Posted on March 28, 2013 by btx3
Picking a coffin in Ghana for that deceased loved on is a bit more complex than “Do you want the wood one, or the brass handles?”
Funerals are one of the most important events in Ghanaian society. Frederick Nnoma-Addison, a D.C.-based journalist who comes from the West African country, says funerals in Ghana are considered an investment in the memory of the deceased. “Yes, there is mourning, but we also reflect his or her good life, and celebrate,” he told Seth Doane.
And while a funeral lasts just a few hours, since eternity is, well, eternity, it’s important to spend it in style.
Check this out! For the ful set – follow the link above.
Filed under: Africa | Tagged: Africa, Death, Funeral, Ghana, Style | Leave a Comment »
Posted on January 29, 2012 by btx3
This is Christina Aguiilera’s interpretation of Etta James’ classic “At Last” performed at Etta’s funeral.
Filed under: Music, From Way Back When to Now | Tagged: At Last, Christina Aguilera, Etta James, Funeral | Leave a Comment »
Posted on April 11, 2010 by btx3
One of the events I have been remiss in posting on is the air crash which killed the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and a number of key members of their government.
I would like to express my personal sympathies to the Polish people for this tragic loss.
Many years ago, I worked for a company which lost a number of people in the Air Florida crash – some of whom were co-workers and friends – so I understand fully the loss, and sadness of the Polish people.
Filed under: News | Tagged: air crash, Funeral, Lech Kaczynski, Poland, sympathies | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 14, 2010 by btx3
Apparently there has been an internet rumor circulating at the speed of light around the Internet that James Brown’s body is missing from the crypt where he was buried on his Daughter’s property. Like a lot of rumors on the WWW, this one got around the world 43 times – before anyone got around to checking the facts.
James Cuts A Move in the "Hood"
Funeral director lays James Brown rumor to rest
A “Super Bad” Internet rumor is playing “I Got You” with the British tabloids, which claimed yesterday that the corpse of soul superstar James Brown was stolen, but South Carolina cops and a funeral director say the papers are “Talking Loud and Saying Nothing.”
“I have not heard that,” said the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction over the area where Brown was laid to rest. “I would expect we would have knowledge of such a thing.”
Charles Reid of C.A. Reid Funeral Home, who managed the 2006 burial of the Godfather of Soul in a mausoleum at his daughter’s home, said the rumor is false.
James Brown’s daughter LaRhonda Pettit reportedly said his body was missing on the eve of an autopsy meant to prove he was poisoned. The story got picked up and traveled around the world before it landed back in South Carolina, where Reid laid it to rest.
Filed under: Music, From Way Back When to Now, Nawwwwww! | Tagged: Death, Funeral, Godfather of Soul, James Brown, rumors | 2 Comments »
Posted on December 15, 2009 by btx3
Over 1,000 Royal Canadian Mounted Police showed their respect for the 4 fallen officers killed two weeks ago near Seattle. An absolutely incredible outpouring of support for these officer’s families.
Filed under: News | Tagged: Fallen, Funeral, Mounties, Police, RCMP, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Seattle | 5 Comments »
Posted on July 7, 2009 by btx3
Conservatives don’t even like music.This conservative hates Michael Jackson, saying it is wrong to glorify a “pervert”.
Filed under: Stupid Republican Tricks | Tagged: Funeral, Michael Jackson, Pervert, stupid republican, Stupid Republican Tricks | 2 Comments »