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Let me tell you a funny story. re BOBGs Blog Callan .........

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Somehow we got to talking about songs we would like at our funeral,
Now this is a true story, it made all the newspapers and was even on Roy Hudd lines, and went as far as the Australian Press…………
When my Father died one of his favourite songs was Ella Fitzgerald singing “Every time we say Goodbye” so my husband and I decided to take our little recorder to the CREMATORIUM, we had tapes in those days, so we set it up to play this tune at the required time during the service, when the coffin is moving towards the curtain……………….
And thats when it happened, the song that played out loud and clear was" Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" the silence was deafening, my husband had to dash over to the machine and turn it off.
Now most people would be offended by this accident, but, those who knew my Father would know that he would think it was hilarious and would have dined out on this story for months.
To this day nobody knows how this happened as we had made sure the track was in the right place, some say it was my Dad, he had a brilliant sense of humour.perhaps it was……………!!

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Lol. :o)

18 Nov, 2009

 

Wonderful! Itโ€™s strange how when someone close has left odd things happen. When my farther-in -law passed away he wanted to have his ashes scattered out by the Needles on the Isle of White a place he loved. I tried for a year to arrange it but it was impossible. In that first year things in the house would move and the TV would come on when we were out, then in the end I was sat with my husband and we were talking about what to do Steve went to the study to get the tide table out and in it was a photograph of Mudeford Quay. We looked at each other and that is where he was finally put to rest at 5.30 on a beautiful spring morning, and now no more odd things happening I think heโ€™s happy traveling the world!

18 Nov, 2009

 

That is weird Sueb, it does make you wonder does it not?

18 Nov, 2009

 

Dad always said he would come back and haunt me. It's strange but sometimes I just know heโ€™s looking in on us as you can probably tell I still miss him a lot it's been 4 years now. Oh! I forgot to say my song would be โ€œAlways look on the bright side of life "....well you've go to these days!

18 Nov, 2009

 

I'm sure he had something to do with it lol

18 Nov, 2009

 

my late father in law was a diy fanatic and always fixing things.
during his cremation service the vicar pressed the button to move the coffin off and nothing happened. there was silence for a moment and elizabeth 10yrs old at the time piped up. 'grandad would fix that'. needless to say there were tears [of laughter] all round. we had wanted her to stay home but she insisted she was a very grown up girl and wanted to be there. we were delighted she had been.

18 Nov, 2009

 

lol Your dad and I would of got on my sense of humour too.

19 Nov, 2009

 

Great story DD. I'm sure it probably was your Dad having a last laugh. :o)

19 Nov, 2009

 

lol great story dotty,, i bet your dad had something to do with that, how strange for that to happen, at least he went giving you all a good laugh :o))

19 Nov, 2009

 

I laughed out loud at that one!

19 Nov, 2009

 

Glad you enjoyed it folks, it still makes me smile, even though I still miss my Dad, after all these years, he loved the garden and was always very complimentary on whatever we did.

19 Nov, 2009

 

LMAO!!! That was so funny! It could only be real!! My brother (then a newly ordained minister) was asked to do the service for my stepgran's funeral & was really nervous about it. He went up to the pulpit, looked round, & said "It gives me great pleasure to be here today"!!!!!!!!
We all fell about laughing! He was better than the reverend I M Jolly!

21 Nov, 2009

 

Great, Mad love it.......

23 Nov, 2009

 

And completely true! :~}

23 Nov, 2009

 

Hilarious Dotty, also laughed out loud:-) I don't think we ever get over the death of our parents but it's the good times we should always remember. Also enjoyed the 'comments' :-)

24 Nov, 2009

 

Bornagain glad it made you laugh............;*)))

25 Nov, 2009

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