Monday, March 19, 2012

Funeral Portraits

The other night hubby and I had dinner at my sister's place. She cooked a lovely meal — Jack Daniel's Glazed Salmon and Quinoa Chickpea Salad. Click the titles to see the recipes.

Afterwards we watched some of the photos and video of their recent cruise through the Panama Canal. Extremely interesting and now a trip I would like to take. During her cruise they had photos taken during one of those fancy evenings where you dress up. Professional quality—the photographer posed them and made an attempt to make them look better rather than those quicky shots that are usually quite dreadful.

So they bought the package—a single portrait of each of her and her hubby and also shots of the two of them. 

They are quite nice. 

Then she said: “Now I have a nice photo for my casket”. 

You know the photo that is displayed on the casket at your funeral. I laughed. I will say that the two of them have been at quite a few funerals this past year where they saw a lot of funeral portraits. Which got me thinking about finding a nice photo and putting it somewhere that can easily be found so the photo on display at my funeral is a nice one. 

I guess my point in all this is do you have a picture that you would want to have on display at your funeral? 

I was thinking of doing the same car top photo as Kim Jong-il, the maniac dictator from North Korea who finally passed from this world (thankfully). 
I would also like my epitaph to read:
“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”

Here's a cool site if you want to make your own car top funeral portrait:

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Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

That's so funny, my girlfriends and I always joke about that, if there's a good pic of someone we say....ooooo funeral worthy!

Amanda Kiska said...

Love it!

Darlin1 said...

You are sooooooooo funny!

The way my body has been feeling lately .....I'm not going to be leaving much behind.


Holly from 300 Pounds Down said...

That is the way to go out,right? In style!!

Amy said...

I'm new to your site. Enjoy reading your posts! This is so funny!

Barbara said...

Yep.. I am going to have a similar saying.. she rode em hard.. let the mind wonder.. hugs

whatimeant2say said...

Hilarious! We have a relative who takes pictures of the dead in their caskets. Who wants that pic in their scrapbook?

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Tina said...

1. I like the funeral comment thingy..I didn't think of that but sheesh with the weightloss I can now include a photo with my funeral...I never would have allowed any or been horrified at some horrible picture.

2. I rather like the idea of making my sons in law carry my casket for a couple of miles instead of a car :). Limos should only be used for partying :)

finally: I cannot believe I missed the coffee post...that super calorific one looks like my morning bad-boy. only I pulled out that sugar. I don't even want to know what my calories are (it scares me too much)..I read the one you listed and my eyes bugged out of my head.

I need to take out Starbucks stock.


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