When you go to a funeral, do you walk up to the casket and touch the body?

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#1 hobbez
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A few years ago, I witnessed one of the most heartbreaking moments when my uncle died.

It was an open casket, and my aunt (his wife) approached it. She looked lovingly at him, then straightened his tie, straightened his lapels, and ran her fingers through his hair. Then she kissed him on the forehead. I don't think I've ever been so touched in my life. They were married for ~40 years.

I personally wouldn't go up there, I don't think I could.

Your thoughts?

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#2 Hey_Jay
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Touching the body at all depends on how close I was to the person.
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#3 tomxizor
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I've never been to a funeral with an open casket. :(
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#4 krazykillaz
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I've only been to one wake and I didn't go up to the casket.
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#5 X360PS3AMD05
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Depends on how good the mortician is...............
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#6 Bliind-Guardian
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no, i hate funerals, and i personally hate the people tht are there and the way they act, but actually...

thts just me and my complex way of looking XD and as for touching, well no lol i wouldnt like to be touched by some old women...

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#7 vidplayer8
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I've only been to two funerals. One was like a great aunt who i don't remember meeting, and the other one was my half-brothers friends :(

so no i have never done that. and I wouldn't anyway, dead bodies are creepy

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#8 Ngamer05
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I've never been to a funeral with an open casket. :(tomxizor

Neither have I :?

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#9 CptJSparrow
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I go up there, and I've touched the corpse before....I don't plan on doing that again, but I suppose I may if I have to bury someone I really love.
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#10 kitty  Moderator
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no, i usually avoid going to funerals
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#11 Mrs_Sesshomaru
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No I dont.

Plus after seeing Clerks I i dont want that to happen(they made her fall out of her casket)..

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#12 _Marisa_
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My touched my cousin's dead body after he overdosed on drugs. I felt his stomach and it made a newspaper sound, I think they stuffed him :?
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#13 megagene
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I've done it once before. It was a good friend of mine. I just put my hand on his arm for a moment.
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#14 KiIIyou
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I lick off all their horrible makeup.
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#15 -R3Volation
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I was young, and my Grandpa died, I just poked his arm because he looked like a board and felt like one too. My mom hit me though so I don't do it anymore.
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#16 Iron_will
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I have never been to a funeral, besides I won't touch a dead corpse what if it becomes a zombie!:o
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#17 kitty  Moderator
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what if it becomes a zombie!:oIron_will
then we'll have to bring out the shotgun :o
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eww no
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#19 dgbeard45
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I've been to two open casket wakes and one funeral ceremony. I do walk up to the casket, never bothered me even if they were close (my grandmother). Never touched it before, kind of weird, no?
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#20 Basic_Instinct
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I see nothing wrong with it. I have been to an open casket funeral when my Great Grandpa died(although I did not touch him because I was around 6 years old then).

P.S. Some people are afraid because it may come back to life (zombie), but that is impossible. It is about as possible as a pencil starting to walk. Just makes no sense.