It was, they all agreed, a wonderful service: such tasteful flowers, such a moving sermon, and they’d decorated the church so beautifully for the occasion. Even the children had behaved themselves, which was quite unlike them.
All in all, a lovely send off. It brought a tear to one’s eye, it really did.
...of course, it was a shame about the coffin; all those nails hammered around the rim. Those muffled screams. And that constant scratch-scratch-scratching, all throughout the service, which had quite ruined poor Betsy’s eulogy.
Some people, they all agreed, simply didn’t know how to behave at a funeral.
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