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a rainbow coffin … I want to go off in style! time to say goodbye On Thursday we went to our friend Suzy's funeral - she had a wicker rainbow coffin which made everyone smile... I find rainbows so uplifting and so this is the way I too will depart. 12-03-17

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Date: 12/14/2017 10:45:00 AM
This is truly beautiful :)
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Date: 12/14/2017 3:40:00 PM
Thanks so much Shadow and I have told my hubby I want a rainbow casket as it made people smile at what was a sad occasion:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 12/7/2017 12:31:00 AM
Dear Jan: Yes, death is the gateway to the afterlife. So, it's a fitting celebration of a life well-lived. And a prelude to life in another journey path. Cheers! To your friend who chose the rainbow spectrum to hold her earthly remains. Was the body cremated, or was there a burial? How lovely her sense of self-honour. Leon
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Date: 12/7/2017 1:40:00 AM
The service was at the crematorium and the coffin was there when we entered the room and it made people smile. it was so thoughtful they didn't have the family walking behind it as there were 3 young children who may have got very upset:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2017 5:13:00 PM
What an interesting senryu!! I think that might try cryogenics before I die. Imagine being revived in 200 years!! Peace and love Matthew Anish
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Date: 12/5/2017 5:16:00 PM
I don't know if I would want to come back Matthew - would the world be a better place in 200 years... who knows!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/4/2017 11:47:00 AM
Wow, but first my condolences for the loss of your friend. She was obviously a very clever lady knowing that she would induce smiles on her funeral day. Without a doubt, not one you or her family will forget! Your haiku an honest tribute!
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Date: 12/4/2017 12:01:00 PM
The coffin was already there at the crematorium when we arrived so there was no procession of relatives following it, it was such a well thought out ceremony full of laughter and happy memories:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/4/2017 8:42:00 AM
My condolences, Jan...but the idea is really good and would make one smile even at the face of death:)
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Date: 12/4/2017 11:32:00 AM
I've told hubby if I go first its what I want... I love rainbows they always make me smile i find them so uplifting:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/3/2017 9:49:00 PM
Jan, sorry about your friend Suzy. Her chosen coffin is a wonderful idea and your poem a complement to her. <3 Lovely poem.
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Date: 12/4/2017 8:18:00 AM
She made everyone smile in life and death, it was perfect for her:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 12/3/2017 8:09:00 PM
Wonderful, Jan.
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Date: 12/4/2017 8:18:00 AM
Thanks Line:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/3/2017 2:53:00 PM
A final journey with rainbow hues..Very unique
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Date: 12/3/2017 3:17:00 PM
It made everyone smile on a sad day and that is the way i want to go too:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 12/3/2017 1:24:00 PM
- A lady with humor takes goodbye - why not ... a journey on the rainbow :) - (I have a theme like you ... on my next ... coming soon) - Sorry for your loss ... hope it will be a long time for the next funeral - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/3/2017 3:16:00 PM
It's been our worst year ever Anne Lise, we are just writing Christmas cards, so many names are missing:-( hugs jan xx
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Date: 12/3/2017 1:53:00 PM
So sad, Jan :(
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Date: 12/3/2017 1:32:00 PM
I'll look out for that poem Anne Lise:-) unfortunately we have another funeral but we don't know when ... our friend's wife died in Mexico on route home to the Island it really is a tragedy:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 12/3/2017 12:24:00 PM
Wow! How original. My condolences, Jan! Glad she could make all smile.
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Date: 12/3/2017 12:30:00 PM
I've told hubby if i die first then I want one for me, I love rainbows and this was such a beautiful coffin it made everyone smile on a sad day:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/3/2017 9:26:00 AM
I love it Jan, honestly do. I'd liek such a coffin too :)
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Date: 12/3/2017 9:38:00 AM
I've got my order in with the hubby if i go first lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 12/3/2017 9:23:00 AM
What a beautiful and charming poem.
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Date: 12/3/2017 9:38:00 AM
Thanks Dale I think the coffin is absolutely beautiful and it made everyone in the crem smile and I think it would appeal to many people:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 12/3/2017 8:35:00 AM
I've never heard of such a coffin. It would certainly be a fitting end to a person who'd led a colorful and fun-filled life. Yes, it made me smile, too, Jan.
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Date: 12/3/2017 8:39:00 AM
Suzy made everyone smile she was a radio presenter and had a smile in her voice!:-) I thought the coffin was awesome and have told huby that is what i want when my time is up:-) hugs Jan xx