Some cheap asses don't want to spend the $6.99 to publish it in the paper. I hear some opt to piss the name of the (not so dearly) departed into the dirt for all to read. It also makes it doubly tough if the pisser has Parkinson's.I look in the obits every day to see if I am in there.
It is not for the dead, but a way to grieve and remember your friend or loved one. A way to make it final. By the way, I just found out a buddy of mine, a former police officer, just died of Covid. He was the epitome of health.
My MIL's funeral cost $10,000 and had maybe 30 people there. What a waste of money.I skipped both of my parents funerals, mostly because they were on the East Coast and I was on the West, but also because I really did not see the point. Dead people are dead and I was OK.... so there was not really anything for me to gain.
I can honestly say that other than when I was a small non-autonomous child I have never been to a funeral.
Did you see in Chicago, the guy who bought the gun that killed an officer is out on bond? WTF?Since we lost a former workmate yesterday, I've been saddled with being the liaison between my partner's wife, and my police department. We are all family, even though I've been retired for 12 years. If the wife wants an honor guard, she will have it. If she wants or needs anything, she will get it. Once you're police family, you are family forever. Someone has to do it, so I opted to take the bull by the horns. It also allows our chief of police to continue to do his job, and ill do my thing to help a brother officer.