It doesn't have to be a service- religious or otherwise- nor does it have to be formal.
People just need to get together with other people who are mourning the passing of the same person.
Sorry for your loss.
I want a sendoff that looks exactly like my life. I want the family I talk to, not the family that I haven't talked to in 25 years. I want the friends that are actual friends, not the people that call when they need something from me. I want them all to be laughing and having a good time. I want stories told and I want them making fun of me and each other. I want it like I was still there...because I will be.
I've been a Wings fan for over thirty years. I think the glory days of the NHL are over. There are so many rules and regulations that the game has changed, and I don't think it's for the better. Hockey used to be a tough sport...goalies didn't even wear masks, way back! If trends keep going, a goalie will only need to stand in front of a net and all the equipment will just block it. Add to the mix the unfortunate enforcement of rules, and in a few years, the NHL is populated by the likes of Brian Boitano and Elvis Stojko. I'm just dying to see a retiring player or coach come out and say that the NHL is a piece of garbage or that Gary Bettman has ruined the league, or something to make people realize how crappy it's become. Most of the crap they pull can be justified, though, and that's part of the problem. PK Subban takes a two handed baseball swing, causing a fractured arm, he gets kicked out for the rest of the game by on ice officials. Kronwall makes a hit on a guy with his head down, and it was slightly illegal (I stopped reading about it as soon as he got suspended), there's no on ice call, but the league suspends him even though there are no medical issues with the guy that gets Kronwalled.
If you could call out the NHL on their BS, while having an audience that could have an impact, what would you say?
I don't know, I just hope it isn't Babcock. It seems like he's lost his effectiveness. You can't trade out an entire team, and it's time for a shake up. Thanks, Mike...we had a good run, and we all appreciate. I wish you luck with whoever takes you on, but I think we've stretched this thing out long enough.
Holy crap...after the last clue, it hit me that you referenced A Farmer in the Dell. Looking back, it's specifically "a dell". Five minutes of thinking about artists "a dell" in their name. Finally...Adele!
One might think that this band would be the nemesis of the bands Poison and Anthrax