My husband and I sang at a funeral today.
The deceased was 100 years old. She experienced
many historical events. Women could vote in
1920 in the US. Fashion included flapper dresses.
The Charleston was the dance of those days.
The era was known as the “Roaring Twenties”
and the Jazz age and the Golden Age Boom
because of the economic boom after WWI.
The average life span in 1920 was fifty-four
whereas today it is 77 in the US. She had
excellent genes to have lived to be 100.
A touching rendition of Ave Maria was
sung by my husband. Since my teen years
of being church organist in Colorado, I
have sung for numerous funerals. It
is my music ministry. I silently pray for
the deceased. Today’s funeral was relatively
small. We not only honor the deceased,
but also, those left behind. We hope our
music is a comfort to family and friends.