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How do you make up for not attending a friends father’s funeral service?




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Aug 9, 2010
    • Flowers, card, calls, offers to help in other ways, but an apology would be the best way to make up for it.  Notice I said apology not excuses.




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      UK Girl wrote Aug 9, 2010
    • Flowers and card .....




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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Aug 9, 2010
    • I find it very hard to go to funerals. I normally tell them up front that instead of going to the funeral, I would like to stay at the home to greet the family and friends coming back from the service. I normally clean up some and make sure food and coffee is ready.
      That’s just my way of handling it.
      After the fact, I would certainly send a card and a flower to let your friend know that she is in your thoughts. Let her know that you are there for her.
      Most times when there’s death of a loved one, everyone is there right in the beginning. It’s hard when all of a sudden you are left all alone to finally think about the loss you’ve just experienced. She may need you now more than ever. heart




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      Mzd3 wrote Aug 9, 2010
    • Perfect answer Lisa!




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      Mary Clark wrote Aug 9, 2010
    • I agree with Lisa....everyone comes at the beginning when the person dies but after everyone has gone home....and after the service...it becomes a major let down.  I have found that even if I do not go the funeral home for visitation or to the funeral itself....a card or a visit a week or so later means so much more.  A card with a nice note it can mean so much!




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      Jan Orga wrote Aug 9, 2010
    • When my husband’s father died, we even got cards months later. It was heartwarming to read, months after the funeral, of how he impacted someone’s life, or even that friends were simply thinking of us. I honestly think those cards meant more to us than the ones in the beginning. Not that we didn’t appreciate all the immediate attention, we were just so overwhelmed, it was hard to take it all in. You’ll know the right thing to do.




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      Suzann wrote Aug 9, 2010
    • I agree with everyone. Cards, helping out in other ways, flowers. All totally acceptable. If you can’t go to a funeral, you can’t go. No one should judge that.




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      Lazylola wrote Aug 9, 2010
    • Great answers. I don’t like funerals.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Aug 10, 2010
    • Thanks for the great suggestions ladies.




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