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Old 08-08-2017, 12:33 PM
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I am sure they do, abbra, and thank you for sharing your heartbreaking story with us. When relatives die at any time it is a grevious blow (especially when they are very young like your beloved daughter) but when it happens near to an important anniversary like a birthday it somehow makes it all worse.

So many people all over the world were shocked and saddened by Diana's death and the fact that it was a drunk driver at the wheel makes it ten times sadder somehow. I loved, admired and respected Diana. The fact is, she is now where there is no more pain, no more hurt. That won't stop her family or strangers like me and you thinking about her on the twentieth anniversary of her death. Thankyou for posting your memories of that day.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:47 AM
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Lovely words Curryong my thoughts too
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:56 AM
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It's customary in my area (Atlantic Canada) to have the coffin open during the visitation for people to view when they pay their respects to the mourners. I heard a story about a man from Scotland, who went to one of these open-coffin visitations, looked at the deceased (embalmed and dressed in a suit) and thought to himself, "All dressed up and no place to go."


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It's not traditional in the UK for coffins to be open - at least it never has been in my family or the families of any of my friends and acquaintances.
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:07 AM
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I'm old enough to remember stories my grandmother told me about a true Irish wake where the body was laid out in the living room and mourners would keep vigil and should the menfolk decided to go off to the local pub for a drink or five, they'd take the dearly departed with them and prop him up at the bar with a stiff drink.

Now how true all this was is anyone's guess but my dear grandmother sure had a twinkle in her eye telling these stories.
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:15 AM
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Bodies were laid out in the bedroom or living room and vistiors could go in and see the body and say a prayer. I have never heard of anything like "taking him to the pub"....
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:24 AM
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If true, it was a long. long time ago. My grandfather was born in 1867 and my grandmother in 1880.
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:34 AM
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well I'm sure it was never true. I've been to wakes, and people had a few drinks but it was quiet and respectful...
although you're remidnign me of a bit in the Golden Girls comedy series where Rose, Betty White's character goes to a wake with Sophia, and says that everyone got drunk, and one of the mourners "slow danced with the corpse, but even that was oddly touching"...
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:48 AM
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I always said I wanted to grow up to be Sophia. I thought she was hilarious.

I seriously doubt it to be true also. The practice of the visitation at the funeral home with an open casket still is quite common then the funeral Mass and internment is what I've always experienced.
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:56 AM
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Golly this is a morbid discussion ha ha
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:36 AM
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Indeed, I think it's time to move back to the main topic of the thread.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:56 PM
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A short discussion on Cepe Smith's Twitter regarding the new doco about the days between Diana's death and the funeral produced this from Robert Jobson. He's talking about Earl Spencer's eulogy.

https://mobile.twitter.com/theroyale...11565740474368
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:57 AM
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Reading through this information is hard, but it's even harder read that Diana was a bit aware of what happened.

It's incredibly sad and touching to read that Charles was very concerned about Diana and her condition. Also he always felt that Diana was going to come back to him and needing him to take care of her. I know he would've took care of her and would've nursed her back to health.

Minute-by-minute series of the week Diana died | Daily Mail Online
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:19 AM
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how would he "nurse her back to health?" It was apparently something he said, but whether it would have happened is anyone's guess. Wuold he have given up Camilla to look after Diana?
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:25 AM
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I don't for one minute believe Charles said that.
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:43 AM
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Why? Because most of the article seems to be based on fact. he may well have said it, exactly how it would have worked out in practice is another matter.
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:45 AM
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Its impossible to really put words into a person's mouth at the time of hearing the news of a tragic accident and that his ex-wife may have been seriously hurt. I'm sure that if needed, Charles would have seen that Diana had the very best in medical care but that doesn't mean that he would have been by her bedside 24/7 as a devoted ex-husband.

Its all moot anyways because Diana died.
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:49 AM
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I think he may have said this, but then again Mark Bolland is the person he said it ot, and he's a PR man. Still as you say, its a bit off to "put words into the mouth" of someone in such a tragic situation.
I'm sure he would have, if needed, been there to ensure she had the best medical care...just as he wnt to Paris on the boys' behalf to bring her home
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:39 AM
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Folks, what I'm saying is that I'm sure Charles would've made sure Diana received the best care possible, if she had survived the whole ordeal. He was arranging to be at her bedside, before he got the news of her death. In the end, he brought her back home.
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Folks, what I'm saying is that I'm sure Charles would've made sure Diana received the best care possible, if she had survived the whole ordeal. He was arranging to be at her bedside, before he got the news of her death. In the end, he brought her back home.
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DI HERO'S FIRST INTERVIEWFirefighter who heard Princess Diana’s final words tells how he thought he’d saved her life after giving her CPR
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/434976...rst-interview/
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