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Thread #31259   Message #2182451
Posted By: GUEST,Jim Carroll
30-Oct-07 - 03:56 AM
Thread Name: What song do you want at your funeral?
Subject: RE: What song do you want at your funeral?
My friend, collector the late Tom Munnelly, was ill for some time and planned his funeral down to the last detail (see recent thread).
His first choice as the funeral assembled was Frank Profitt's 'Going Across The Mountain'.
As a lifelong Marx Brothers fan, his 'order of service' notes had the quote 'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend, inside a dog, it's too dark to read'. As we left somebody remarked 'Its nice to hear a Marxist quote in church'.
Tom was an atheist and had a non-religious service, but in recognition for his contribution to the community and to Ireland in general, the priest allowed the use of Miltown Malbay church. In acknowledgment Tom thanked him 'for the use of the hall'.
Jim Carroll