend's funeral service for him. Took me hours of research.

His sons were brilliant as was his mates and a whole load of others.

He has a plaque in the bar of a certain hall. Which he propped up, many times. I helped design it, with help from his business partner.

He managed three bottles of shampoo here one evening. Brilliant sailor.

His eldest son told of the story that, when his dad had alighted upon a lady after the sad demise (MS) of his mum. " <Thumbs up> " Great tits, dad!"

And that was in front of Richard Ormston in St Peter's Church here, who is now the Archdeacon of Northampton and a Saints fan.

I hope you get the gist. I'm going down fighting and possibly in a blaze of fire, if a certain person outlives me and spills some major beans.

You'd never know this, to look at me these days.
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Mog The Almighty wrote:
globus wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:Never thought about it and don't really care. We're all insignificant blips in the history of the cosmos. More important question is "how do you want to live?".

And its a good one. I'm half way through life, if I'm lucky, and still have no clue.
Some are not "insignificant" MTA. Some have made an indelible print upon humanity, history and all sorts of things, including music, art, literature and poetry.

I'm not in that league but I have the great love of a family that I have helped so much in my limited time on here.

I'll get a good send off, that's for sure. I just want it to be fun. Funerals are not like that these days, they are a "celebration of life".

Certain people only know about bits of mine, just like you, on here. I want to put it all together as I'm the only one who can do it.

I'm not leaving it to some amateur who has little idea of my life's journey, which has been extraordinary.


This entire history of the human species is a blip relative to the 14 billion year old history of the universe and the billion trillion stars that it contains. Even the most notable human made an imprint that is barely negligible.

Paradoxically, realizing this and accepting it, I believe maybe the key to true happiness and enlightenment. Do what makes you happy with zero regard or care for your legacy.
Death scares me half the time, then the other half I think like that and don't worry too much. Waiting to go full not caring much.
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globus wrote:Actually as OS has turned up, a golfing end might be appropriate.

My closest for the great hole in one was at John O'Gaunt in Bedfordshire.

Next was at Royal County Down in NI.

Might be nice to get sprinkled on the greens there.

I have knocked it in the hole once, in one. But that was at St Neots and it does not count as I had no ruddy witnesses.

I've had a hat trick in cricket though.

The Management is going to have a right Royal tour.

Hope she can afford it.
Where was your best score? Maybe there?
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You're an impressive one-stop-shop Globus, having both declared someone dead and written a funeral.
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