Modern funeral embalming should not be confused with the myths surrounding the embalming and mummification of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. Its purpose is to allow some slightly better presentation of the features in the days prior to the funeral, not to prevent the natural decay of the body in time. If there is going to be a vigil, the embalming helps clean and disinfect the body for a short period of time.
When I asked Mike Olander what he remembers most about his granddaughter Korryn, he shared a story about a pile of dirt in his front yard. “Korryn loved to play on that silly pile of dirt in my yard. She had so much fun on it. Now that she is gone I have not been able to get rid of that pile because it reminds me of her. I miss her and my daughter every day. I miss talking to Fionna almost every morning on the phone and I miss seeing Korryn’s smile.” Mike Olander officiated Fionna’s funeral and though Fionna was cremated per her wishes, her ashes were put in Korryn’s coffin box so that the mother and daughter who loved each other so much in life, could be together in death.
He said “lord we give unto you this virgin in all her glory and lust”. Many people in the circle were saying “take her lord she is yours”. The people around me began to ask each other, are they going to kill her or rape her.
Nearly two months had passed, and Joey finally began to think that perhaps he would be able to tolerate having The Shoes around after all. Both The Shoes and Samantha had been giving Joey more space.
Let’s face it, no one likes to go to funerals. They involve a lot of stress and you never know just what to say when the person has just lost someone they love. Flowers are a good way to express your sympathy in a way that words cannot. It lets the person know that you do care, and you also are aware of what they are going through. It is also a way of showing your respect to the deceased. You need to be aware of proper funeral flower etiquette in order to be able to convey the right feelings.
I have survived my nightmares many times, but just before I awaken, I somehow find myself back in the kitchen with the old, coal burning stove, just as I did on that night. When I wake in the morning, my skin is as rough as it is raw. Which leaves me to wonder – was it really all, just a dream? and I have been married, and this is not all for the good. These past years have brought me nothing but pain, and nightmares, and this to my husband, I pledge.