Saturday, 21 February 2015

Music for my funeral - lessons from Betty

I have been pondering what music would be appropriate for my funeral - when it comes!

It seems to me that there are two possible slots in the secular ceremony where I would like to have some music:
 
  • In the middle of the funeral, an idea borrowed from our family friend Betty, when those present can think about the deceased.
  • When the curtains close and the coffin is whisked away to the furnace.


 
 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

What was your most poignant discovery?

RONALD MUNTING 

This morning I was asked by one of my long-term friends in the USA, "What was your most poignant discovery?" - I think the death of Ronald Munting must be in the upper, upper echelon. He was evacuated from London to Cornwall to escape the dangers of living in the capital but was then killed when he was blown up by a mine.

His parents,Arthur and Emily F Munting were also apparently killed in a separate incident during the London "Blitz" but no death registration has been found and they are not on the CWGC list of civilian war dead.
 
 
Ronald's grave at Gunwalloe in Cornwall.
 
 
Ronald's Death Certificate.