Friday, April 30, 2010

Funeral Card Friday: Adrian DeVRIES

Funeral program (with inserts) of Adrian DeVries, Grand Rapids, Michigan, citing death on 6 January 2007; DeVries Family Papers, digitized and privately held by Miriam Robbins Midkiff, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Spokane, Washington. 2010.

The funeral card--or should I say funeral program--of my maternal (step) grandfather Adrian DeVRIES differs greatly from those of his family members featured the last month. His is a mini-biography, complete with photographs from his childhood to his elder years. The size of it is much larger as well. Included in the program was a lined sheet in which extended family members and friends could write their favorite memories of Adrian to leave with the family. Also included for the mourner's convenience were three copies of hymns which were sung at Adrian's funeral, one of which, In the Garden, is my favorite.

Thanks to Dee Akard Welborn for this great Friday theme! Dee encourages others to highlight their funeral card collection on the first Friday of each month. Since I have so many, I've decided to highlight mine every Friday.


Brenda Leyndyke said...

What a beautiful tribute. I have never seen a program like this. What size are the pages? I imagine many generations from now coming across this and being very happy at the find.

Ruth said...

What a great idea! Very thoughtful, intimate, precious! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Robbins said...

Brenda, the program is about 8 1/2 by 10...not quite a full sheet of paper.

Thanks to both of you for stopping by!