I have often spoken of the need to remember the dead accurately the way they were in life. As I see it, there is little use to taking a person with all their human weaknesses and faults and turning them into a saint when they die. I learned that from the late, Bill Bates.
Remembering someone accurately is not always politically correct and/or socially acceptable. Of all the almost 2,100 posts on this website, one post stands out as the most viewed and one with a few very critical comments.
I took a beating and my mother took a beating beacuse she is my mother. The story was about a priest friend of mine who died. Here is the story, Msgr. Dan Sullivan, RIP.
I have been to too many funerals where no one recognized the person being eulogized.
No one is perfect…..especially me….and apparently Bernie Hopkins.
This reminds me of two things. First, you can take that “remember accurately” a bit too far and second, “he who dies first loses” when it comes to what goes on your stone.
Thanks to Caleb at Confessions of a funeral director blog for the photo.