A few years ago Bryan and I were sitting in my car outside of Superior Monument waiting for Aunt Terry to show up. Aunt Terry wanted Bryan and I to help her pick out a gravestone for her partner Sandy Hornik who had just passed away.
While we were waiting Bryan and I started talking about funerals so I asked him what he wanted his funeral to look like and he said he wanted a celebration and not the usual visitation. He said he wanted a party the day before his afternoon funeral. I asked him why he wanted an afternoon funeral and he said, “If my friends and family drink too much at the party they won’t want to get up early for a morning funeral.” He went on to say, “At my pre-funeral celebration if anyone wants to say something nice about me they have to take a shot.”
We laughed about Bryan’s crazy idea but ever since our conversation I’ve thought about it and I love it. In fact, I love Bryan’s idea so much it’s exactly what I intend to do at my own funeral.