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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 10:05 AM
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17. I would go to the funeral
The wake, too, if you can make that work. The burial and luncheon (in my opinion) are more intimate, as in close family and friends.

What's ultimately important, IMO, is that you care enough to drive and rearrange your schedule just to come. The family, I'm sure, will appreciate that, regardless of what part of the service you attend.
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  -I need some Advice about attending a wake/funeral Mind_your_head  Jul-24-07 12:49 AM   #0 
  - In the end, the choice is up to you, but I would choose the wake.  SeattleGirl   Jul-24-07 12:52 AM   #1 
  - Wow - stand up & talk about the person, tell stories?  Mind_your_head   Jul-24-07 01:17 AM   #4 
     - Yes, those kinds of wakes/memorials can really help.  SeattleGirl   Jul-24-07 01:24 AM   #6 
        - So sorry that you lost such a great friend  Mind_your_head   Jul-24-07 01:54 AM   #10 
           - She was special, indeed. And though I mourn her loss, I celebrate  SeattleGirl   Jul-24-07 02:30 AM   #12 
  - Is this an ethnic family?  evlbstrd   Jul-24-07 12:57 AM   #2 
  - Not really ethnic, just Roman Catholic  Mind_your_head   Jul-24-07 01:19 AM   #5 
  - I don't know what's considered "proper" in these situations...  VLC   Jul-24-07 01:16 AM   #3 
  - Geez, now I've got three 'votes' for the wake  Mind_your_head   Jul-24-07 01:25 AM   #7 
     - I don't think there's a "wrong" choice...  VLC   Jul-24-07 01:33 AM   #8 
  - Family expected at the funeral, distant kin and friends at the wake.  Gormy Cuss   Jul-24-07 01:48 AM   #9 
  - Thank you GC  Mind_your_head   Jul-24-07 02:27 AM   #11 
     - Yep, family at the funeral  dropkickpa   Jul-24-07 08:55 AM   #13 
  - If Irish American, the wake -- if not, then the funeral  LostinVA   Jul-24-07 08:57 AM   #14 
  - I vote for the Mass, burial, luncheon afterwards. The luncheon will give you the most opportunity  kath   Jul-24-07 09:45 AM   #15 
  - If it were Minnesota Lutherans, I'd opt for the funeral  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-24-07 09:57 AM   #16 
  - see post 19 for a Minnesota Lutheran funeral story  JVS   Jul-24-07 09:04 PM   #20 
  - You'll get more time to talk to family at the wake, more than likely.  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-24-07 10:05 AM   # 
  - I would go to the funeral  AngryOldDem   Jul-24-07 10:05 AM   #17 
  - Thank you all for your input/opinions  Mind_your_head   Jul-24-07 08:54 PM   #18 
  - funeral mass, burial, and luncheon afterwards  JVS   Jul-24-07 09:01 PM   #19 
  - LOL -'s 'no trouble at all'  Mind_your_head   Jul-24-07 09:37 PM   #21 
  - My vote: Choosing the funeral shows the most respect. No particular reason,  Redstone   Jul-24-07 09:39 PM   #22 

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