So on the drive home from the memorial service yesterday Mr. McDriven and I had an interesting conversation. It all started with the fact that he didn't recognize any of the songs (hymns) at the service we attended (and neither did I, for the record). Not a lot of people were really into the songs nor were they belting them out with much feeling.
Mr. McDriven decided that at his funeral he wanted songs that everyone knows. He wants people to sing "I've been everywhere" by Johnny Cash. Then I suggested "Ring of Fire" by Mr. Cash as well (appropriate, don't ya think?). Then I had thought that karaoke might be fun, to which Mr. McDriven decided that instead of having people share words about him at his service, they'd need to sing a karaoke song instead. Sounds upbeat, don't ya think?
We brainstormed a number of ideas. Some good, some bad...like Mr. McDriven's idea of having people take jello shots off the dead man's body. That was over the top in my opinion. But to each his/her own. Right? Like, instead of coffee and punch...whiskey or tequila shots. Heck, you could make it such an event that you could charge a cover, ya know? Then donate it to charity or something nice like that. Hold a raffle? Hmmm......
I'm not saying I'm spending tons of time thinking about my funeral. I'm focused on living, ya know? But if I were to think about it, I'd want it to be upbeat. Like a big party. I know I'm going to a better place when I leave, so why not have a fantastic send off for me? Like what about a destination funeral? That way everyone would be able to take a fun vacation. Yeah! I want my ashes taken to Disneyworld and I want all of the participants to take a bit of me and just sprinkle 'em all over the place.
Am I sick? I'd like to think I'm fun. I don't want people to be sad when I die. Seriously. I want them to be happy they knew me and then have a big party to celebrate my trip to eternity. So now you all know...when I die make Mr. Tall follow through with this...that is if he outlives me :)
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