One of my boss' dad passed away the other day and our office attended the funeral. It was incredibly sad, even for someone like myself who never met the man. I was tearing up and smiling at the same time as they pushed the casket out of the church because they played the Iowa fight song on the piano. At that point I thought, "Wow, how cool." It also made me think that maybe some are going about funerals all wrong and maybe we should all have our own, "Iowa fight song".
My dad has always joked that when he goes, he wants to be strapped to a horse and have someone let the horse go down the streets of Prairieburg, Iowa (I know, he's crazy, ha!). But honestly, as morbid as it sounds, I decided that I want my passing to be a celebration! I want to have a party, have cranberry and vodka drinks for everyone and this new song of George Strait's playing in the background.
Although, I don't plan on anything happening for at least 126 years (I'm hoping in the next few years they'll come out with a pill that will make us live another 100 years), but friends take note! I want to live my life now like I'm in a party and I want to go out with the partying continuing behind me.