I am writing this tonight because of a discussion Mr. Bruce and I had today, and because I like to laugh at things. It is not meant to be anything but something to giggle over.
I'm not sure how we got on the subject of funerals, but we did. Maybe it was because we are both so angry with the so-called church group that are going to disrupt the services for Elizabeth Edwards. Maybe its because so many of our friends are passing away. Anyway, we were discussing funerals, well more correctly "celebrations of life".
He said something about my kids getting together and giving me a send-off. I replied, "Well, they can get together if they like and share stories. Where should they have it?"
With out missing a beat he said, "Chuckie Cheese. That way people can play the games and eat pizza. That is where all the parties are held for your bunch. There are lots of fun things to do, although it's very nosily."
I was laughing thinking about that scene. "I hope they are win a whole bunch of tickets and get a good prize." We carried that on for a few minutes, then I reminded him there of an earlier plan. "Remember Chuckie Cheese is non-smoking. So my plan is better. Go to the casino and leave my ashes in several ash trays." By this time, I had tears rolling down my cheeks.
Then I thought of something...Jeanne Robertson DVDs or CDs. Here's the plan: rent a big room at a hotel, arrange for a DVD player, and show Jeanne's shows. She has a very funny story called "The Interments of Cousin Rudolph Elroy Branch" on "Just For Fun" DVD. There should be lots of flowers and balloons. I'm sure that peanut butter sandwiches and chocolate ice cream should be served. Of course, there must be pound cake, Jeanne fans will understand why.
Last request: make sure the hotel has WIFI so you can bring in a laptop so all of my online friends can joined in telling MissDazey stories.
Note: Mr Bruce is a very traditional guy; he plans on a typical service. I on the other hand, do not want that. I have arranged for my body to be donated to science, then my remains cremated. Life is to be enjoyed to the fullest, I am very thankful I have a crazy sense of humor, especially these days. Angels on you all. You are all invited to my celebration party...MANY YEARS FROM NOW!