Peter Jones wrote:If there's going to be some sort of family remembrance before the final commendation, I pray that:
1. Whoever is going to deliver it does not attempt to preach.
2. Whoever is going to deliver it allows no elephants in the room. If the deceased was someone who in common parlance was of illegitimate birth, a wife-beating drunkard who neglected his children - for heaven's sake, say so and be honest. Don't say how much we all miss him and what a loving, caring person he was, when, in fact, everyone is relieved he's died and the family can now live in peace.
That would be refreshing.
There are certain things that my family know will have me banging on the inside of my coffin, the first is to be wheeled into church on one of those Tesco trolley things (I didn't spend a fortune raising sons for them not to be pall-bearers) the second is a slushily gilded eulogy.