Phang Nga woman has the funeral of her dreams
A 37-year-old Phang Nga woman, after having a vision of her own death the day before it occurred, ordered friends and relatives to purchase a coffin and insisted that there be music, dancing and that those attending wear purple instead of black, the former being her favourite colour.
Wednesday 8 August 2012, 10:56AM
Villagers in Ruam Sook Tawee Sap (Happy Together, Riches Doubled) commune, Baan Kem village in Takua Pa district, told a reporter that their neighbour, Raruay ‘Pa’ Bammeko, was planning to attend festivities held for a neighbour’s son, who was entering the monkhood for Buddhist Lent.
“But probably I shall not come to the party,” she was quoted saying. “Go buy me a casket, and see that during my funeral music a good beat is played, and everyone dances. Let no one wear black. Tell them to wear purple instead, because that’s the colour I like.” Her comment came the night of July 27.
“I thought she was pulling my leg,” said close friend Yindi Pirakotr, 49, “because we were dancing at the Tam Kwan Nak party when she said it. After the party finished we each got on our motorcycles and went home, she into her house and I into mine. The next morning I heard she was dead. I immediately went to see, found her, and rushed her to Takua Pa hospital for a doctor’s examination. “The doctor said that she was indeed dead.”
That happened on July 28. Pa’s common-law husband, Sujin Kaewpengkror, 48, arranged the funeral for her – a cremation on August 6 at Wat Nam Kem. The funeral was carried out almost identically to her wishes.
Pa died, according to the official report, of a stroke, probably related to heart disease.
Source: Manager Online