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Thread #118593   Message #2587988
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
13-Mar-09 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: Folklore: Gallows Humor-laughing at death/disease
And the classic:

Look at the coffin - bloomin' great handles...

Now there's a thought; last thing I ever want to end up in is a conventional coffin. We passed a shop in North Shields recently called Way To Go which offers a range of alt-caskets, one a very fetching wickerwork structure which would grace any modern home, until the time came, of course, which it must for us all...

My own funeral wish; a secular cremation, no fuss, no prayers, no priest - one record: McGintie's Meal an' Ale sung by Davie Stewart. After which, I want my ashes reburned (just to make sure) at the furthest ebb of a low tide in a fire of oak, ash and thorn; and when the tide turns, it'll wash the lot away. Preferably up in Northumberland, in Howick Haven, but Fleetwood would do nicely.

How about you???