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I am looking mainly for suggestions as to suitable readings, music and coffin decoration. A touchy subject, and I have to admit, I have not given it much thought up to now.
I found some lyrics, which may be in the direction you are thinking Which Train You Ridin - Celebration - Celebration. Stand in the light, I Which Train You Ridin - Celebration - Celebration to see you, uncover my eyes. The tears coming down, making lines on your face. We were only kids, we ran like water. Your dad said, stay away from my daughter. You were a storm, it blew us away. I told your dad, I love your daughter. The sun was coming down when I said, Hallie just believe. As for music, there is a band called "Last Train Home".
I attended a model railroader's funeral where some of his trains were on display, a board of photos showing several of us wearing our T shirts with his railroad logo at places like the Grand Canyon, Eifel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, etc. It was tasteful and not corny and consistent with recent trends in funerals to show special interests and photo boards. Unfortunately not many of us would ever be given this magnificent send off that James Gardner received:.
There is an old gospel hymn called 'Goin' Home' and I could see the words used for this kind of a service. It is often sung to the 2nd movement of The New World symphony by Antonin Dvorak - or maybe just use the words.
These work out well if you have a good group of photos. Antonin Dvorak lived and taught in Iowa for a period of time in an area with a large Czech-Slovak population and borrowed the Hot Box Anthem - Potluck - Pipe Dreams of the old folk song. Writing a classical piece with a main melody based on an older tune is fairly common. Like many old songs the words can be a little different from one recording to another, but here's the words as recorded by Linda Ronstadt:.
I always liked the reference to a "Union" depot, a depot used by several railroads And for decorations? I would go for some very nice big pictures of Steamers with black ribbons flanking a Cali. 450 Años - Grupo Fascinacion - Salsa Vice of the man himself. For coffin decoration I would use a logo of his favourite RR printed on cloth, and use it as a memento for his family.
My Railroad. Below is a link to Amazon for railroad songs. You can make a selection and hear a sample. There were so many I just listened to Which Train You Ridin - Celebration - Celebration few. Wish you the best in carrying out your friend's wishes. It's a big responsibility but an extreme complimant to be asked. Don't Ever Give Up. It's sad that such plans have to be made. The one ray of light through the overcast is that you can get your friend's input and approval before the plans have to be implemented.
Just last week I attended the funeral of a fellow volunteer firefighter. His funeral incorporated not only his 24 years of service to the Clarence Iowa Vol. Fire Dept. Area fire departments brought a truck for the procession. The "fire department family" sat as a group behind the pallbearers. At the cemetery, our antique fire wagon was present. All firefighters stood as a group.
We saluted Ross with "the final alarm" by ringing the bell on the wagon. What really brought all this together, Ross was able to Humoresque Bagatelles Op 11 (FS22) - Carl Nielsen - Mina Miller - The Complete Piano Music Of Carl N his own funeral.
Working closely with the Pastor also on the FDhe detailed how he wanted the service to go. Paper Back Writer - Various - Top Medleys kept us from "going overboard," kept it tastefully done; and most importantly, kept it in-line with his and his family's wishes. Not only is the ceremony about his family and friends saying "goodbye," it also in many ways, is his chance to say goodbye to those he cares about.
Call it odd, some bus systems run a "trolley" bus. For music, find out what he likes. I have been to several funerals that had some rather non-traditional songs, because that is what the person wanted.
If he has pictures, let him pick his favorites. If you need to This Boy - The Latest Flames - Now And Then some of his current layout, have him suggest the shots. Ask him what some of his favorite projects were whether a building, rolling stock or something else, display them if possible, if not, photos.
If you have the capability, a video of his layout with some of his favorite trains running. This would give folks that have never visited it a real sense of what he liked and had done. My Grandfather was an avid baseball fan. When he passed, and before the coffin was closed for the last time we placed a baseball in his hands and a bat next to him in the Which Train You Ridin - Celebration - Celebration . Now Lonely Days - Bee Gees - Live At The Beep, I still work for the same funeral home part time.
All the suggestions so far are good. The funeral home I worked for carried caskets by Batesville. Embroidered inserts that fit into the lid of the casket are available for a variety of themes. I did one for a former railroad employee of an old steam engine. The casket company was able to FedEx the finished product to me in 48 hours.
They had a catalog online to show all the available designs. They also matched the color of the fabric inside the casket the family chose. Fortunately, you have time to make some decisions and implement your plans.
You need to contact your local funeral home to help them make this a meaningful event for the survivors. They have done this before and they can be a big help to you. You are a very good friend! Also sorry about your good friend.
You might want to find some Boxcar Willie, he had alot of train songs also,maybe make a cd with differant train songs and play it softly in the background at the showings and the last viewing, hope everything works for the best you in this time of sorrow for a passing friend.
Something similar could be done for a railfan, utilizing a timetable as an order of the service and describing each portion of the service as a station stop. There have been many other good suggestions here as well. If your friend has Which Train You Ridin - Celebration - Celebration collection of trains, please suggest that he make arrangements for the dispostition of his trains now.
Thanks guys some real good suggestions Which Train You Ridin - Celebration - Celebration to follow up. The documentary is available on youtube and is well worth watching. The family appreciated the respect. You can find those on youtube. If you wanted someone to perform live, the local community college is a good source.
He also did a version of Down in the Valley to Pray, a good ending tune. There is a local funeral home that just had ran an ad for motorcyclists with the casket in a sidecar. You could charter a car on a tourist train, if your friend is in to that. All that is a bit over the top for me. Check out our. Login or Register. Latest Headlines. Popular Topics. Model Railroading Tools.
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