Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Funeral Faux Pas?

So, I'm at work perusing the blogosphere and looking at random people's blogs and I found this one about a woman who is moving to Hawaii to become a Yoga instructor. She'll only be there for a month. So I am perusing her blog...looking at old posts...being a total nosy snoop...and I happen upon her trip back to her home state. In the posts about her trip back she writes about her grandfather's funeral. And there are NUMEROUS pictures to accompany this post. When I say numerous, we're talking double digits! Pictures of people in front of the casket. Pictures of people at the grave. Pictures of people in the funeral home. Pictures of the service. The only thing there wasn't a picture of was her grandfather. Now, don't get me wrong, funerals are probably the one place, other than weddings, where the ENTIRE family is together. And, yes, I've briefly considered taking a few shots of us together to preserve the moments and grasp a few family togetherness moments. BUT in front of the casket?!?!? I don't know....this creeped me out a bit.
Thoughts?

14 comments:

The MomBabe said...

I think a pictures are fine. As long as you're not, like, posing in front of the casket. Were they posing?!?!

OHmommy said...

Yea.... maybe that is a little creepy.

The Sports Mama said...

ummm... Eww.

Just too weird. Really.

Kelly said...

I agree. Weird, but who can say what rings a person's bell.

Kelley said...

creepy. Definitely creepy.

Momo Fali said...

Ick. I think it's really weird.

Anonymous said...

Who cares?

Stella said...

Just curious to get other people's opinions, anonymous. See how other people think and feel....communication...learning about others.

Don Mills Diva said...

I think it's creepy. Yup, creepy.

LunaNik said...

She's a weirdo. Funerals are somber enough, but to have pics in front of the casket as a memory??? Umm, no...

Huckdoll said...

I don't know. I've never taken pictures at a funeral and don't plan it. Family reunion or not, that's a little sad if you ask me.

DOUG said...

HOW WOULD THIS BE A SOCIAL BLUNDER? IT'S SOMETHING DONE IN THE PAST IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, TO POSE, EVEN WITH PERSON IN THE CASKET.

LunaNik said...

This is not the past. This is not Europe. Some of us just happen to think that it's a bit weird.

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

Yeah, I have heard of people taking photos of the person in the casket, but I'm not sure of the reason (It was a cultural thing.)

When my dad died three years ago, I took photos of our family outside on the grass of he masauleum (sp?). I treasure one of them, because it's my mom with all of her grandchildren (20-something), so sometimes it is about having everyone together. Unfortunately, the photo is also a little dreary (everyone is in somber dress.) I think most people would prefer to forget the day, but to each his own, I guess. I wouldn't post the photos on the net, but that's just me.

 
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