Went to a funeral of a family friend yesterday. She was just under 102 years old. We had know her since she was in her 70s. We used to visit her several times a week and make sure everything was ok. She no contact with any of her family until recently when a neice turned up on the scenes.
We knew that the lady wanted to be buried in a plot that her church had kept for her. This was in her will. Imagine our amazement when the funeral car turned into the crematorium! I told the minister the mistake and what the wishes of the lady were. I know that there was no going back at this stage in the events, but I was fuming, and had a sick feeling in my stomach. I had a restless night thinking about her being burned, when she had always planned to be buried.
This is what happens when so-called families take over and don't consult those closest to the deceased. But then, we know that the lady had saved quite a lot of money over six decades for the end of her life and burial expenses. It makes one think!