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5.22.2006

Funeral Talk

I went to Durant Clement's funeral this afternoon. He was considered part of the "old guard" of the Wise County legal community. The service was different than most I've been to in that 50% or more of it was dedicated to friends and family members simply standing up and talking about Durant. It was personal and touching. All funerals should be that way.

8 comments:

Collectionsite said...

I try to live my life like this. I want people to stand up and say nice things about me and my life :)

As we all know life is short and all we have are each other.

Barry, I hope you stood with the others and said something from the heart :)

Anonymous said...

We're all going to be totally, utterly and completely washed away, out of the memory of anyone and everyone who passes this earth after. When was the last time you thought of your great-great-great-great-great...you get the idea. We are nothings. Yet we worry about so much, try to do too much, be all this and all that. And it amounts to NOTHING. Big picture, that is. Sometime in the next few thousand years, there will be a catastrophic comet or some such that will cause life on the surface to start all over. And that will repeat thousands of times until the sun's hydrogen expires and it swells into a red giant with a perimeter that actually engulfs the earth. And this planet disappears. Long after all of us on this blog are dead and gone and totally forgotten. Who's gonna win the big game tonight?

Anonymous said...

anon @ 5:24 ...

I never thought about it that way ... WOW ....

I am going out back right now and find a tree to hang my self before the comet hits us. Besides if a comet would hit Newark these people down here would rebuild thier Mobile Homes and I just couldnt stand that sight :)

Anonymous said...

I liked Durant - especially the way he would look you right in the eye - and he had such a cheerful disposition.

I'll miss him.

And I'd like to add my compliments to 5:24's comments. It's kinda nice to have comments like that on this blog once in a while.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Durant will be truly missed! He was a one of kind man and you knew exactly where you stood with him. What a privelage to know him and his wonderful family!

Anonymous said...

Thank you 5:24, I feel much better now~~~~~not really. What the *%^& are you talking about?!

mzchief said...

Years ago when Durant was still able to walk his cocker spaniel he never failed to stop and smell the roses growing in the front garden of a house he passed during those evening walks. Durant made a point to wave to everyone he saw and speak with those who wished to speak. After it became too difficult for Durant to get around and he only walked when it was a must he still took a moment with the people he encountered. Durant knew that every moment and every person was/is in their own way special and something to be appreciated. His integrity, intellect, wry humour and sincere humanity will be greatly missed. The impact of Durant's kindness and decency will be long remembered even after his name is long forgotten.

Perhaps his impact upon the fabric of those he met and touched will be felt by those they encounter until the moment the comet slams into the earth and the sun goes super-nova.

Anonymous said...

Then let's all try to be like Durant, and stop putting down one another.