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Funeral Etiquette

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  1. mdhall41

    mdhall41 Well-Known Member

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    Last Saturday my cousin (more like an uncle as I grew up with his kids) died in a motorcycle accident. I am considering riding from NC up to MI to attend the funeral and viewing (on my bike). Someone stated that it might be in bad taste to ride the bike up for this... Since he died on the motorcycle.

    Thoughts and opinions? I didn't see it that way, but if I'm wrong I'd like to know. The last thing I want to do is cause anyone additional grief or bad feelings. I just wanted to be there to support my surviving cousins and the cheapest and best way for me to get there is on my bike.
     
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    If he would have died in a car, would everyone have to walk there?
     
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    Would you be mad if they road to your funeral on their bikes under the same circumstances?
     
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    I'd ride.
     
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    When A biker from our group died there were a lot of bikes there. No disrespect intended, no problem. There's always someone in the crowd who will get a stick up their a$$ about just about anything. Let them learn to deal with life, themselves.
     
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    It's not how you arrive to the funeral but that you chose to arrive at the funeral.
     
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    VicVisionBulldog VOG Police Chief

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    What do you think he would think about it?

    I'm guessing a motorcycle guy would be happy you got a nice ride in to remember him and be there for the family.

    I see no issues but as Mag said there's usually 1, but who cares what Karen thinks.

    You do what makes you and him both happy.
     
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    I appreciate the comments fellas, I'm on my way up on the bike right now!
     
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    ok i keep seeing this " karen" i believe to be said in a derogatory way. what does it mean?
     
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    b careful, cagers/idiots are everywhere!
     
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    Don't worry I didn't know until recently when I had to look it up because my wife laughed at me thinking some ladies name really was Karen.

    Here's How Karen Became The Name All Over The Internet
     
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    oic, a yankee, you know obnoxious and self serving to a fault and always assuming their way IS the best and only way.
     
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    what would your cousin have wanted you to do? What would hisWife and kids Want?
    And lastly, what do you want?

    personally, funerals are for the people left. I think they are morbid, especially an open casket. As well as a pretty penny that is wasted, in my opinion.

    but if it were me, the deceased person, I’d want all my friends and family on bikes coming to a celebration of life. My body already disposed of.

    :beer2: :beer8::campfire_flames_md_wht: :crackup: :eat1: :fiddy::hat1::icon_rockwoot:
     
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    On that subject, a co-worker and man close to the same age and background as moi, has said that he's not having a funeral, but wants to be cremated. I told him I'll bring a bag of marshmallows and some coat hangers, and pass them out.......Didn't think he'd ever stop laughing.
     
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    My dad was cremated but we did have a small service to remember him. We told everybody to stay casual and encouraged those coming to wear their cowboy hats and boots as that is what he would want. I ended up wearing his last duty pistol next to his badge(we have the same number), with a belt and buckle of his, plus one of his hats. Not how I would typically carry to such an event but it was fitting for his.


    If I go before yall and you are coming to anything my family has for me please wear and ride whatever you please.
     
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