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Posted by: NevermoAnon ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 02:20PM

Is anyone here watching Monson’s funeral? If so I have two questions, the large greenery draping his casket...I assuming that is symbolic for the green apron in the temple. Am I correct?
Also, they just panned the audience and there was a huge area of open seating on the top right of the conference center. Is it really that empty? My husband says it’s reserved but I disagree when the funeral has already started.

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 02:33PM

but they wouldn't put that on top of the casket. I may be wrong, but I don't think so. My parents had some type of arrangement draping their caskets and then they put them on top of the grave. My dad had an ornamental grain-type thing as he was a farmer. We put pine on my mother's casket as she died around Christmas.

I've noticed the large empty area during general conference, too. When I actually went with my TBM daughter many years ago (as a favor to her), they had an empty space then, too. I don't know why they have it that way. I'm sure there were many people who wanted to get in and are in other buildings by temple square.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 02:37PM

cl2 Wrote:
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> but they wouldn't put that on top of the casket. I
> may be wrong, but I don't think so. My parents had
> some type of arrangement draping their caskets and
> then they put them on top of the grave. My dad had
> an ornamental grain-type thing as he was a farmer.
> We put pine on my mother's casket as she died
> around Christmas.
>
> I've noticed the large empty area during general
> conference, too. When I actually went with my TBM
> daughter many years ago (as a favor to her), they
> had an empty space then, too. I don't know why
> they have it that way. I'm sure there were many
> people who wanted to get in and are in other
> buildings by temple square.

I looked. Yes, there is a green drapery made of leaves over his casket.

Never saw such a thing in my life. The opening song was "Lilies of the field" so I am thinking they are made of lily leaves since its out of season for lilies?

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 02:34PM

I have never heard of what you are referring to when it comes to the green drapery, even when I was LDS.

Empty seats? I know that there was a seating was first come first seating, so I doubt it's reserved seating?

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Posted by: NevermoAnon ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 02:43PM

Ok thanks guys! I live in Tennessee and have my whole life and just have never seen anything even somewhat resembling that.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 02:47PM

NevermoAnon Wrote:
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> Ok thanks guys! I live in Tennessee and have my
> whole life and just have never seen anything even
> somewhat resembling that.


Me either! And I was LDS. :-O

On a side note, I cringe at how even the remarks are scripted. Nothing spontaneous. :-/

So controlled. I know I lack charity in a time of grief, but , ugh.

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Posted by: NevermoAnon ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 02:55PM

Thank you Angela! I feel a bit validated ;)

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 02:59PM

I just turned the channel. That is what it looks like! I've never seen anything like it.

It's over? One hour? Wow! Most mormon funerals aren't only an hour!!!

I'll watch to see if I can get a closer view.

Really, I've NEVER seen anything like the piece of greenery they have hanging over that casket and I've been to a lot of mormon funerals.

P.S. I got a pretty good look at it and it sure looks like a temple apron.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2018 03:10PM by cl2.

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 03:13PM

wearing black, but the women in the tabernacle choir aren't. I find that funny given that mormons don't wear black for funerals.

They are making me ill with their comments. My son asked me to please change the channel. I told him why I had turned it.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 03:32PM

cl2 Wrote:
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> wearing black, but the women in the tabernacle
> choir aren't. I find that funny given that mormons
> don't wear black for funerals.
>
> They are making me ill with their comments. My son
> asked me to please change the channel. I told him
> why I had turned it.


Black would be the right professional color to wear for a news agency who is covering a funeral.

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 04:04PM


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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 04:20PM

Because a dark suit for man is considered appropriate attire for a funeral.....

Inside the conference center, most men were in dark suits, the women, whatever they wanted. Not much black for the women inside.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2018 04:22PM by angela.

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 04:32PM

Wasn't even close to dark. KUTV women were in all different colors.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2018 04:33PM by cl2.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 04:43PM

cl2 Wrote:
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> Wasn't even close to dark. KUTV women were in all
> different colors.

LOL :)

You are either 1)over thinking this or 2)knitpicking it...

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Posted by: NevermoAnon ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 03:26PM

Thank you Cl2! So glad people are noticing this!

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 03:05PM

The draping is a new subliminal message for members. In record numbers, members are reaching for their checkbooks and contacting their bishops in an effort to make a donation to LDS Corp.

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 03:07PM

I need to ask.

How many times did the funeral procession pass the City Creek Mall?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2018 03:08PM by messygoop.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 03:10PM

WOW.

Nelson is 93? You would never know. Very sound of mind and speech. I would have thought he was in in 70's, not his 90's

Barring any acute medical issue, he is gonna have a decent length of reign as prez.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 03:38PM

I haven't followed him. Does he really seem that youthful, given his age?

A "young" 93 is still 93. :)

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 03:41PM

Yes, he does. I would have never guest he is in his 90's. Nothing feeble.

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Posted by: notmonotloggedin ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 05:21PM


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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 13, 2018 04:42AM

Seriously.

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Posted by: SL Richards ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 03:52PM

Watching BYUTV with all the glowing horseshit about this guy. It’s easy to smile and visit people when you are embarrassingly rich on the backs of church members.

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Posted by: rhgc ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 04:07PM

The protocol obviously required credentials to enter - so that there could be no possibility of any disturbance. Because of the time of year and travel, there were not enough persons with credentials - requiring interviews or positions - to fill the auditorium. I have only been there twice and it was NOT full even when tickets were readily available for a special event.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 04:23PM

Who died?

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 04:34PM

Now all the other mormons will be draping their caskets with leaf aprons and then the leaders will tell them this is inappropriate.

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Posted by: notmonotloggedin ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 05:20PM

It's times like these we are extra happy we don't live in UT. We'd go nuts having to listen to all the news reports.

not

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Posted by: adoylelb ( )
Date: January 13, 2018 12:29AM

notmonotloggedin Wrote:
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> It's times like these we are extra happy we don't
> live in UT. We'd go nuts having to listen to all
> the news reports.
>
> not


My feelings exactly. Not just that, but it was just a regular workday for me, although on Fridays I only work half a day. Nothing here about the funeral on any of the local news sources, and it's really nice.

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Posted by: BYU Boner ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 07:31PM

The green draping is simplying the “staging” of the casket for the audience. Inside the coffin, Monson’s body is “staged” in his white temple clothes, baker’s cap, and green fig leaf apron. His body is also filled with embalming fluid and cosmetics were added to his skin so the embalmed remains didn’t have a greyish look to them.

As with all things Mormon, appearances are everything. Greenery, make up, and trying to preserve the dead are all part of the illusion. The Mortician’s Boner.

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Posted by: adoylelb ( )
Date: January 13, 2018 12:37AM

I just looked at pictures of that greenery, and the thing I thought of was an unfinished Rose Parade float. That, or from a distance, it looks like sod.

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