Excuse me for raising this delicate subject, but it’s too important an event to be organised by a few emotionally charged relatives and friends. Your funeral should reflect what you really valued in life. If you want them to play Sinatra’s “I did it my way” or pan pipe music at the service, say so now, or you might get some dreadful hymn that you could never sing, and neither will your inconsolable dear ones.
And then there’s your final exit. Is it to be in a big final blast of gas, carbon dioxide and fume, or is to be a peaceful rest in some wood land setting?
Many environmentally conscious folk are now choosing a woodland burial as being the ultimate expression of a green life.
Pleasant to visit, resting gently, and being returned organically into the cycle of nature – nourishing the wild flowers and trees.
Our local Ventnor funeral director can arrange all this for you, New Age, Christian or any sort (when the time comes, of course).
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want a cheapskate funeral. I thought the black horse drawn hearse from Brickfields would be suitable. A local jazz band playing some New Orleans dirge tunes, could add a nice touch. As for the wake, it’s got to be the Royal Hotel, in close collaboration with Ventnor Brewery.
A memorable day for everybody – me included.
By the way, if you are into extreme recycling gestures, check out this website.
Brian Lucas (feeling quite well today, thank you)