Posts tagged ‘flowers’
Tuesday 7th April 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 2 comments
I’ve never been a massive fan of flowers for funerals. In my family we have always said no to flowers and asked people to donate to charity. I could never understand why people would spend £100 on a wreath that would be seen for an hour. I even tried to convinced a local florist a few years back to make ‘reusable fake wreaths’ just to go on the coffin during the ceremony… I’m a bit of a scrooge!
Yesterdays funeral consisted of about £10,000 worth of flowers! I had never in my life seen so many flowers. There were 3 lorry’s, each over flowing with outstanding floral tributes. Each tribute was made into something unusual from the Tower of London, speed boats, Lorry’s, hearts, teddy’s, angels, shirts, cars and even Coke Cans – not a cellophane wrapped bunch of flowers in sight, just grand floral tributes in their hundreds! This could have been perceived as tasteless and over the top, especially as they dominated the entire cemetery, however I thought it was bloody wonderful – what a send off? How amazing that all these people emptied out their pockets to pay their respect with flowers to a good old working class man of the community… this is not a celebrity we are talking about just a great guy!
Yes, I’ve changed my mind – bring me flowers by the bucket load for my funeral, they are fab!
(I will post a still from the film as soon as I get permission from the family)
Thursday 26th February 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 5 comments
“Can we not agree just to suspend our critical faculties and let others do their thing”
(fab quote taken from Tuesdays blog update from the Good Funeral Guide)
My 2 years old daughter’s favourite Thomas the Tank Engine book is ‘Gordon’ (we have read it every night for 3 weeks and I feel it’s speaking to me personally!!)
Gordon is a stereotypical English Engine, pompous, grumpy and jealous and always thinks his way is the right way! In the book he tells Henry off (my favourite engine) for whistling too much (Henry is a chirpy little engine)» Continue reading