What Should You Not Do at a Funeral? Top 10 Don’ts

It is important to remember proper funeral etiquette because good manners make a world of difference to someone who is grieving. Unfortunately, funeral directors share that there are instances where fights have erupted in front of the casket while toppling over the funeral flowers. Please do your best to refrain from disorderly conduct because a funeral is already a difficult time for the bereaved family members. Read more

Up Where We Belong

Who knows what tomorrow brings
In a world few hearts survive
All I know is the way I feel
When it’s real, I keep it alive

The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we climb a step every day Read more

Why are Caskets so Expensive?

When your loved one passes away, whether it is because of a long-term disease or a sudden unexpected illness, the last thing on your mind will be what casket to choose as the final vessel for your dearly departed’s remains. You will naturally be consumed with grief with your mind going blank and your emotions going on overdrive. Read more

What Do You Need to Make a Funeral Program? A Comprehensive Guide

When you’re busy with funeral planning, you may get confused about what to do. That is perfectly okay because everyone understands that you are in a great deal of emotional turmoil. Cut yourself some slack because you’re already doing well in spite of being under a great deal of pressure. No one expects a perfect funeral service. Read more

Swing low sweet chariot ~ English Rugby Anthem

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin’ for to carry me home;
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Comin’ for to carry me home.
I looked over Jordan,
And what did I see,
Comin’ for to carry me home,
A band of angels comin’ after me,
Comin’ for to carry me home.

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Tips on How to Move on From Grieving

We witness how families grieve for their lost family member by going to their funeral ceremonies.  I’ve been to some, and you can feel the sad and gloomy the atmosphere would be. Once the casket gets lowered, cries of sorrow fill the area, which makes you tear up witnessing the scene. I have also experienced losing a relative, and it was sad hearing stories about how she was treated by my aunt and how she regrets the mistakes she made in the past. Read more

How to Pick Flowers for a Funeral

A lot of events come to mind when we think about picking flowers. Social events like a wedding, a christening, a debut, Proms, etc. all associate to carrying flowers since each flower symbolizes a meaning. Aside from these events, attending the funeral of your loved one is also not complete without bringing a flower. The most common flowers chosen in a funeral are red or white carnations, red rose, and any white flowers. Read more

Words that are Appropriate in a Funeral

The saddest occasion we could ever attend to would be the funeral of our loved one. If your task is opening words of a funeral service, you should think of it or write it down beforehand. Others write it down so whenever they forget to say the right words, because of the bottled-up feelings, they can remember by reading the notes they have. If you are also concerned with your funeral announcement wording, you can ask help from the family members or a person you can work comfortably. Read more

Valerie Harper Has Passed Away at The Age Of 80

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The famous actress Valerie Harper has passed away at 10:06 in the morning of August 30. She posted on her birthday, which was on August 22, that she had an amazing day on her 80th birthday and that she was “in good spirit.” The cause of her death was announced to be cancer, the disease she has been battling for a decade.

She was first diagnosed back in 2009 with terminal lung cancer. On March 6, 2013, she announced to the public her test results, which was called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. The cancer cells found in her lungs has spread to her spinal cord and unto her meninges, or membranes that surround the brain. The doctor gave her three months to live after her diagnosis. Since the disease is incurable, the only way she can slow the progress was undergoing chemotherapy. Read more

Someone like you – Adele

I heard, that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re, married now

I heard, that your dreams came true
I guess she gave you things
I didn’t give to you

Old friend, why are you so shy
Ain’t like you to hold back
Or hide from the light

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but I
Couldn’t stay away I couldn’t fight it
I had hoped you’d see my face
And that you be reminded that for me it isn’t over

Never mind I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best
For you too, don’t forget me
I beg, I’ll remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead yeah

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday it was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze bound by the surprise
Of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but I
Couldn’t stay away I couldn’t fight it
I hoped you’d see my face
And that you’d be reminded that for me it isn’t over

Never mind I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me I beg, I’ll remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead

Nothing compares no worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes their memories made
Who would have known how bittersweet
This would taste

Never mind I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you
Don’t forget me I beg, I’ll remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead

Never mind I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me I beg, I’ll remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead

Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead

 

“Someone like You” is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele. It was written by Adele and Dan Wilson for her second studio album, 21. It is the second single and final track on the album. The song was inspired by a broken relationship, and lyrically speaks of Adele’s coming to terms with it.

In 2012, Someone like you was number 22 of the funeral music chart. While the tune, which is well-known for making everyone cry, is sure to get the tears flowing at a funeral, the underlying message may be somewhat offensive to the average cadaver.  Adele has stated the song is about her reaction to finding out that her ex-boyfriend is married. In the song’s chorus, she declares she will just move on with a similar person.

But it can still be used by people as a song at a funeral as it talks about going through the heartbreak of losing someone, yet still having the hope of finding someone new. It also talks about healing from the pain of losing someone by moving on, and knowing that there will be someone out there that can give the same love and affection that the one who left gave.

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