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Oranges

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On 7/29/2017 at 10:35 PM, darkprincess said:

Unless it effects you directly, i.e. They want your family to pay, or they ask I would say nothing, wear beige, and try to be supportive, 

What is the significants of wearing beige?  I would think beige is normally very inappropriate at any funeral.  Of course, I have been to a funeral where (at the request of the deceased) everyone joyful colors.

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24 minutes ago, RecLucy said:

What is the significants of wearing beige?  I would think beige is normally very inappropriate at any funeral.  Of course, I have been to a funeral where (at the request of the deceased) everyone joyful colors.

"wearing beige" is not literal....it's the euphemism when you need to be quiet and stay in the back ground. 

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Thanks Mame 925, " "wearing beige" is not literal....it's the euphemism when you need to be quiet and stay in the back ground"I took it as literally and was confused.

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On 8/4/2017 at 2:43 PM, RecLucy said:

What is the significants of wearing beige?  I would think beige is normally very inappropriate at any funeral.  Of course, I have been to a funeral where (at the request of the deceased) everyone joyful colors.

@RecLucyI was wondering the same thing, so thanks for asking. I, too, have been to memorials/celebrations of life where colorful was good.

@Mame925Thanks for explaining. Makes more sense to me too, now.

On 8/4/2017 at 3:09 PM, Mame925 said:

"wearing beige" is not literal....it's the euphemism when you need to be quiet and stay in the back ground. 

 

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Dad had always insisted that we wear jeans (not to go buy new funeral clothes).

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On 8/4/2017 at 10:29 AM, Oranges said:

Update:  Funeral was beautiful.  The aftermath is coming along as predicted. Fighting over money. But check this out:

BIL1 asked DH if BIL2 could come and stay with us. As SIL1 has taken over MIL's house and her DD and grands are there. As well as BIL2 and his fam, which consists of BIL1, his wife, their 3 minors and 1 AC complete with 5 small kids and another one on the way.  I didn't need a voice for this one...DH said no way in ####...LOL...and told me about the conversation the next day.

 

Glad the funeral went well. Sorry about the fighting over money - so sad when that happens.

But can't get over the request for so many relatives to stay w/ you and your family! No doubt, it's getting crowded at MIL's, but have none of them heard of a hotel? Or just going homes for now?

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