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TAPS - A difficult subject, but a few came to mind.

I just lost my comment. ”impossible Dream“ from “Man of La Mancha;” “Time to Say Goodbye“ by Bocelli; “Ave Maria.“ Perhaps a medley of songs I liked through the years would be nice.

posted by RPresta on February 14, 2019 at 12:47 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Interesting pick

I'm so glad that you are back joining in at Blogit.  There have been times you were not here for long periods.  I haven't been very faithful at times myself in recent years.

posted by TAPS. on February 13, 2019 at 6:03 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Oh God, our help in ages past, our hope in years to come.

One of my favorites, Shams.  But it is very difficult for an old lady to sing.  I looked it up on YouTube and found one with all the lyrics and sang it all the way through...only, I was so glad no one but God could hear me.  I have such a creaky voice these days.

posted by TAPS. on February 13, 2019 at 6:01 PM | link to this | reply

Re: I always liked that song, too.

That's too sad, the funeral of the little girl, and such a pretty song.
I like your second choice--I hope you also arrange for a parade with white horses pulling a fancy buggy with the brass band marching as they play.  After living through 80+ years what fun to finish up that way.

posted by TAPS. on February 13, 2019 at 5:53 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Corbin_Dallas

What on earth were you doing in Vegas? ....surely not gambling.

posted by TAPS. on February 13, 2019 at 5:46 PM | link to this | reply

Re: FSI

That is a new one on me.  I looked it up and listened and plan to listen to it again.

posted by TAPS. on February 13, 2019 at 5:45 PM | link to this | reply

Re: BC-A

I'm surprised the pastor had the right to refuse that request.

posted by TAPS. on February 13, 2019 at 5:43 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Kabu

Many people choose that these days.  One of my sisters wanted to have her ashes spread in the deep woods of the Ozark mountains of Missouri.  There was a funeral but then six of us hiked for hours in the woods until we found the place she would have loved.

posted by TAPS. on February 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM | link to this | reply

no Funeral for me. Just ashes thrown with the wind after a quick cremation.

posted by Kabu on February 13, 2019 at 5:02 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Ciel

That made me cry.  I looked it up and it touched my heart.  My Son David who died in 1988 (Peter's Dad) loved the Hobit books and the 1972 animated versions and he didn't live long enough to see or hear, or sing "Into the West".  It would have been very special to him, as it is to me just hearing it now.

posted by TAPS. on February 13, 2019 at 4:09 PM | link to this | reply

For me... Howard Shore's Into the West, from the Lord of the Rings movies.

posted by Ciel on February 13, 2019 at 2:34 PM | link to this | reply

My mother would have liked "Ava Maria" that was played at a better Lutheran church in the day. My pastor wouldn't have it - some hymnal one.

posted by BC-A on February 13, 2019 at 12:52 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: CCT

It does indeed.  I love the birds singing,  So many different ones.  I love your idea and would like to copy if you don't mind.  I'd like it to end with the call of the loon that frequents our lake across the way.

 

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posted by TAPS. on February 13, 2019 at 10:03 AM | link to this | reply

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Perhaps I would just like to have birds singing, it seems peaceful.

posted by C_C_T on February 13, 2019 at 9:54 AM | link to this | reply

I've toyed around with several different song ideas over the years for my funeral. I'd probably go with "Die Young" by Kesha, for it is my favorite song.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on February 13, 2019 at 6:30 AM | link to this | reply

I saw a funeral home in Vegas that had a Juke Box into....people were putting those quarters in!

posted by Corbin_Dallas on February 13, 2019 at 6:05 AM | link to this | reply

I always liked that song, too.

This reminds me of a time when I was in school, the 6-year-old daughter of a local musician was hit by a car as she was crossing the highway from the school bus. The driver ignored the stop sign. So many came to the funeral they had to hold it in the school gym/auditorium. He played "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody," which was popular at the time. I always loved "Amazing Grace," but it's a tossup between that one and "When The Saints Go Marching In" played by a New Orleans brass band.  

posted by Pat_B on February 13, 2019 at 4:16 AM | link to this | reply

Oh God, our help in ages past, our hope in years to come.

posted by Shams-i-Heartsong on February 13, 2019 at 2:01 AM | link to this | reply

Interesting pick

I think how we pick to have our lives celebrated should be an individual choice that makes our souls happy as we leave this life. Rick and I finally got our 5 wishes filled out and notorized. I don't think you were whiny. An emotional experience needs emotion to come through the words for others to understand. 

posted by skye08 on February 13, 2019 at 12:03 AM | link to this | reply

posted by TAPS. on February 12, 2019 at 8:32 PM | link to this | reply

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