Yep, you read the title correctly! Let’s talk about the fun parts of preparing for your funeral! (No I’m not drinking right now either…)
Hitting midlife means you start to think about death and dying. But it doesn’t have to be all sad and morbid. Seriously, you can make it fantastic! My plan is pretty basic. Cremation, sprinkle me on my favorite beach and friends/family can bring some coolers of margaritas and sit around drinking and remember the fun times. No tears please.
So where is the RIP coming from? My crazy girlfriends!
We usually meet for lunch once a month. We talk about everything and all our secrets are safe with each other. We have laughed and cried together but we laugh more than cry for sure. I met these two wonderful ladies when our kids started playing soccer together in middle school and we have stayed connected ever since. Our kids are grown but they are still best friends too.
Our parents come up in conversations often. One friend has lost both her parents and the other lost her mom and we all pray for her dad. He is still going strong but as our parents age, we still worry like crazy about them. So we started talking about planning funerals.
Kathleen (one of the girls) started to tell us about helping her mom plan her funeral years ago. I probably won’t tell the story as well as Kathleen, but dang it I still laugh when I think about it. Her mom wanted to be cremated but she didn’t like the options for the ashes. Either too expensive or just ugly. So they started talking about options like maybe a favorite wine bottle….you can see where this going. But her mom wanted something a little more classy. Kathleen reminded her mom she had two really nice CHANEL purses! So they picked one and went with it!. I mean, seriously this is genius! Why not?! Those dang purses cost a fortune so why not be buried in it!
Come on, you know you are thinking right now about what you have lying around you could be buried in after death. lol I think we are running out of ground space to keep burying people underground. I just can’t see spiders and bugs crawling in and out of my eye sockets as I rot in the ground so I’m going the, scatter my ashes, route. Kathleen’s mom went in style!
Can you imagine them taking that purse to the funeral home? In fact, funeral home people will tell you they’ve seen it all. But this one threw their funeral home director for a loop! lol
In the end, Kathleen’s mom went to heaven in a CHANEL handbag. Now the family can have a good chuckle when they think of their mom. Isn’t that how we want to be remembered? We all need to grieve and morn, but at the end of the day, it’s the tears that come with the laughter that fill our souls as we remember our loved ones. I know Kathleen, Ginny and myself do. Love these ladies!
Keep Laughing….all the way to the end. Rest In Purse.