On Monday, 4th December 2017, we had the pleasure to sing at the funeral of a lovely lady in Wargrave. 5 or so years ago, we sang at her Husband's funeral, and the family had requested we sing 'Burlington Bertie from Bow', which apparently was the Husband's party piece.
Now, at his Wife's funeral, we were all handed linen handkerchiefs as we entered the church, along with the Orders of Service. We wondered what these were ofr, but all became clear when the daughter of the deceased told us that her Mother's last wish was that we should all leave the church happy, so she had chosen 'Wish me Luck as you wave me Goodbye' to be played as her coffin exited, and the we should all 'wave our knickers in the air'! So, rather than have us all whip our knickers off, she had supplied nice handkerchiefs that we could wave instead!
.....So that was a first!
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