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Chris Croughton's Funeral... [Nov. 30th, 2011|09:29 pm]
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keristor's funeral was today and, by any possible measure, was excellent. I didn't get the chance to count properly, but there were in the region of seventy or eighty of us there, and about 90% of the crowd were connected in some way to filk.



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This was at the Green Burial Ground near Olney. The coffin is woven grasses, and in due time he'll be feeding a tree as per his instructions.

A good one. Well done everybody.

Edit: if anyone wants to link to this post or the photo, they can do so with my blessing.
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[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2011-11-30 10:13 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for this.

My mother is buried in the same place - it's a lovely site - and my Dad has a spot booked next to her.
[User Picture]From: filkerdave
2011-11-30 10:16 pm (UTC)

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Thank you for this. I'd have been there if it was in any way practical.
[User Picture]From: filkerdave
2011-11-30 10:50 pm (UTC)

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Oh, and may I link to this post?
[User Picture]From: dougs
2011-11-30 10:52 pm (UTC)

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Absolutely. Please do.
[User Picture]From: filkerdave
2011-11-30 11:18 pm (UTC)

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Done.

Thank you
[User Picture]From: pbristow
2011-11-30 11:30 pm (UTC)

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I'll add a link from my "FunRep" post too, if that's OK?

Did you get any other shots, BTW? By quirk of camera angle, in this shot Hilary is completely hidden behind Donna... But I wondered if that might have been deliberate (i.e. you thought it would be too intrusive)?

Anyway, if anyone needs evidence that *I* was there, I can point to the top of my head, just behind bardling. =:o?

Thanks. I'd meant to bring a camera myself, but totally forgot when packing this morning.
[User Picture]From: dougs
2011-11-30 11:43 pm (UTC)

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It's the only one I took, anyone who got hidden did so by chance only.

Yes, you can link to it, and so can anyone else who happens by.
[User Picture]From: pbristow
2011-12-01 09:41 am (UTC)

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Thanks. 'Tis done.
[User Picture]From: the_magician
2011-12-01 10:03 pm (UTC)

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And you can link to any of the pictures I took at the funeral too, if you wish
http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_magician/6433631537/in/set-72157628226805019/
[User Picture]From: pbristow
2011-12-02 12:14 am (UTC)

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Thanks, and done.
[User Picture]From: cobrabay
2011-11-30 10:46 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for posting this.
[User Picture]From: sigisgrim
2011-11-30 11:02 pm (UTC)

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Yes, thank you for the post and the picture. Keristor will be greatly missed.
[User Picture]From: filkertom
2011-11-30 11:33 pm (UTC)

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Definitely thanks for this. Rest well, Chris.
[User Picture]From: aunty_marion
2011-12-01 12:00 am (UTC)

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Thanks for this. I didn't even notice you taking the picture! I took my own camera, but never got it out of the bag.
[User Picture]From: thnidu
2011-12-01 01:10 am (UTC)

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Adieu à notre bon ami Keris.
[User Picture]From: lexin
2011-12-01 01:10 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for this; I shall miss seeing Keris at conventions.