My blog friend Kathy lost her mom and the funeral is today. As a result, the Quora is a bit on the somber side.
*Do you have a favorite funeral song?
I like a good sung version of the 23rd psalm.
*I would stick a cigarette in my mom’s casket if I could. Did you put anything in your loved ones’ casket with them?
I'd probably put in a necklace that Tim often wears, and maybe a bottle of beer.
*I love that the Jewish tradition is to sit shiva. Shiva is the first 7 days of mourning. There is an Irish tradition called Month’s Mind where you go to mass and have a meal in the loved one’s honor a month after the death. Do you know of other such rememberences?
I like the Jewish tradition of putting stones on a grave to 'keep the souls down'.
*I’m probably going to plant something for mom in the woods or put out a special bird house or feeder in her honor. Any other ideas?
I love the idea of planting something--as well as the bird house, maybe in her favorite colors? It would be a fancy house, I imagine.
Sending so much love to Kathy today!