The Ultimate Last Word

The Final Word 2
How many times have you thought about what it would be like to show up to your own funeral and share a few thoughts with those that attend? Maybe I’m the only one, but somehow I doubt it. I came across an unusual article yesterday about a private investigator in Australia that has expanded his services to include a unique offering — coffin confessions. Admittedly, it probably does not require a PI license to provide this service, but I believe the skills and disposition that make for a good private eye are also those that would be needed to take on the role Mr. Edgar has, including the willingness to do or say something in a situation many would find uncomfortable. I’m convinced that in Texas taking on this role of speaking for the deceased would more likely involve coffin confrontations than confessions, but I, like many Texans, am proud of the lone-wolf/maverick reputation that we have. And there aren’t many behaviors that would be more maverick than taking over the pulpit at a funeral to lend your voice to the final words of someone that wanted the ultimate last word. At first I was taken aback by this idea. But after a bit of self-reflection, I came to the conclusion that this is a service that should be offered, even if the demand for it is low. Part of what makes me want to be a PI is the opportunity to bring my skill set to bear when someone is unwilling or unable to provide their own voice. And I can’t think of a situation where that is more the case than at your own funeral. So, I added it to the services list on my website. Even if I’m never hired to provide this service, it has given me a few ideas about my own funeral. So, in addition to hearing Spirit in the Sky and Kyrie, you might want to show up to my funeral (in 50 years or so) to see what my ultimate last words will be. In the meantime, if you or someone you know would like the ultimate last word, let me know. ELN Investigations; how can we help you?
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